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Snowbirds scrap Saturday flyover in southern Ontario due to snow

Click to play video: 'Snowbird’s ‘Operation Inspiration’ soars over Kingston region'
Snowbird’s ‘Operation Inspiration’ soars over Kingston region
WATCH ABOVE: It didn't last very long, but it was enough to lift the spirits of pandemic-weary residents in eastern Ontario. The snowbirds did a fly-past over several communities early Friday, as part of their aerobatic team's "operation inspiration." – May 8, 2020

TORONTO — Poor visibility from winter-like weather has put a halt on the Snowbirds aerobatics team’s plans to fly over southern Ontario today.

The team’s Twitter account said this morning that due to snow and hail in and around Toronto, the Snowbirds planned to hold at 8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Trenton for 24 hours.

“We said SnowBIRDS not SNOW!” the Snowbirds joked in a tweet.

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The Snowbirds have been doing a cross-country salute to Canadians helping fight the spread of COVID-19 since last weekend, starting in Nova Scotia.

Their Operation Inspiration features the team’s signature nine-jet formation.

The Snowbirds encourage Canadians to observe the flyovers from the safety of their home and refrain from travelling to see the show.

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The Snowbirds initially paused their training in March because of COVID-19 and delayed the start of their flying season, which was to begin in June.

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