Snowbirds get council’s approval for Revelstoke flyover this summer

City council gave its stamp of approval for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds to fly at altitudes lower than 500 feet. The air demonstration squad is planning to perform a non-aerobatic show in Revelstoke this July.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds perform over British Columbia, in April 2015. Image: Snowbirds TankCam FA03-2015-0001-05 Les avions Snowbirds des Forces canadiennes effectuent des manÏuvres au-dessus de la Colombie-Britannique en avril 2015. Image: Snowbirds TankCam

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be making their way to Revelstoke this July.

Revelstoke city councilors gave their stamp of approval for the CF Snowbirds to fly at altitudes as low as 500 feet.

The Snowbirds will be in Revelstoke on July 25 and 26 and will attend several events as well as taking part in a non-aerobatic demonstration.

The Snowbirds is made up of Canadian Forces members and Department of National Defence public service employees.

“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,” reads a statement on the CF Snowbirds website.

For details about the Snowbird’s visit to Revelstoke this summer please see this previous story published in The Mountaineer.