Back-To-School With A Snowbird Fly-Past - Expatlog

Back-To-School With A Snowbird Fly-Past - Expatlog

For the students of Captain Michael VandenBos Public School here in Whitby, the first day back after summer break holds an extra frisson of excitement. Necks will be craned, eyes shaded – a sea of faces will tilt skywards as one, each ear straining to detect the first sound of jet engines. At 1pm without fail, to the collective pride and delight of the local community, Canada’s elite flying team will thunder overhead in heart-stopping, window-rattling characteristic tight formation. This annual fly-by means as much to the members of the squadron as it does to those below; it’s a salute to the memory of one of their own...

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