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CFB Snowbirds arrive in Comox for annual spring training

Flying team getting ready for the summer series of shows in Vancouver Island skies
CFB Snowbirds in formation. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo) CFB Snowbirds in formation. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)

It’s that time of year in the Comox Valley.

The distinctive roar overhead means the CFB Snowbirds are here for their annual spring training session.

The Snowbirds (431 Sqd) arrived on April 29, and took to the air for the first time on April 30.

The team will practise daily until May 16, then have a day off before the Comox Air Show, May 18.

The CF18 Demo Team will arrive May 8, at which time it will share the Comox Valley airspace with the Snowbirds.

READ MORE: Photos: Snowbirds take flight over the Comox Valley

The following is a tentative daily schedule (all times subject to change):

Snowbirds (431 Sqd)

April 30 to May 16

- 9:16 a.m. to 10:09 a.m.

- 2:36 p.m. to 3:36 p.m.

- 5:51 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.

CF18 Demo

May 8 to May 16

- 12:40 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.

- 4:46 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

- 8:40 p.m. to 9:40 p.m.

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