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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.