Horseshoe Falls – May 29, 2013 @ 6 P.M.
Soar Above the Roar!
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are to “Soar Above the Roar” of Niagara Falls on May 29, 2013. This is the first official Air Show for the Snowbirds over Niagara Falls, and it promises to be a thrilling event! Don’t miss this exciting, high energy air show above the Falls.
Iconic Niagara Falls will be home to the Iconic Snowbirds as the precision formation flying team demonstrates their expertise and skill over the Horseshoe Falls. Niagara Falls and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are both Icons of Canada, and the teaming up of these Canadian Icons will be thrilling for everyone to witness. This Air Show will be the first time these two Canadian Icons are brought together for Snowbirds Over the Falls.
The Snowbirds are emblematic of Canada, and the synergy of having the Snowbirds combined with the Falls will make this a spectacular event for everyone to enjoy and appreciate. The entire family will love this unique opportunity to enjoy this thrilling performance of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds over the Falls.
Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron
The Snowbirds showcase the professionalism and expertise of the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. The Canadian Military Formation Aerobatics Team performs with nine Jets, and two spare Jets fly with the team as they travel. 431 Squadron is comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces, and the Snowbirds perform at air shows and other special events across North America.
Cockpit Video: SNOWBIRDS – Formation Flying Team
Experience what it’s like to fly along during a Snowbirds Aerobatics Air Show Performance
Thrilling Ride Along Video
Watch this Snowbirds Cockpit Video to learn more about the Snowbirds Jets, and to see what it would be like to ride along during a Snowbirds Aerobatics, Formation Air Show Performance. This Feature Snowbirds Article gives you a complete behind-the-scenes look at the Snowbirds.
CT-114 Tutor Jet
When you watch the Snowbirds Soar above the Roar of Niagara Falls, you will recognize the distinctive Red, White and Blue Jets as they fly in formation. These iconic jets are the Canadair CT-114 Tutor Jets.
The Snowbird Tutor Jet is a 2 seat (side by side) trainer Jet with a single Jet engine. These Jets were first designed and built back in the early 1960′s, and they are ideal for their current role as aerobatic aircraft used in formation flying performances by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
The Snowbirds Jets are equipped with “Smoke”, and they stream smoke trails from the tail of the Jet. The smoke is generated by spraying pressurized diesel fuel directly into the hot exhaust of the jet engine. When the 9 Snowbirds are flying in formation, it is an awesome sight to see the nine Jets with their parallel smoke lines trailing across the sky.
25 Minute Routine
The Snowbirds Over the Falls Air Show will be a 25 minute performance, and the nine Snowbirds Jets will be flying as low as 1,000 feet above the crowds. It’s a great opportunity to see these Tutor Jets wingtip to wingtip as the 9 Tutor Jets fly in precision formation.
The Snowbirds fly in an choreographed precision formation, and the entire Snowbirds Over the Falls Air Show has been a orchestrated event. The Canadian Forces, the City of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), Transport Canada, the entire Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) and authorities from both sides of the border have come together to co-ordinate and orchestrate this monumental and exciting event.
6 PM Start Time
The Snowbirds Over the Falls Air Show will begin at 6:00 pm. The Air Show will be controlled and announced by the Air Boss, live from the Table Rock Welcome Centre in Niagara Falls. Drop by the Table Rock for a great experience as you enjoy the air show and the live commentary.
Queen Victoria Park – 125 Years!
Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls, celebrates 125 years. The 154 acre park extends from Clifton Hill to Dufferin Islands. The Snowbirds Over The Falls Air Show helps to commemorate the 125th year anniversary of Queen Victoria Park.
Don’t miss the Soar Above the Roar!
Snowbirds Over The Falls Air Show
Wednesday May 29, 2013
Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls
For an exclusive look into the lives of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, here is a Behind the Scenes tour of the Snowbirds and the Tutor Jet.