CF-18 Demonstration Team

The CF-18 Demonstration team represents the aviators of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) who conduct and support operations at home and around the world every day. Showcasing the abilities of Canada’s multi-role fighter through an impressive aerobatic routine, the team attends air shows and conducts flypasts across Canada and the United States.

Every year, a new theme is chosen to highlight important milestones or ideas related to the military, Canada or aviation. This theme is then translated into an impressive paint scheme on the team’s CF-18 Demonstration jet and featured throughout the season, raising awareness and building interest amongst audiences in Canada’s Air Force.

Demonstration pilots and support teams are chosen every year from operational squadrons and positions across the RCAF to fulfill the team’s mission of inspiring and connecting with Canadians and fans around the world. The pilot for the 2022 CF-18 Demonstration Team is Captain Jesse Haggart-Smith.

View the schedule for the current season.

Find information about the team members including a biography of the pilot.

Discover the current season's theme and paint scheme.

Find demonstration team resources for event organisers and media.

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) air demonstration teams officially began their 2021 season today after formal certification by the Commanders of 1 Canadian Air Division and 2 Canadian Air Division following an acceptance show at 15 Wing Moose Jaw.
May 28, 2021

For booking Canadian Armed Forces aircraft to participate in your community's air show or special event and for questions about the CF-18 Demonstration Team please visit the Event Booking page or contact:

1 Canadian Air Division Special Events
Phone: 204-833-2500 ext. 5228

1 Canadian Air Division Public Affairs

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