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Snowbirds Aerobatic Team Set to Arrive

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canada's famous air demonstration team, are arriving at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for Arctic Thunder 2010 Sunday.           Weather permitting; the team will conduct one pass of the airfield prior to landing. Snowbird pilots and technicians will be available to speak briefly after arrival.

The Snowbirds will perform in the Arctic Thunder air show July 31 and Aug. 1 at approximately 1 p.m. each day. During their 30 minute show, which is choreographed to music, the Snowbirds will perform more than 50 different formations and maneuvers, including thrilling solo passes, graceful nine-plane formations and exciting rolls and loops.

The team is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and will perform in 65 air shows in 45 different locations during the 2010 show season, representing the professionalism, dedication and teamwork of the Canadian Forces.

The Arctic Thunder air show has many exciting performances including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the F-22 Raptor demo. Admission is free and gates open at 9 a.m.  For further information please contact Warrant Officer Jeff Wallace at 250-9080 or Capt. Marc Velasco.

For high resolution imagery or info about the Snowbirds visit their website at www.snowbirds.forces.gc.ca

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