This afternoon, the 19 Wing Public Affairs Office gave us permission to share this news release:

“SNOWBIRDS ARE BACK FOR SPRING TRAINING IN COMOX VALLEY

19 WING, COMOX – The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be perfecting the 2017 aerobatic air show from 5 to 20 April at 19 Wing Comox. The team is scheduled to fly mid-morning and early afternoon practices over either the 19 Wing Base or the Strait of Georgia, near Air Force Beach.

“We are always grateful for the warm welcome and tremendous hospitality we receive from the Comox Valley community,” said Maj Patrick Gobeil, Team Lead, Canadian Forces Snowbirds.  “The Comox Valley provides us an important training venue to practice flying our aerobatic show over mountains, water and diverse landscape.”

Comox Air Force Museum, located at the entrance of 19 Wing, will host the Snowbirds Team April 16, from 4 to 5 p.m. where they will meet the public and sign autographs.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are proud ambassadors of the men and women in Canada’s military, who are making a difference around the world.  In 2017, the Snowbirds will have the privilege of participating in 60 air shows in 40 communities across North America.”

**You’ll note that specific times are not given as flying times are always tentative due to weather concerns or other unforeseen issues.