The Snowbirds Are Flying All Over Southern Ontario Skies Today
They can actually see all the people down below!
It's a bird, it's a plane! Actually it's the Canadian Air Forces' flying performance group. The Snowbird's flight path for their cross-Canada tour is finally bringing them to the Toronto area as they fly all over southern Ontario on Saturday.
Update: Due to weather in the Toronto Area, the Snowbirds announced on Twitter they will be holding in Trenton for 24 hours.
The aviation group will be taking off from Trenton at 9:30 AM ET. They are then set to fly down the 401 before zig-zagging through the city.
The whole trip is expected to take just an hour before they land on the west side of Toronto around 10:30 AM.
But that's not their only Ontario flypast scheduled today.
After a bit of a break in the 6ix, the Snowbirds will take to the skies once again, heading along the lake all the way to Niagara Falls. Then a sharp turn will take them over to Brantford and then down to London.
That trip is expected to depart at 12:45 PM in Toronto and touch back down by 1:45 PM.
As if that wasn't enough, the Canadian Forces group will make one last trip across the southern skies before calling it a day.
At 4:15 PM they are set to take off from London, flying up Stratford, then across by Kitchener and Guelph. They'll then go all the way up to Collingwood before turning back down to land in the Barrie area around 5:15 PM.
In their tweets announcing today's routes, the Snowbirds said that they "encourage Canadians to observe the flyovers from the safety of their homes and refrain from travelling to see the flyovers."
They also warn that takeoff times and specific routes are subject to change, based on weather or other unexpected factors.
The group recommends checking their social media for any changes.
If you were planning to get out to watch them one of the Snowbird's captains revealed that they may actually be able to see you!
Captain Erik Temple told CTV Ottawa that they can look down and see people saluting from a distance.
"We've looked down, seen some of the hospital helipads have been full of workers and that just puts a smile on your face," he said.
Saturday's flypasts are part of a cross-country tour called Operation Inspiration, which began in the Maritimes.
The objective of the mission is to go by as many Canadian cities as possible in order to honour frontline workers and all the people in Canada who are doing their part during this pandemic.
*Cover photo for illustrative purposes.