The Royal Canadian Air Force’s demonstration jet “Canada 150” visited Palm Springs between the 2nd-4th March 2018. Mark Ollier and Matt Hartman went along to check it out.

Video by Matt Hartman

The RCAF unveiled the jet celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation back in April 2017.

This specially painted CF-18 Hornet features the offical logo for “Canada 150” placed throughout the design. The logo is composed of a series of diamonds or “celebratory gems” arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points. Together they symbolize Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. On the left wing the timespan of Confederation is shown with the year of Confederation 1867 and the 150th anniversary year, 2017. The right wing bears the official name of the celebration “Canada 150”. All aspects of the design come together to create a truely unique and a fitting tribute.