Canadian Forces Snowbirds

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 Department of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage webpage. 431 Squadron has flown the following aircraft:

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

Services and information


View the schedule for the current season.

Squadron members

Find biographies of the current team members.


View the formations performed by the snowbirds.

Past members

View Snowbird teams dating back to 1971.

Honorary Snowbirds

Learn about the Society of Honorary Snowbirds and view a list of honoraries.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to common questions about the Snowbirds.


Tributes to team members that have lost their lives in the performance of their duty.

Promotional and publication media

Find demonstration team resources for event organisers and media.


Captain Sarah Dallaire

From a Cessna 172 with Dad to a Snowbird CT-114 Tutor

Growing up, Capt Sarah Dallaire’s parents were passionate about aviation as a hobby, it was only fitting that she become a pilot herself. Currently Snowbird 2 with 431 Squadron, she hopes to inspire young women as the first woman Snowbird pilot, Maryse Carmichael, inspired her.
May 15, 2018

Contact information

For more information on booking a Canadian Armed Forces aircraft to participate in your community's air show or special event, please visit Event booking, or contact  

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

Telephone: 306-694-2222 extension 2437
Fax: 306-694-2809

Please allow up to ten business days for a reply.


The Snowbirds are proud ambassadors of the CH.I.L.DFoundation (english only)

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