Canadian Forces Snowbirds

431 Squadron Badge

Motto: The Hatiten Ronteriios (Warriors of the air)

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.


A brief squadron history, motto and battle honours can be found on the Deparment of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage webpage.


431 has flown these aircraft

  • Vickers Wellington
  • Handley-Page Halifax
  • Avro Lancaster
  • Canadair (North American) F-86 Sabre

2018 Theme‎ - A Tradition of Military Aviation Excellence

Cpl Sebastian Boucher

The Snowbirds are flying nine jets in the Big Diamond Bottom Side formation.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds proudly and eagerly uphold the legacy of military aviation excellence as Canada’s Air Demonstration Team. This year, Canada and the United States of America mark an important milestone in our relationship and friendship with the 60th Anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).   

Your 2018 Canadian Forces Snowbirds reflect the diversity and opportunities available equally to men and women in the Canadian military. Each member of the Snowbirds’ team is a full-time serving member who demonstrates the skill, professionalism, and teamwork essential to achieving aviation excellence. 

In their 48th season, the Snowbirds continue to inspire with thrilling aerobatic performances and breathtaking fly-bys over cities and towns across Canada and the United States.

The Snowbirds invite you to see its dedicated team showcasing their aviation expertise at an air show near you. Come meet the pilots, the public affairs officer, and highly skilled aviation systems, avionics systems, aircraft structures, and mobile support technicians.



The Snowbirds are the proud ambassadors of the following foundations:


Six gold, blue and red jet aircraft with red maple leaf flag markings fly upside-down over forested land, with a town, a large body of water, an island, and snow-covered mountains in the background.

Saluting the Golden Centennaires’ 50th anniversary

The story of the Canadian Armed Forces Golden Centennaires, the air demonstration team that celebrated Canada’s Centennial Year throughout Canada and farther afield.
December 7, 2017

A portrait photo of a man in a blue uniform.

Commander’s message to RCAF personnel: “You have a unique and vital role”

The commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, sent this message to members of the RCAF today on the occasion of “Air Force Day on Parliament Hill”.
May 9, 2017

Contact Information

For  booking Canadian Armed Forces aircraft to participate in your community's air show or special event, please visit the Event Booking page, or contact  

431 (AD) Squadron
15 Wing
PO Box 5000
Moose Jaw, SK
S6H 7Z8

Fax: (306) 694-2809

Please allow up to ten business days for a reply.