Re­wards for Ca­na­da and his CF- 18 De­mo Team in UK

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - ACTUALITÉ -

The Royal Ca­na­dian Air Force CF- 18 De­mons­tra­tion Team per­for­med splen­did­ly at the Royal In­ter­na­tio­nal Air Tat­too ( RIAT), the lar­gest air show in En­gland, from Ju­ly 13th- 15th.

The Ca­na­dian air­craft even re­cei­ved the prize for the best paint scheme on an air­craft. The CF- 18 de­mons­tra­tion jet this year was pain­ted in the NORAD co­lors. It took part in this event held at Fair­ford Air Force Base in the Glou­ces­ter­shire re­gion for the first time in 10 years. This year the air show had over 300 air­craft from thir­ty coun­tries show up.

Ser­geant Marc- An­dré Da­vid, head of the Eas­tern CF- 18 De­mo Main­te­nance Team, tra­ve­led to En­gland with the Ca­na­dian de­le­ga­tion. "We took part in some pre­sen­ta­tions du­ring our stay in En­gland, but the most im­pres­sive is the RIAT. It's a huge event. We have a big air show in Ba­got­ville, but this one is gi­gan­tic," says Sgt Da­vid.

The 2018 edi­tion was de­di­ca­ted to the cen­ten­nial of the Royal Bri­tish Air Force, which great­ly in­crea­sed Ca­na­dian par­ti­ci­pa­tion. In ad­di­tion to two CF- 18s, in­clu­ding the de­mons­tra­tion air­craft, Ca­na­da al­so sent a CC177 Glo­be­mas­ter, a CC- 130 Her­cules and a CP- 140 Au­ro­ra air­craft.

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