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Canadian Forces Snowbirds to perform aerial stunts over Lake Erie

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform aerial maneuvers beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday over Fort Erie, Ont., according to a statement released by town officials.

Snowbirds pilots will fly at speeds from 100 to 320 knots, performing different formations and maneuvers while flying as close as four feet apart at times, officials said. The aerial display will take place over Lake Erie at the Niagara River.

A viewing location will be set up by the town for community members at Lakeshore Road, between Dominion Road and Beatrice Street.

"We are extremely thrilled that the Snowbirds have chosen Fort Erie as one of the stops in their 2018 North American tour," said Fort Erie Mayor Wayne Redekop in a statement.

"We've had our share of aerial shows in the past, but never the Snowbirds. This is very exciting, not only for Fort Erie but also for all of Niagara," Redekop added.

Each year, between May and October, the Snowbirds perform about 60 shows at 40 locations throughout North America, where they showcase the precision and skill of Canadian flying forces.

Starting at noon, a section of Lakeshore Road will be closed to vehicular traffic, until about an hour after the show ends.

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