Although some maintenance issues with aircraft and other issues delayed the flyover of Richards Landing and Sault Ste. Marie until last evening, the Snowbirds did make it in safe.
“I always think it’s cool coming back and seeing things from the air. I flew at this airport for a few years with Sault College,” said Patrice. “It’s a beautiful area coming back in the tutor, and flying around and getting to see all those sites again, is really really cool.”
“It means a lot to see people from my hometown, in my home area, support the Snowbirds no matter where we go. Even today in the hotel getting in the elevator heading downstairs,” said Powis-Clement. “A Stranger I never met before said that the whole country is behind us. And that is really, really awesome to hear. When we have long days like we did yesterday. That’s the kind of stuff that keeps us going.”
“Hard work is number one, and it doesn’t matter if you want to fly with forces or fly in general or just anything that you set out to do hard work is number one,” advises Patrice. If you focus on something, you can basically do whatever it is you want. Just be focused and have that drive to see something through.”
Unfortunately the Snowbirds won’t be going east as they had planned due to the remnants of a hurricane.
They took off yesterday to head for London, Ontario and the international airshow which is planned there for this weekend.
Stay with SaultOnline for continuing coverage of the Canadian Armed Forces as they come to the area for different events and reasons.