With their exciting loops, breathtaking rolls and awe-inspiring nine-jet formations, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are arguably the pre-eminent aerobatic demonstration team in the world. Their distinctive red and white aircraft — often flying with wing tips about 4 feet (1.2 metres) apart — excite millions of spectators every year with displays of aerial perfection in formation aerobatic flight.
The only team in North America to fly with nine jets in close formation, the Snowbirds perform more than 50 different dynamic, precise and exciting formations and manoeuvres during their famed shows including the Canada Goose, the Maple and the Double Diamond, which is the tightest flown, fasted rolled, most agile formation in the Snowbirds’ display. Around the world, the Snowbirds’ precision, agility and expertise in these remarkable aerobatic manoeuvres is legendary, and leaves spectators thrilled and awe inspired.
Face Value: 5 dollars
Composition: 99.99% silver
Weight (g): 25.175
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Artist: Jianping Yan
Includes four 51-cents stamps (two in mint condition, two on a 'uniquely cancelled' souvenir sheet)
Includes a captivating full colour booklet and a numbered plaque
Presented in a silver metal box in the shape of the Snowbirds logo.