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Meet Derek, our President, Director of Flight Operations, and pilot of our T-33, Vampire, and L29. The founder of our team, Derek has been involved in getting our historic aircraft in the air since day one. He sat down with us to share some background on how Waterloo Warbirds came to be, share some of his most memorable aviation experiences, and offer advice to aspiring aviators. 

This Wednesday, November 11th, we will be honouring all those who have served and continue to serve our country with two flyovers over cemeteries and cenotaphs around the Region of Waterloo and City of Guelph. 

Andrej is our Chief AME and oversees all maintenance activities for our team. Beyond scheduled maintenance, he has led some of our most major projects like rebuilding the MiG’s braking system and the panel replacement currently underway on the Vampire. Andrej sat down with us to give us a glimpse into the role of Chief AME, share some of his most memorable aviation experiences, and offer advice for aspiring aviation maintenance technicians.

Waterloo Warbirds held a formation training clinic from August 6th-8th in the skies over Waterloo Region. With 4 jets and 6 Harvards from 2 provinces, pilots and ground crew came together to learn, practice, and standardize formations between 3 participating organizations and 2 private pilots. Join us for a behind the scenes look at the clinic from the air and from the ground!

There is nothing more exciting than hearing the roar of a jet engine and seeing multiple jets fly by in formation. If you’ve seen our recent flyovers or caught us at an air show, this will be a familiar sight. What may be less apparent is all the work that goes into planning and successfully executing the formations our pilots make look so effortless! Join us as we walk through each step of planning and executing a formation flight, from before the planes take off to after their wheels touch down.