September 18, 2019

The City of Columbus and Columbus Municipal Airport are pleased to announce that the Canadian Forces Snowbirds flight demonstration team will be headlining the “Birds & Brews” event on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. This event will replace Columbus Aviation Day for 2019, traditionally held in June, as the community celebration of aviation in Columbus. This will be the first time the Canadian Forces Snowbirds have ever been in central Indiana. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.

The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and National Defence Public Service employees. Serving as ambassadors of the CAF, the CF Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the CAF and they inspire the pursuit of excellence wherever they go in North America.

In addition to the Snowbirds, Birds & Brews will also offer a Beergarden area for adults to purchase beer.  In celebration of this event, ZwanzigZ Brewery of Columbus will be creating a one-of-a-kind Canadian brew only available at the event. Food vendors will also be on hand for participants to enjoy.  A U.S. military flight demonstration and parachute jump, children’s educational activities and a Hot Air Balloon Glow are also planned.