Paint scheme and theme revealed for Canadian CF-18 Demo Team

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 Demo Team has revealed the theme and paint scheme for the 2021 display season.

Adopting a new scheme each year, the team have chosen the theme “Strong at Home” for 2021, paying tribute to the “strength and resiliance” of Canadian Armed Forces personnel during the pandemic.

The muted two-tone grey scheme to represent the air force’s operational readiness. Special markings, in the form of an eagle’s head, are applied only to the tail. The feathers of the eagle are composed of maple leaves. A total of eight leaves represent the nine Snowbirds, with one missing to pay tribute to all who were lost over the past year.

The inner surface of the tails feature a large maple leaf and list the RCAF’s 12 domestic operations. #StrongAtHome decals have been applied towards the front of the aircraft.

You can see the team’s 2021 schedule here.