The Royal Canadian Air Force presents the
CF-18 Demonstration Team
As in Canada's National Anthem, the True North Strong and Free speaks to the magnificence of Canada’s North and to the Canadian resolve to demonstrate a visible presence there and to have the capacity to defend our Arctic territory. The RCAF has an important role in the North; we operate in that region on a regular basis conducting aerial sovereignty, reconnaissance and surveillance patrols, carrying out search and rescue operations, defending the airspace of Canada and the United States through our commitments to NORAD, and enabling operations such as Op Nanook, Op Nunalivut and Op Nunakput.
To embody this theme, this year’s Demo Hornet will display tail and dorsal art featuring 13 distinctive snowflakes representing Canada’s provinces and territories, as well as the 13 Wings across the country. Created by veteran graphic design director Jim Belliveau of 410 Squadron at Cold Lake, Alberta, each snowflake also represents a unique northern theme.
The CF-18 Demo Team looks forward to honouring Canada’s North and representing all Canadian Forces personnel – soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen alike - during the 2012 air show season.
The CF-18 Demo Team personifies the excellence required to keep the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) among the best aviation organizations on the planet. The expertise and dedication required by the team, from the pilot to the maintenance crews to the coordinators, reflects the professionalism of all of Canada's airmen and airwomen.
The Demo Team's theme this year is: The True North Strong and Free
Visit the RCAF F-18 web site for more information.