It is still early, but this seems to be a good indication of a possible tour outside America ... The Mont-Joli show replaces the Rimouski show which took place on June 13 and 14, 2015.
Here is the link of the article, in French only: http://www.lavantage.qc.ca/actualites/2 ... haine.html
That being said it is the RAF 100th Anniversary next year so maybe they'll come up with something. Otherwise I'd say a Central/South American tour is much more likely.
They tried mid-air refueling a few years ago...but the technician kept falling off the wing
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This would be big news on a number of levels,
1) The Snowbirds going away overseas would probably cost a lot of money and would mean the aircraft would have to be in tip-top shape, as any mechanical issues with the aircraft during the tour, could make it very difficult to continue shows.
2) Huge for the Snowbirds! Getting international attention and showing off for other countries would be fantastic for the team
3) Lots of Canadian or US shows would be impacted by such a tour. Major shows,could get away with finding another headliner (CF-18, F-22 etc), but any of the smaller shows that depend on the Snowbirds, could possibly suffer.
As for the team being able to get overseas, I can only assume they could use a C-17 to transport aircraft, parts etc. Judging by the article, it doesn't state what date the Mont-Joli show is. It will be interesting to see when the tour will take place, and how long.
I guess we need to keep our eyes and ears open for any further information!
The Mont-Joli show is provisionally scheduled for Aug 25-26 2018 and as of two weeks ago, the organisers were still anticipating a Snowbirds no-show. That means this tour, if it is happening, will probably not involve RIAT, because RIAT is scheduled for July 13-15, and the Snowbirds are already confirmed to attend Abbotsford 2018 on Aug 10-12 according to ICAS. So if this tour is going to happen, it's presumably going to be in late August, after Abbotsford. The alternative, of course, is that there is no such tour and everybody just got confused over RIAT rumours.
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