History

August 1st History

August 1st History

The aerobatic team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) of China was established on February 12, 1962. In the beginning it contains 9 JJ-5 airplanes (which is Chinese combination of ...

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Black Eagles History

Black Eagles History

The “Black Eagles” were first formed as an official aerobatic display team of the Republic of Korean Air Force on December 12, 1994. The team began flying with six Cessna A-37B Dragonfly ...

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Black Knights History

Black Knights History

The Republic of Singapore Air Force aerobatic team Black Knights was created in 1973.The first public demonstration of the Black Knights was on June 7, 1976 in Changi airbase on the occasion of the ...

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Blue Angels History

Blue Angels History

After the end of the World War II the importance, the publicity and predominantly - the rating of US Navy became lower in the eyes of ordinary people who were used to read about the numerous victories ...

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Blue Eagles History

Blue Eagles History

The "Blue Eagles" helicopter aerobatic display team of the British Army Aviation Corps was first formed in the spring of 1968 by five instructors from the Army Aviation School at the base in Middle ...

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Blue Impulse History

Blue Impulse History

The first, unofficial, Japanese aerobatic display team was first created in 1958 at Hamamatsu air base. This team flew F-86F Sabre fighters which didn’t have any special color scheme. But, after ...

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Breitling Jet Team History

Breitling Jet Team History

The history of Breitling Jet Team leads back to 1982, when the team leader Jacques Bothelin found its first aerobatic team in France - Team Apache.Jacques Bothelin definitely can be named the "father" ...

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Cartouche Dore History

Cartouche Dore History

The occasion of 100,000 flying hours on the TB 30 Epsilon training plane was celebrated in Cognac airbase on 2 June 1989. For this special occasion, three pilots from the base formed an aerobatic team ...

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Cruz del Sur History

Cruz del Sur History

The first formation flying in the Argentinian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina or FAA) began in 1950, when formations of two or three Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 fighters from the VII Air Brigade in ...

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Esquadrilha da Fumaca History

Esquadrilha da Fumaca History

The history of the aerobatic team of the Brazilian Air Force (Forca Aerea Brasiliera - FAB), began in 1952 when four instructors from the Air Academy established an "unofficial" aerobatic team with ...

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Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team History

Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team History

In 1960 at the Chrudim airfield in Czechoslovakia four civilian aerobatic pilots Tlusty, Struz, Bezak and Klimenda, flying with four Zlin 526 "Trener" planes, formed a display team named "Box Trener". ...

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Frecce Tricolori History

Frecce Tricolori History

PrehistoryThe first public aerobatic team performance in Italy dates to 12 July 1928 at Rome's Littorio airport, when two three-ship formations of Fiat CR.20 fighters from the 1st Stormo (with ...

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Frecce Tricolori Ramstein Crash

Frecce Tricolori Ramstein Crash

On 28 Aug 1988 in Ramstein airbase at West Germany territory, occured the worst accident in aerobatic teams history. The crash occurred in front of 300 000 people at the Flugtag '88 Air Show.During ...

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Halcones Aerobatic Team History

Halcones Aerobatic Team History

The first aerobatic display team in Chilean Air Force was formed in 1958 from No 7 Squadron and flew four Lockheed F-80 Shooting Stars. This display team was named "Condores de Plata" and it existed ...

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Bialo-Czerwone Iskry History

Bialo-Czerwone Iskry History

PrehistoryRombik Display TeamThe first aerobatic display team in Polish Air Force was formed on February 16, 1969 at the Radom Air Base. This team was called “Rombik” (diminutive of ...

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Israel Aerobatic Team History

Israel Aerobatic Team History

The first formation flights in Israel began in 1950 with small numbers of Boeing Stearman trainers attempting aerobatics at the Flight Academy. The aircraft’s low engine power, however, did not ...

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Midnight Hawks History

Midnight Hawks History

Demonstrations of formation flying in the Finnish Air Force had its beginning prior to World War II, when a formation of ten Gloster Gamecocks biplanes from the Air Force Academy, performed at the ...

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Orlik aerobatic team history

Orlik aerobatic team history

In 1994, the 60th Flight Training Wing of the Polish Air Force, based in Radom, received the new Polish-built turbo-prop PZL-130 “Orlik” trainer. The good maneuverability of the aircraft ...

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Patrouille De France History

Patrouille De France History

PrehistoryAn air display, including various flights of aircraft in formation, first took place in France in 1931. The aircraft were piloted by a group of instructors from the training school at ...

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Patrouille Suisse History

Patrouille Suisse History

The first formation flights in Swiss Air Force dates from beginning of 1959, when in Surveillance Wing was established an aerobatic team, flying with four Hawker Hunter Mk58. On June 2, 1959 this team ...

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