can expect to see the familiar nine-plane formation of the
Canadian Forces Snowbirds for some years to come. Currently,
the Department of National Defence (DND) plans to continue
using the Tutor aircraft for the aerobatic team until the
end of the 2006 show season, after which different aircraft
may be required.
of options for continued Snowbirds operations after the 2006
air show season are being investigated by DND. They include
flying the Tutors beyond 2006, replacing the Tutors with aircraft
types already being used by the Canadian Forces and replacing
the Tutors with other aircraft types.
study of all aspects of the Snowbirds' operations is also
included in this options-analysis work. The results of the
options analysis will be tabled within DND this year.
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