During the recent Grand Forks Airshow, Air Cadets from Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks had the chance to meet the pilots and ground crew of 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds. The cadets who were also helping out at the airshow where able meet the ground crew before the show and the pilots after the show. Master Corporal Russel Egler, the Deputy Crew Chief Avionics Technician for the Snowbirds showed the cadets the inside of Snowbird 5 and answered questions about the maintainers that keep the RCAF flying. After the show, the cadets met several of the Snowbird pilots. The cadets learned that of the current pilots in the Snowbirds, almost half earned their pilot licences with the Air Cadet program.

During the recent Grand Forks Airshow, Air Cadets from Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks had the chance to meet the pilots and ground crew of 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds. The cadets who were also helping out at the airshow where able meet the ground crew before the show and the pilots after the show. Master Corporal Russel Egler, the Deputy Crew Chief Avionics Technician for the Snowbirds showed the cadets the inside of Snowbird 5 and answered questions about the maintainers that keep the RCAF flying. After the show, the cadets met several of the Snowbird pilots. The cadets learned that of the current pilots in the Snowbirds, almost half earned their pilot licences with the Air Cadet program.

Kootenay Boundary cadets meet Snowbirds

Air cadets from Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks had the chance to meet Snowbird pilots.

Air cadets from Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks had the chance to meet Snowbird pilots.