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  • Suspect in Canadian snowbird's killing gives up

    01/28/2014 7:05:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 27, 2014 | Mike Clary
    HOLLYWOOD — For the second time in a little more than a year, South Florida's sizable snowbird community has been rocked by a violent homicide — the bloodied corpse of a 58-year-old Montreal man found outside the condominium where he had been staying. Monday night, the man suspected in the killing surrendered. “We're all afraid,” said Suzanne Breier, a snowbird from Milwaukee and resident of the five-story building at the corner of Jefferson Street and Federal Highway, where the body of Domenico Perruccio was discovered early Sunday.

    06/05/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 21 replies
    WISN 1130 A.M. RADIO ^ | 06/05/12 | VANITY
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  • Snowbirds still winter in Texas but avoid Mexico

    12/01/2010 1:55:45 PM PST · by wolfcreek · 20 replies · 1+ views
    AAS ^ | 11.30.2010 | N/A
    PORT ARANSAS — Northerners who spend winters in Texas are still making the trip south, but they're thinking twice about traveling to violence-plagued Mexico.
  • Air Force Thunderbirds and Canadian Snowbirds Long Island Air Show

    05/22/2009 7:41:29 AM PDT · by alisasny · 4 replies · 982+ views
    Jones Beach Airshow ^ | 05/22/2009 | Our brave airmen and women
    What a great day to live near Republic airport on Long Island.. Canadian Snowbirds just flew over for their Friday practice run for the show on Saturday and Sunday... Thunderbirds will buzz my house around 2 pm!! Going down to the airport tomorrow. They do a stunt before they land for the airport crowd. We rotate every Memorial Day with the Blue Angels...
  • Snowbirds fly friendly desert sky

    10/02/2008 4:57:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 500+ views
    DOUGLAS — All eyes were turned skyward on Wednesday at Douglas Municipal Airport as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds in their red and white jets with blue stripes shot across the sky casting shadows over “D” Hill. “So, what do you think, guys? Does that look like fun?” asked Snowbird Capt. Eric Willrich of the 2,000 students and spectators who came out for the mid-week air show. Willrich is the newest member of the Snowbirds and has found his niche, just not in a spot between positions No. 4 and No. 6. His forte is on the ground, talking to the...
  • Canadian Jet Crash in Montana Kills Pilot

    05/19/2007 3:56:43 PM PDT · by stm · 4 replies · 512+ views
    AOL News ^ | 5/19/07 | MATT GOURAS
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (May 19) - Gillian Scarber was watching a group of Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets practicing maneuvers at Malmstrom Air Force Base when one of them broke from formation and plummeted to the ground. The jet crashed Friday during rehearsal for a weekend show at the base, killing the pilot. The cause of the crash was under investigation. "It just smacked into the ground, and there was a big ball of flames," Scarber told the Great Falls Tribune. Smoke drifted across the highway as emergency crews raced to the scene, she said. The Canadian military identified the pilot...
  • Canadian Snowbird jet crash at Malmstrom base in Montana

    05/18/2007 5:32:41 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 22 replies · 1,515+ views ^ | Friday May 18th, 2007 | CP
    Canadian Snowbird jet crash at Malmstrom base in Montana GREAT FALLS, Mont. (CP) - A Canadian Forces Snowbird jet plane has crashed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana while rehearsing for performances this weekend. Lieut. Jeff Noel, a spokesman for 15 Wing Moose Jaw, said the jet crashed around 4 p.m. Friday. Noel would not give any information on the condition of the pilot. Noel said all those participating in the practice run in Montana were veterans, though he couldnt say exactly how many aircraft may have been in the air at the time of the incident. "That information...
  • Reducing Snowbirds Team not an Option, (Canadian) Air Force Says

    08/31/2006 6:59:29 AM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 22 replies · 2,707+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | August 31, 2006 | David Pugliese
    Reducing Snowbirds team not an option, air force says Plan to replace planes with CF-18s also rejected By David Pugliese Ottawa Citizen August 31, 2006 Canada's air force has rejected the option to substantially reduce the size of its Snowbirds team, as well as substitute CF-18 fighter jets for the aerobatic formation's aging Tutor aircraft. But the military still hasn't settled on how it plans to keep the famous aerial demonstration unit operating well into the future. A briefing note, dated April 25, 2006, to air force commander Lt.-Gen. Steve Lucas, as well as a report on the future options...
  • Snowbirds Celebrate 35 Years of Hearts

    11/03/2005 12:40:13 PM PST · by NorthOf45 · 21 replies · 589+ views
    15 Wing - Moose Jaw website ^ | November 2, 2005 | Lieutenant Petra Smith
    Snowbirds Celebrate 35 Years of HeartsLieutenant Petra Smith November 2, 2005 Canadian Forces Snowbird technicians salute as the pilots fly in the nine plane line abreast formation as a tribute to Canada's Veterans during the year-end show October 14 in Moose Jaw, Sask. Photo by Mike Sroka. MOOSE JAW, SASK –Snowbirds past and present reunited in the Friendly City in October to share camaraderie, their love of aviation and memories of realizing a childhood dream. “It is wonderful to return to Moose Jaw every five years and relive a time when things were really exciting,” said Major-General (Ret’d) Glen Younghusband,...
  • Snowbird Jet Crashes in Ontario

    08/24/2005 6:52:53 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 35 replies · 4,295+ views
    Canadian Press via ^ | August 24, 2005 | Canadian Press staff
    Snowbird jet crashes in Ont.Canadian Press August 24, 2005 THUNDER BAY, Ont. (CP) -- A jet from the storied Snowbirds aerobatics squadron fell from the sky Wednesday while making its way to an air show in this northern Ontario city, crashing in a rural field just seconds after its pilot ejected safely. The Department of National Defence said Capt. Andy Mackay, Snowbird 8, was treated in hospital for undisclosed injuries and released. "Our main focus at the moment is Capt. Andy Mackay's well-being," said Maj. Ian McLean, commanding officer of Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Witness accounts of the crash suggest the...
  • U.S., Canadian Flying Teams in Pensacola

    05/11/2005 6:35:05 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 28 replies · 1,235+ views ^ | May 9, 2005 | Writing Staff
    U.S., Cdn flying teams in PensacolaCanoe Network ... cnews May 9, 2005 PENSACOLA, Fla. (CP) - Canada's Snowbirds will join both American military precision flying teams as well as U.S. army and navy parachute squads for a pair of rare joint public appearances Tuesday and Wednesday, weather permitting. The Blue Angels will host the other teams for practice shows at Pensacola Naval Air Station, where the Navy flight demonstration squadron is based. The flying is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., which is when the Blue Angels normally conduct public practice sessions, and continue through 1 p.m. both days. Public...
  • [BitPig] The Trouble With Old Folks

    04/20/2005 10:12:22 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 303+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2005.04.21 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    The Trouble With Old FolksThe BitPig Rant 2005.04.21 I have an honest question: What's with the whole "old-timers stealing sugar/sweetener packets" and "retirees bringing Baggies full of food home from the buffet" thing? I mean, most of the old folks I see swiping sugar, etc. from restaurants drive away in brand-new Caddies that cost more than my yearly income, so it can't be poverty. Some say it's a holdover from the Depression years, when scarcity forced people to do whatever they had to, but my late grandparents, my aunts, my uncles, and many of my other folks all survived the...
  • Georgia aims to bag snowbirds and their cash

    04/11/2005 11:30:48 AM PDT · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 24 replies · 1,162+ views
    Cox News Service ^ | Thursday, April 07, 2005 | dan chapman
    Georgia aims to bag snowbirds and their cash By DAN CHAPMAN Cox News Service Thursday, April 07, 2005 JEKYLL, ISLAND, Ga. — It's hunting season along I-95, and Canadian Snowbirds represent this year's prized catch. Old (mostly) and slow (in a leisurely way), this breed of Canadian tourist is nonetheless hard to capture. They migrate from Florida to Canada each spring, flitting across Georgia for a couple of hours before reaching South Carolina or Tennessee. And then they're gone until next winter, when they reverse-migrate back to Florida. Enough, cry Georgia officials. The snowbirds, they insist, must remain in Georgia...
  • Americans, as a rule, believe

    12/01/2004 8:40:35 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 10 replies · 612+ views
    National Post ^ | December 1, 2004 | Andrew Coyne
    In the days and weeks before President Bush's visit, the Canadian media were busy performing their appointed ritual on such occasions -- well, all occasions, really -- reminding Canadians of the many and profound ways in which they are different from Americans. In case these should momentarily escape notice. A snap poll commissioned by The Globe and Mail, for example, found that 84% of Canadians feel their children receive a good education, whereas only 59% of Americans believe this. Which proves ... what? That Canadians are more complacent? That Canadians are more gullible? That more Canadians are teachers? The traditional...
  • Canadians head south for winter in RVs

    11/28/2004 7:48:45 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies · 937+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | November 27, 2004 | Diane S. Morales
    Forging new adventures and making new friends comes easy for a caravan of motor-coaching winter Texans from Canada. The group of savoir faire Quebecois fled the bitter cold of home Oct. 23 for warmer climes, spending their last day on Padre Island on Friday before heading to Mexico. Wagon master Yvon Houle, 59, and his wife, Gisele, 66, have led a convoy for the past 10 years to the Colonia del Rey RV Park in Flour Bluff. Houle works for a RV dealership in Quebec that organizes trips as a service to its customers. "We're a bunch of friends together...
  • Lawyer urges snowbirds to cast their votes (to help Kerry)in Florida

    10/03/2004 9:04:29 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 35 replies · 1,212+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Sept. 19, 2004 | Mary McLachlin
    BOCA RATON— In the muddled aftermath of Election 2000, Lawrence Caplan lost a legal fight and learned an important political lesson at the hands of none other than Vice President Dick Cheney: You can live in one state and vote in another. Caplan, a tax and corporate lawyer, has turned that lesson into Operation: Snowbird, an Internet tool designed to make a difference in the election of 2004 — if Democratic voters in New York and New Jersey respond to it. POPULAR PAGESAll they have to do, according to Caplan's Web site,, is switch their registrations to Florida, where...
  • Canadian sun-seekers rediscover Florida; tourism booming!

    02/17/2004 10:05:11 AM PST · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 336+ views
    The Star ^ | 02/17/04 | CURTIS RUSH
    Canadian sun-seekers rediscover Florida Strong dollar, brutal winter mean we're returning to southeastern U.S. CURTIS RUSH STAFF REPORTER THESTAR.COM Mickey Mouse and Florida are hot this winter. So hot that the president of says that bookings for Canadians are at a seven-year high to Orlando's Disney World and other popular areas in the Sunshine State. But in some cases, reduced availability could mean higher prices. "We could never have anticipated the avalanche of bookings we've had into Florida this year," said's Jonathan Carroll. Canadians' hunger for some fun in the sun stems from a variety of factors, according...
  • Hope for the winter (South Texas hopes for return of snowbirds)

    11/14/2003 5:30:00 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 13 replies · 461+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS (Printed in Austin American Statesman) ^ | Friday, November 14, 2003 | By Lynn Brezosky
    South Texas hopes economic upturn means return of snowbirds By Lynn Brezosky ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday, November 14, 2003 HARLINGEN -- Dean and Diane Yahnke are among the first couples to stock their mobile home and dust off their golf clubs for the coming winter at Tropic Winds resort. After two lackluster tourism years, the Rio Grande Valley is more than ready to accommodate the St. Cloud, Minn., pair. At least 20,000 Midwesterners usually venture south to Texas for the winter, but sagging stock market returns and post-Sept. 11 fears kept many people at home over the past two years. The...
  • 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...