Snowbirds (usually) training twice daily in skies above Comox
Snowbirds training in Comox. (Supplied by 19 Wing Public Affairs)
Keep your eyes to the sky if you’re in the Comox Valley at certain times of the day.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds made their return to CFB Comox on Tuesday and are doing their annual spring training at the base.
Weather permitting, they train at 9:30am and 1:30pm daily until May 26th.
“This doesn’t mean that we’ll be flying twice a day every day,” explained the team’s Public Affairs Officer for the team, Capt. Gabriel Ferris.
He added that the team has been performing quite admirably for the last week.
“It gives us the freedom to be a little picky on what type of weather we fly in. And we make sure to always respect our weather limitations like ceiling and wind speed. As you can imagine, they are quite restrictive when nine jets fly at eight feet from one another.”
While the team is excited to be here, due to the pandemic you’re asked not to come to 19 Wing Comox to watch them practice.
This also includes any other traditional viewing areas around the base, like Air Force Beach and Heritage Air Park.
To stay up to date with the team, visit their Twitter account.