TITLE: Lucky Number 7

MEDIUM: Digitally Manipulated Photograph (Photo Manipulation)

This DMP is based on a photo I took on the evening of September 15, 2004. As a proud Canadian, a lover of aviation and an artist, I couldn't create an aviation art series without including at least one Snowbird.

I grew up watching the CT-114 Tutor fly in these colours, and I made this piece wondering when this old trainer model would be eventually replaced for this aerobatics team, and with what?

Originally designated the CL-41 by its manufacturer Canadair, the CT-114 was used as a jet trainer for the RCAF until it was replaced by the CT-155 Hawk, built by BAE Systems Inc., and the CT-156 Harvard II which is the Canadian designation for a T-6 Texan II turboprop by Hawker Beechcraft. Perhaps, the Snowbirds will one day replace its Tutors with the sleek, agile, highly responsive and internationally respected Hawks. Until the time comes for the CT-114's to retire, they'll be kept ready to perform for the Snowbirds.

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