Canadair CT-114 Tutor (Snowbirds)

@ Santa Maria Airport, CA

October 2018

The organizers of the Central Coast Airfest Airshow managed to get the Snowbirds jet team for their inaugural show, no mean feat since there were only two West Coast performances of the team in 2018.  The Canadian designed and built Tutors have been in the Canadian Forces inventory since 1963 and have been used by the Snowbirds team since 1971.   The Snowbirds are the only user of this aircraft, with the CT-155 Hawk and CT-156 Harvard II having replaced them in 2000.  The fleet of Tutors is planned to be retired by December 2020.  Nikon D500 w/Tamron 150-600mm.

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