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by Dan Gagnon
Mon May 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration
Replies: 35
Views: 3576

Re: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration

What an amazing tribute! Nearly three dozen pilots will be flying over parts of British Columbia to commemorate Canadian Forces Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey, who was killed in a plane crash on Sunday during a cross-country tour to improve morale and thank front-line workers during the coronavirus ...
by Dan Gagnon
Mon May 18, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration
Replies: 35
Views: 3576

Re: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration

Blue skies Captain Casey. The team did a lot of good to lift spirits during the pandemic (as have all of the military in the US/Canada). Such a tragic day. “Today, the #RCAF has suffered another tragic loss of a dedicated member of the RCAF team and #CFSnowbirds. We grieve alongside Jenn’s family, f...
by Dan Gagnon
Mon May 18, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration
Replies: 35
Views: 3576

Re: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration

From the Snowbirds twitter account:
CF Snowbirds
@CFSnowbirds
Update: Our previous statement indicated that the surviving member of the crash suffered serious injuries, we can confirm that their injuries are not considered life threatening.
by Dan Gagnon
Sun May 17, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration
Replies: 35
Views: 3576

Re: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration

Unfortunately, the news we were fearing It is with heavy hearts that we announce that one member of the CF Snowbirds team has died and one has sustained serious injuries. We can confirm that we have contacted all primary family members of those involved. More information will be communicated in the ...
by Dan Gagnon
Sun May 17, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration
Replies: 35
Views: 3576

Re: Snowbirds - Operation Inspiration

Looks like one of the Snowbirds has crashed just after take off. Witnesses say the pilot ejected. “The planes just lifted up and they were flying low and then they started pulling up after they gained some altitude. One plane started to turn left at a sharp angle and then started dropping (like a st...
by Dan Gagnon
Tue May 12, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Canadian International Air Show 2020 (CANCELED)
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Canadian International Air Show 2020 (CANCELED)

Official post from Facebook: Fellow Air Show fans, we are extremely sad to announce that we are unable to hold the 2020 Canadian International Air Show (CIAS). The extraordinary circumstances and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the risk to public safety has brought us to this difficult an...
by Dan Gagnon
Mon May 11, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, and more - Operation America Strong Flyovers
Replies: 290
Views: 58786

Re: Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, and more - Operation America Strong Flyovers

Western New York flyovers planned with Niagara ANG KC-135 and Vermont ANG F-35s for tomorrow (May 12th)
by Dan Gagnon
Fri May 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: 2020 Airshow Performer Info And Schedules
Topic: 2020 USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team Schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 3031

Re: 2020 USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team Schedule

Check out this beauty!



And from Toro's instagram:

by Dan Gagnon
Wed May 06, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Canadian International Air Show 2020 (CANCELED)
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Canadian International Air Show 2020

CNE "unlikely to happen". Although nothing is official, it is something to keep an eye on. No CNE, no airshow. No summer in Toronto is complete with a trip to the CNE, but according to the mayor, the chances of the fair happening this year is "unlikely". On Tuesday morning, Mayor John Tory said in a...
by Dan Gagnon
Mon May 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: 2020 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Abbotsford International Airshow 2020 (CANCELLED)
Replies: 39
Views: 7994

Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2020

Post from their Facebook Page: Good morning Abby Airshow fans. We had hoped this day would not come, but it is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this decision is heart-breaking for us, we know it is necessary to protect ...