Captain Greg Hume-Powell

Biography / November 15, 2016

Captain Greg Hume-Powell was born and raised in West Vancouver, British Columbia.  He was introduced to aviation early in his life, attending his first airshow in Abbotsford at the age of 3. He joined 103 Thunderbird Squadron Air Cadets in North Vancouver in 1994, and earned his private pilot’s licence in 1997.  In 2002, Captain Hume-Powell completed the Commercial Aviation Diploma program at Okanagan University College in Kelowna, British Columbia where he obtained his commercial, multi-IFR ratings.

Captain Hume-Powell joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2003. After receiving his wings in 2006, he was posted to 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in Victoria, British Columbia to fly the CH-124 Sea King in support of the Pacific Fleet.  While posted to 443 Squadron, he was deployed on numerous international and domestic operations, including counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia in 2009, counter-drug efforts in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, Operation Podium, and exercises off Hawaii and South America.  In 2010 he was posted to 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at 15 Wing Moose Jaw to instruct on the CT-156 Harvard II attaining an A2 instructional category.

Capt Hume-Powell joined the Canadian Forces Snowbirds in 2015 and brings over 3,500 hours of flying experience to the team.  He flew as Snowbird 6 jet in 2016 and in 2017 Opposing Solo. This year, he flies as Snowbird 8 in the Lead Solo position.

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