Joint Snowbird flyby over Parliament Hill now delayed to 11:10 a.m.

Keep your eyes on the skies this morning, Ottawa.

A flyby over Parliament Hill featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Patrouille de France air demonstration team to mark Canada's sesquicentennial has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 11:10 a.m.

The joint flyby was originally scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. Monday, but was cancelled because of the rainy weather.

It was then scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, but was pushed back twice. 

The new time for the flyby is 11:10 a.m.

17-ship formation

"The Royal Canadian Air Force is delighted to welcome the Patrouille de France to Canada as we celebrate Canada's 150 years of Confederation," said Lt.-Gen. Mike Hood, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, in a media release.

"Canada and France have a profound connection, and our national air demonstration teams flying in formation is symbolic of our lasting friendship and alliance."

The Snowbird team will fly nine CT-114 Tutor planes and the Patrouille de France team will fly eight Alpha jets in a 17-ship formation. Two "photo-chase" aircraft will accompany the two teams.

The flyby comes on the heels of the Aero150 air show that is happening in Gatineau April 29 to 30.