Snowbird crash

My friend Chris and I make a regular habit of going together to airshows.  I’m not terribly knowledgeable about aircraft, but I greatly enjoy the chance to walk up close and see the planes.  And watching the performances put on by the incredibly skilled pilots that headline the major shows is something I look forward to.

I’ve watched the Snowbirds perform in person probably half a dozen times now, and they can still consistently bring tears of joy to my eyes each time I see them fly.  The precision and beauty of their shows is unmatched.  The dedication and skill of every Snowbird pilot is astounding, and I feel proud to be a Canadian every time I see them. 

Earlier today, Snowbird Capt. Shawn McCaughey died in a crash while practicing for an upcoming airshow in Montana.  I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Captain McCaughey: my thoughts are with them and the rest of the Snowbirds today. 


[tags]snowbirds, Canadian, airshow, crash, shawn mccaughey[/tags]

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