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  • Snowbirds fly into controversy

    10/04/2002 11:15:53 PM PDT · by Black Powder · 2 replies · 227+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | October 03, 2002 | Glen McGregor
    Aerobatic team to perform at home of squadron that killed Canadians The Canadian military's elite aerobatic team, the Snowbirds, will perform at the home base of the U.S. fighter squadron involved in the Afghanistan friendly fire incident and might even fly alongside the pilots who dropped the bomb that killed four Canadian soldiers. The Snowbirds will appear this month at Air Rendezvous 2002, an annual show held at Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois, home of the Air National Guard's 183rd Fighter Wing. Two pilots from that unit -- Maj. Harry Schmidt and Maj. William Umbach -- face possible courts-martial on...