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Golden Centennaires

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1967 marked 100th anniversary of the creation of Canada as a nation. To celebrate this special occasion, the Royal Canadian Air Force set up an aerobatic team, which was to perform at 100 air demonstrations across the country. The team were known as the "Golden Centennaires" and primarily flew a formation of 9 gold and blue CT-114 Tutor jets.

Other aircraft in their displays included a solo CF101 Voodoo and a solo CF104 Starfighter. To contrast the jet aircraft, two Avro 504K biplanes also participated in the display. The team's last demonstration was in November 1967 at the American Nellis Air Force base in Nevada where they flew together with the "Thunderbirds".

The "Golden Centennaires" were in fact the real precursor of today's RCAF display team, the "Snowbirds".

The Golden Centennaires display team also had two CT-133 Silver Star support aircraft, which was also painted in team's colors.

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