May 14, 2020

Waterloo Warbirds Pay Tribute


The Waterloo Warbirds paid tribute to front line workers by flying over the Guelph and Waterloo regions on Tuesday (May 12), following on a similar tribute by the RCAF Snowbirds a few days earlier.

A Canadair-built version of the Lockheed T-33 training aircraft, named the CT-133 Silver Star by the RCAF, flew over many long-term care and first-responder facilities during the flight, as did a North American Harvard IIB.

The Waterloo Warbirds is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, in flying condition, of vintage aircraft. Included in their jet fleet, in addition to the CT-133, are a British-built de Havilland Vampire Mk 55, a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 and an Aero L-29 Delfín, the latter two being Soviet-built. The organization is also working on the restoration of an additional T-33. The piston-powered Harvard rounds out the fleet.

The Waterloo Warbirds offers flights in all four of their jets to paying passengers, and attracts customers from around the world. Flights typically last 20 minutes. Further information can be found here.