Canadian SkyHawks Parachute Team to Make AirVenture Debut
The 8-stack, one of the formations performed by the Canadian SkyHawks.
The Canadian SkyHawks parachute team, the official skydiving team of the Canadian Forces, is coming to Oshkosh for the first time this summer to perform at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012.
The SkyHawks feature a variety of unique aerial maneuvers, formations, and other feats beneath their unique Canadian flag parachute canopies. The team will perform during the air shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 27-29. EAA's daily air shows are presented by Rockwell Collins.
"The SkyHawks are among the world's best parachute teams and we're sure AirVenture attendees will see a dazzling show from them," said Jim DiMatteo, EAA's vice president of AirVenture features and attractions. "Their performances will make the Oshkosh air show, already regarded as the all-star week for air show performers, even better in 2012."
Now in its 41st season, the Canadian SkyHawks will perform before millions of people this year at shows in North America, Brazil, and Belgium. The unit has evolved from the initial unofficial team of sport parachute members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment in 1969 to today's highly trained unit that is part of the Canadian Forces' Centre of Excellence for Land Advanced Warfare.
DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3;
2015: July 27-Aug. 2