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Snowbirds buzz over Penticton

Crew Chief Sergeant Trevor Llewellyn prepares this Snowbird aircraft for a check-up at Penticton Regional Airport Tuesday.
August 06, 2013 - 2:58 PM

PENTICTON - Canada's Snowbirds gave a preview of their air show for the Penticton Peach Festival by roaring over town on Tuesday.

The team landed one-by-one at the Penticton Regional Airport shortly after doing a fly-by of the community. The pilots and crew members emptied each of the nine CT-114 Tutors of personal luggage and equipment and quickly began aircraft maintenance.

The pilots and crew are expected to appear at Penticton Lakeside Resort between 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday to meet the public and sign autographs, Capt. Thomas Edelson, of Mission, B.C. said. The machines seat two with a pilot in a red jumpsuit and an aviation technician in blue with matching helmets. Snowbirds team leader is the only one with Boss as his nickname and on his helmet.

The Snowbirds will put on their full show on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The best place to watch the free event will be at Okanagan Park. At 9:05 p.m. the crew members will be on stage at the park.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at squesnel@infotelnews.ca, call 250-488-3065 or tweet @shannonquesnel1

The Snowbird aircraft transports the crew's luggage as well as themselves.
The Snowbird aircraft transports the crew's luggage as well as themselves.

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