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Origin of the name "Snowbirds"[edit]

It's my understanding that the team's name was decided in a public vote, and that the name Snowbirds probably won because of the popularity, at the time, of the song "Snowbird," by Anne Murray. Can anyone confirm that?

My brother flew with them, and I heard it was a contest at a local school.

This page says that the snowbirds "was presented their Squadron Colours on October 15, 1999 for 25 years of service" But 1994 was their 25th year. Here's how the team got their name.

A "Name the Team" contest was held at the local base elementary school in June of 1971. The winner was a Grade 6 student by the name of Doug Farmer. Mr. Farmer was able to join the team on a media ride at the Abbotsford, BC Airshow in 2000.

Demonstration teams[edit]

Can we do a jet demonstration teams page? Just tracking dn the Golden Hawks was a bit of a trial... Trekphiler 20:52, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

See my reply on Talk:Golden Hawks. -User:Lommer | talk 21:51, 7 December 2005 (UTC)


Is it just me, or does this sentence sound a bit POV-ish when it's included in the very first paragraph:

"Unlike The United States' Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, the Snowbirds perform with nine airplanes, which give them more variations in formation and flying patterns."

Sounds like it should be followed by "neener neener." I think it should be moved into a more detail-oriented section. (Also the grammar is bad, but that's another post...) Alpha262 02:55, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

The comparison also seems gratuitous, since military teams fly with any number of aircraft from two to ten or more. But the detail that nine planes allows many different formations and formation combinations is valid, so I have reorganized the introduction with that information in a separate paragraph, lower down.
At some point a more detailed explanation of Snowbird formations and manoeuvres would be nice.
--Tedd 23:00, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Since I believe I wrote the passage, there was no intention to have "one-upmanship." It was merely a statement of fact. IMHO Bzuk 23:22, 20 May 2007 (UTC).
Fair play to you both. I wish more Wiki articles could be discussed in such a civilized way. Alpha262 16:39, 21 May 2007 (UTC)


I think we have to be careful about adding more content as lists. The article may get a cleanup-laundry tag. The rule of thumb is that if an article is more than 30% lists, we should consider incorporating the info into the main body as text.--BC 19:24, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Good point, It looks like it could stay as is for now, however. FWIW Bzuk 20:16, 3 July 2007 (UTC).
Agreed. I was referring to adding new headings that would be organized into lists rather than needing to reorganize the information that already exists. I think list form is okay for what is there now.--BC 21:07, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Snowbirds logo.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 20:08, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

What the hay is going on? Bzuk (talk) 00:06, 27 November 2007 (UTC).
Hi Bill. Beats me; I don't understand this stuff.-BC (talk) 00:33, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
I think it's a bot that has a quirky program. I gave up trying to reason with it and uploaded a new image. Bzuk (talk) 00:36, 27 November 2007 (UTC).

See more about Canadian Teams=[edit]

Hi. As I see, there are many Snowbirds external links, but not to Aerobatic Teams web site There have a Snowbirds page with full history and many photos from Snowbirds and other Candian past teams. Can the editor of this page vote for this site, because the site was suspended for not understend for me causes. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:44, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

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