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| 14 min

The Snowbirds, The Canadian Armed Forces Air Demonstration Squadron, performing across Canada. The film portrays the role and close associations among all members of the air and ground crews, which are essential to safe and impressive demonstrations.

  • director
    Doug Cole
  • cinematography
    Doug Cole
  • producer
    Arvi Liimatainen
  • sound
    Garrell Clark
  • editing
    Marke Slipp
  • music
    Bob Derkach
  • re-recording
    Paul Coombe
  • narrator
    Tommy Banks


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Ages 11 to 17

Diversity - Identity
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Technology Education - Society and Technology

An excellent introduction to RCAF 431 Squadron, better known as the Snowbirds. This film can be used in connection with a discussion of the discipline and skill of the pilots, and modern technology (machine as an extension of man's will). This film can also be used as part of a study on Canadian symbols and national identity. Students can research other Canadian symbols and present them to the class through traditional or electronic media.

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