CAF Snowbirds Visit to Washington, DC

Starts

May 24, 2016

Time

12:15 PM EDT

Location

Washington Dulles International Airport
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The Canadian Armed Forces air demonstration team flew over then landed at Dulles Airport on May 24 to prepare for a one-day visit to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Dulles welcomed the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds air demonstration team to the Washington, D.C. region on May 24, 2016. Here is an overview of events connected with the team's visit. Visit the links provided for additional details:

Tuesday, May 24

The team conducted a midday fly-over near the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The team then flew to Dulles International Airport, first passing over the runway with "show smoke" then circling back to land. Several spectators watched from atop Parking Garage #1 looking south toward Runway 1R/19L (closest runway to Route 28). Our camera was positioned alongside the runway and captured this view:

The Snowbirds posted videos showing views from the aircraft here and here. Videos courtesy of the Department of National Defence (Canada)

The landing pattern is depicted here:

Snowbirds landing pattern

Wednesday, May 25

The Snowbirds were on display outside The National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center for "Meet the Snowbirds" from noon until 5:00 p.m. Visitors were able to get an up-close look at the Canadair CT-114 Tutor jets that the Snowbirds fly, meet the pilots, and learn about the activities that go into the demonstration maneuvers through presentations and video.

Thursday, May 26

The Snowbirds took off from Dulles Airport and departed the region for their next scheduled engagement.