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Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team
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The CF-18 Demonstration Team selects a theme for each year. The 2016 theme commemorates the WWII British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) in Canada. Canada is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the BCATP and the formation of the first of the "400 block" RCAF squadrons (1941 - 2016).
The 2016 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet paint scheme is styled after the high visibility "Yellow Wings" trainers used in the BCATP, during WWII. The contrasting black and yellow paint scheme was designed by graphic artist, Jim Belliveau, and was applied by a team of RCAF technicians. According to Mr. Belliveau the black colour is intended to represent the darkness of war while the bright yellow tail vignettes are symbolic of the flame against the darkness. The aircraft also carries the names of 134 communities in Canada that had BCATP establishments. The CF-18 Hornet demo pilot for 2016 was Captain Ryan "Roid" Kean.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) unveiled the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration jet on April 4, 2017, at 4 Wing, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. The main colours were red and white, Canada’s traditional colours, in celebration of the Nation's sesquicentennial; the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The colour scheme incorporated the official logo of "Canada 150". The 2017 CF-18 Demonstration pilot was Captain Matthew "Glib" Kutryk.
For 2018, the CF-18 Demo special paint scheme celebrates the 60th anniversary of NORAD, depicting the NORAD Crest, with the US Star and Canada Maple Leaf. The 2018 CF-18 Demonstration pilot is Captain Stephan "Porcelain" Porteous.
CF-18 Hornet Demo Photo Gallery
CF-18 Hornet Demo 2018 : CF-18 Demo Pilot Captain Stefan Porteous © Ron Cembrowski
CF-18 Hornet Demo 2016 : Borden Canadian Forces Day Air Show © Ron Cembrowski
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CF-18 Hornet Demo News
- 4 Dec 2017
RCAF announces pilot and theme for 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Team
- 14 Dec 2016
2017 Demo Hornet will honour Canada’s 150th anniversary
- 9 Apr 2015
This year’s CF-18 Demonstration Hornet pays tribute to “the few”
- 6 Jan 2015
RCAF announces pilot and theme for 2015 CF-18 Demonstration Team
- 28 Mar 2014
2014 CF-18 Hornet Demo Jet revealed
- 2 Mar 2014
Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demo coming to Europe