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Snowbirds Cancel Appearance at Duluth Airshow

A Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane flew to Duluth for a promotional stop earlier this year.  The Snowbirds have now canceled their planned appearance at the Duluth Airshow, citing a need for more training time. A Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane flew to Duluth for a promotional stop earlier this year. The Snowbirds have now canceled their planned appearance at the Duluth Airshow, citing a need for more training time. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

May 16, 2017 11:13 AM

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have cancelled their scheduled appearance at this year's Duluth Airshow, citing a need for more practice and training time.

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Duluth is one of six appearances in the U.S. and Canada that have been cancelled. The others were in Rochester, New York; Quonset Air National Guard Base, Rhode Island; Fort Erie, Ontario; Windsor, Ontario; and Whiteman, Missouri.

"A reduced training period hampered by poor weather which continued into the show season, resulted in numerous cancelled practices. As a result, more training is required before the Snowbirds resume the 2017 schedule," Major Patrick Gobeil, Snowbirds Team Lead, said in a news release.

The Duluth Airshow is scheduled for June 3 and 4. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are among the groups scheduled to appear at the event.


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