The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and National Defence Public Service employees.

Pilots, technicians (aviation, avionics, aircraft structure, supply), mobile support operators, resource management support clerks, an engineering officer, a logistics officer and a public affairs officer representing all three elements (Army, Navy and Air Force), work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the Canadian public. Serving as ambassadors of the CAF, the CF Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the CAF and they inspire the pursuit of excellence wherever they go in North America.


  • Length: 9.75 m
  • Wingspan: 11.12 m
  • Height: 2.84 m
  • Weight: 2,575 kg (Empty)
  • Power: General Electric J85-CAN-40 turbo jet.
  • Thrust: Reaches 18,000 feet in less than 6 mins, can do 2G turns at 25,000 feet .
  • Speed: 741 km/h (Maximum)
  • Service Ceiling: 11,850 m
  • Range: 648 km
  • Crew: 2
  • Year(s) procured: 1962
  • Quantity in CF: 24


  • 15 Wing Moose Jaw, SK
  • 4 Wing Cold Lake, AL