|On these three pictures we can see different elements used during the shows : the reservoirs ans the diesel diffusion system and the air brakes lateraly deployed. These are used for instance during the one-on-ones. (A similar system is used on some commercial planes like the Fokker F.28 and F.100)|
|These pictures were for the most part taken during the show preparation.
One very rare occasion to come close with this team.
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|I had another occsion to see the Snowbirds in Québe City on June 9th 2001. An occasion to see their show on a large airport like at Mirabel a few years ago. (Better have good legs).|
|The Snowbirds were grounded after an accident that occured on June 21st just before the London Airshow and Balloon Festival.
You can read the story as lived by Mike Reyno a photographer on board one of the two planes.
|The Snowbirds are flying again but their aging Tutors will have to be replaced.
Let's hope the team will get another type of aircraft et be able to keep on bringing us spectacular demonstration to please both young and old!
|For more information on the Snowbirds, visit their web site: http://www.snowbirds.dnd.ca/index_e.asp|
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