2021 CF-18 Demonstration Team members

Every year, the Air Force selects a special group of people to make up the CF-18 Demonstration Team. The CF-18 Demonstration Team is a truly national team; its members all come from RCAF units across the country, and all are selected for their superior performance, dedication to excellence, and the desire to represent Canada’s operational air force. Without the hard work of each and every team member, the CF-18 Demo Hornet would never get off the ground. The team comprises thirteen members including the Demo pilot, eight technicians, three safety pilots and a public affairs officer/narrator

The eight technicians are split into two teams of four. The East crew from 3 Wing Bagotville take care of the jet during shows on the East coast and the West crew from 4 Wing Cold Lake take care of the West coast. The technicians drive to each show site bringing their trailer that contain the necessary tools and parts to maintain the CF-18 Demo jet. Throughout the airshow season the Demo team technicians travel across Canada ensuring the demo jet is fit to fly.

At each show site one of the three safety pilots must be present to monitor the demonstration and provide support to the Demonstration pilot. The Public Affairs Officer and Narrator attends all shows to provide communications support and narrate the performance.

CF-18 Demonstration Team pilot

Public Affairs Officer / Coordinator / Narrator

East Crew technicians from 3 Wing Bagotville

West Crew technicians from 4 Wing Cold Lake