Manage episode 278330232 series 2820824
This was a fascinating conversation with the Deputy Commanding Officer of the Snowbirds, Canadian Forces aerobatic display team, Lt Col Denis Bandet.
The 9-ship aerobatic team are flown by Royal Canadian Air Force pilots while the ground and support staff come from all arms of service. Denis has recently stepped down as leader, after spending several years with the Snowbirds. Join me for this exciting conversation.
The conversation moved around all aspects of Royal Canadian Air Force lifestyle and career. Denis is a former F18 fighter pilot and is now serving his second tour with the Snowbirds. His former position in the team was number 6. We talked about the role of the team and how they select new pilots. We touched on the selection process over a two week period.
The intense training schedule for this large and capable formation team will give new members at least 100 flights in their training. Interesting, they have a purpose designed training program for "over water" displays. The depth perception is quite different and they treat this as a whole different display.
Snowbirds Public Affairs Officer:
Canadian Aviation Films:
HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS:
Do you want to improve your team performance? I will give your team the boost that is needed. The principle is called INCREMENTAL GAINS. Let me explain the 3 step process, in an exciting action-packed talk. A riveting discussion, tailored to your team needs, covering formation aerobatics, international ultra-long haul flights and how it applies to your team.
Get in touch with Alex: