WINNIPEG — The aircraft made famous by the Snowbirds is being added to the collection at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.
The CT-114 Tutor was designed as the first jet trainer for the Royal Canadian Air Force. It was first produced at Canadair’s Montreal plant in 1963, later accounting for 190 Tutors to be dedicated to service in the RCAF.
“The CT-114 Tutor is a conventional all metal, low wing, single engine turbo-jet aircraft designed for the training of student pilots. It features side-by-side ejection seats for a crew of two in a pressurized and air conditioned cockpit,” the museum said in a release.
The Snowbirds are the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron based at 15 Wing, near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
A brief ceremony is planned for Tuesday, where Colonel Andy Cook, Commander of 17 Wing, will “turn over the keys” to the aircraft to museum officials.