Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team Added To Rockford

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Making a long awaited return, the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) will be welcoming its first international performance, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team, to AirFest 2014.*

One of only 5 shows in the United States this year, the Snowbirds performance consists of more than fifty different formations and maneuvers utilizing the Canadair CT-114, a Canadian-built jet that was used by the Canadian Forces as a basic pilot-training aircraft form 1963 until 2000.

The Snowbirds Demonstration Team hails from their home base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada and is composed of approximately 80 Canadian Forces personnel, 24 of whom comprise the show team. This year’s performances commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

For more information and photos of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team, please visit: RCAF For the latest AirFest news and developments, visit and follow the event on Facebook (FlyRFD) and Twitter (@RockfordAirFest).

RFD is served by two airlines: Allegiant and Apple Vacations. RFD serves eight non-stop destinations including Cancun, Ft. Myers, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana and Tampa Bay. RFD was named the 2013 Primary Airport of the Year by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics. For more information on RFD and flight schedules visit:

*All performers and displays are subject to change.

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