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NOTE: THE RC SNOWBIRD IS ON THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE PAGE.
The RC Snowbird is a radio control model of the CT-114 flown by the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Team. The first performance of the team was in July of 1971.
The team is currently comprised of nine Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet trainer aircraft.
The name of the team was chosen as the winning entry of a contest. The team first flew under the name "Canadian Snowbirds" on July 11, 1978.
The Canadian Snowbirds team has flown the Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet trainer aircraft since 1971. Modifications to the aircraft for performing on the team include a smoke generating system and tuning of the engines to better perform low level aerobatics. For more Canadair CT-114 pictures, wav sound, and radio control airplanes, click here.
On May 18, 2007, during a rehearsal at Malmstrong AFB, Great Falls, Montana, a Canadian Snowbirds CT114 demonstration aircraft crashed, killing the pilot, Capt. Shawn McCaughey. The plane was flying in formation while it suddenly veered off course.
A total of six team aircraft and their pilots have been lost since the team started performing in 1971.
A rc Snowbird pusher prop.
We have seen a number RC Snowbird CT-114 airplanes modeled. Most are scratch built.
Nitro Planes occasionally has a rc Snowbird for sale.
Pictured above is the rc Snowbird built by RC Groups member Sparhawk. It is powered by a pusher propeller.
Pictured first below is the rc Snowbird by Dave Thomson. Power is by a O.S. 91 engine driving a fan.
The second picture is of a rc Snowbird made from white styrofoam and balsa wood. Corey of RC Groups built the 20" wingspan model. A GWS motor in back spinning a 3 x 2 prop is the motivation force.
Pictured last on this page is a 1/6 scale rc Snowbird for sale by Jet Legend . Length is 65.5". Wingspan comes to an even six feet.
Please tell us about your favorite rc Snowbird radio control airplane. Email us.
A rc Snowbird by Dave Thomson.
Foam and blasa rc Snowbird.
Jet Legend rc Snowbird.