Vernon, British Columbia, has an outsized population of highly experienced retired professional pilots of a variety of stripes who operate nimble Van’s RV products, so the Snowflake Formation Team was pretty much inevitable. The troupe’s tight formations are a common sight at special events all over B.C.’s Okanagan Valley.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.


  1. It seems that it’s Immoral, Illegal, or (heaven forbid) fattening to me that those guys can have so much fun while the rest of us are sitting in our cabins waiting for our G.S.T. rebate cheques. Is there no fairness?