Canadian Forces Snowbirds Make Visit to Cirrus Aircraft

The Snowbirds are Preparing for the Upcoming 2017 Duluth Air and Aviation Expo Presented by St. Luke's

DULUTH, Minn. – Despite the frigid cold we experienced in the Northland Wednesday, it didn’t stop the Canadian Forces Snowbirds from flocking into Cirrus Aviation earlier in the day.

The visit by the military flight demonstration team is in preparation for their longer visit this summer when they will be performing at the 2017 Duluth Air and Aviation Expo presented by St. Luke’s in June.

With a mission of demonstrating skill, professionalism, and teamwork, the Snowbirds are excited to bring a fresh act to the annual summer show.

“The Snowbirds are a little different show than the Blue Angels; I think it will work very nicely. The Blue Angles have a faster show; however the Snowbirds will have a show where we can keep you right in front of the crowd for the entire performance,” said Captain Paul Faulkner, Advanced Safety Pilot with the Snowbirds.

It’s a busy year for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, as 2017 is the 150th anniversary for the Canadian confederation.

“We are happy to come down here to Duluth. We’ve been here before on transits and so on; it’s a great location for an airshow,” said Faulkner.

Show President Ryan Kern says nearly 20 percent of air show attendees come from Canada each year.

Once the Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds arrive for the airshow in June, they will visit local schools to spread the word about aviation, and future career opportunities.

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