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Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly over Buffalo

If you were wondering what on earth just took place in the skies of Buffalo, don’t worry, it was not a 747 airplane in distress. The thundering noise was that of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s jet airplane squadron, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, showing their stuff. And impressive stuff it was. The airshow appeared to go on for a good 20 minutes.

When I first heard the noise of an airplane, getting louder and louder, I actually was waiting for the sound of sudden impact, as it crashed to the ground. All of my neighbors stood outside, staring up at the sky and asking questions. Everyone that I talked to thought, at first, that it was a plane in trouble. But once the jets returned, performing loop-the-loops, before breaking out of formation and blasting off in all directions, it was plain to see that we had a fantastic aerial stunt show on our hands. 

To me, this was better than any fireworks show that I have ever seen. The fact that it came out of nowhere, and lasted as long as it did, was pretty sensational. Altogether it looked as if there were nine or so jets, but it was tough to tell because they were buzzing around in all directions. I was lucky enough to have a rooftop view of the action. In all of my years living in Buffalo, I have never witnessed anything like this before. It would be great if this became an annual treat, for all of WNY to enjoy.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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