The Royal Canadian Air Force's Snowbirds flying over Air Force Beach in Comox Saturday (Photo: PAF Photography)

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s Snowbirds flying over Air Force Beach in Comox Saturday (Photo: PAF Photography)

Those enjoying the Easter long weekend in the Comox Valley may look up to see a special treat courtesy of the Canadian forces.

The Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadron arrived at 19 Wing Comox earlier this week and will be training until May 7.

Some have already seen the team already practicing formations and leaving streaks of smoke in the sky.

You may catch the snowbird up in the air near Comox at:

  • Sunday to Friday at  8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m..
  • Saturday April 20 and 27 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • May 4 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Comox Valley residents are advised that there may be noise from the jets as a result. The times for training are also subject to change without notice.

They are not planning to have any flights over Victoria during their training.

The team will be heading down to Barksdale in Louisiana for a show on May 18 and 19. They are scheduled to perform around North America until around the end of October.

The 431 Air Demonstration Squadron has around 80  Canadian Forces personnel, 24 are in the show team that travel during show season.

On average the team will fly around 60 air shows at 40 different locations.

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