Snowbirds–the lights

Snowbirds,RCAF,19 Wing.Comox,Snowbirds training

If you look closely at the image above you’ll see that two of the Snowbirds CT-114 Tutors have their landing lights on while the other seven have their nose lights on.

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Snowbird 6, Outer Right Wing Captain Maciej Hatta (Gdansk, Poland) told me that this is done when a nose light burns out on one of the jets – it and the mirror position Snowbird will switch to their landing lights to maintain visibility and symmetry within the formation.

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