The Snowbirds, an airflight demonstration team from Canada, stopped in Minot on Tuesday afternoon. There have been talks of involving the Snowbirds in an air show with proceeds benefiting the Magic City. However, as Maj. Chris Hope, team lead for the Snowbirds, stated, the Snowbirds' schedule would not immediately allow time for such a show to happen.
"I will never say it's not going to happen," Hope said optimistically.
While visiting Minot, the Snowbirds were given a tour of the flooded areas of the city. They also received T-shirts, shown at right, from Wendy Howe, executive director, and Elly DesLauriers, communications coordinator, for the Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Submitted Photo - - The Snowbirds are, top: Capt. Marc Velasco, public affairs officer; Capt. Padruig MacIntosh, inner left wing; Maj. Ryan Stich, opposing solo; Capt. Brett Glaeser, lead solo,; Capt. Marco Rusconi, outer left wing.; Maj. Chris Hope, team lead; Capt. Robert Chagnon, advance and safety pilot; and Capt. Yanick Gregoire, first line astern; and, at bottom: Capt. Denis Bandet, outer right wing, and Jean-Francois Dupont, inner right wing.