RC JET WEEK – YOU PiLOT a CT-114 Tutor Canadian “Snowbird” RC Turbine JET

Hurdle through the air at over 100 Miles per hour, and imagine yourselves soaring through the big open blue sky – and the plains of Alberta! FPV stands for “First Person View” – and that’s certainly what you get in this film! Step into the cockpit and experience what it is like to take off, whimsically play in the air at top speeds – and set yourself back down for a landing!

The Canadian Snowbird RC JET is based off of the full sized pilot trainer called the “Tutor”.

Officially known as the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds are Canada’s military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team whose purpose is to “demonstrate the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of Canadian Forces personnel”. The squadron is based at CFB Moose Jaw, near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The Snowbirds are the first Canadian air demonstration team to be designated as a squadron.

Canadair started design of a jet trainer in 1958, the first flight being in January 1960. The Tutor has side-by-side seating and a single turbojet engine built by Orenda Engines in Canada.

The Tutor was built in two versions between 1963 and 1967; 190 CL-41As for the RCAF and 20 CL-41Gs for the Royal Malaysian Air Force. With the Canadian Armed Forces the Tutor is designated CT-114. It was used from 1963 until 2000 when it was replaced with the CT-156 Harvard II and the CT-155 Hawk as primary jet trainers.

Controls and systems of the Tutor are relatively simple with hydraulic power to the landing gear, flaps and nosewheel steering, and manual flying controls. The cabin is pressurized and zero-level ejection seats are fitted. It is fully equipped for navigation, instrument and night flying training.

The Tutor is best known in North America for the formation aerobatics of the Snowbird team who have performed from the Northwest Territories to Mexico. Officially known as 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the team have fifteen Tutors, eleven of which travel with the team during the airshow season.

This Radio Control Plane may be smaller, and “less sophisticated” then its full scale brother – but it certainly does not fail to impress every RC Jet Enthusiast from around the world!    

EVENT: JETS Over Caley 2013

The Turbine JET’s take to the sky in great numbers – power and ferocity. It’s time to get up close to these skilled Pilots and find out what makes these Mavericks of the sky, tick.   Incredibly powerful and loud – these custom made Jet’s are constructed by their pilots – and are run by computers, turbine jet engines, and Life/Lipo Batteries.  In this weeks series you will discover what it’s like to be a RC JET enthusiast!

All SOUNDS of the JET are REAL – the Radio Chatter is NOT! Creative editing in a FuN film can take it to the NEXT LEVEL! I hope you enjoy this video experience :~)