Skyfest welcomes Skyhawks to 2017 show

Quesnel Skyfest 2017 is honoured to welcome back the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The Skyhawks to this year’s show, Aug. 4 – 6 at Quesnel Airport.

The SkyHawks, is Canada’s only military parachute demonstration team. For more than 40 years, the Skyhawks have represented Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to more than 75 million spectators worldwide under their signature Canadian flag parachutes.

Bringing the parachutes in close proximity to build formations in the sky, the team puts on a spectacular show.

Performing these aerobatic parachute formations requires a high level of skill and courage and is known as Canopy Relative Work.

Supported by the Canadian Army, the SkyHawks are based out of Trenton, Ontario, at the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre.

There, they train alongside soldiers who help defend Canadian territory and sovereignty through a wide variety of domestic and overseas missions. From both Regular and Reserve Forces, the team members are from various occupations of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and bring a wide range of experience to their performances.

It is with great pride that the Skyhawks continue to showcase the professionalism, dedication and team work it takes to be part of Canada’s military.