Aerobatic Display Teams' News from 2011
Saudi Hawks plane crashed, pilot eject safelyPosted on Dec 21, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
One of the Saudi Hawks aircraft crashed yesterday December 20, during a routine training flight near team's home base King Faisal Air Base in Tabuk.
Russian Knights and Swifts relocate to Lipetsk Air BasePosted on Dec 16, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Russian Air Force demonstration squadrons Russian Knights and Swifts will leave its present home base Kubinka and relocated to Lipetsk Air Base.
Snowbirds announced new demonstration pilotsPosted on Dec 15, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The Canadian Air Forces demonstration squadron the Snowbirds, announced the new demonstration pilots for 2012 show season. They are Capt. John Vincent as Snowbird 2, Capt. Iain Cummings as Snowbird 7 and Capt. Brent Handy as Snowbird 9. Capt. Gregg Wiebe, who was previously a standards pilot will fly as Snowbird 4 and the new team leader will became Maj. Wayne Mott , who replaced the present Snowbird 1 Maj. Chris Hope.
Red Arrows back to servicePosted on Dec 08, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The RAF aerobatic display team is now clear to fly again after a ban following the death of Red 5 Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham on 8 November. The Investigation authority allows flying all RAF Hawks, including Red Arrows Hawk T1 aircraft, after they do the same for RAF Tornados and Tucanos earlier last month. The Red Arrows will resume their training program, when weather permits, for upcoming 2012 show season. Squadron Leader Martin Higgins, currently Red 10, will take Sean Cunningham's place as Red 5 for the 2012 display season and Squadron Leader Mike Ling will re-join as Red 10.
Thunderbirds and Snowbirds announced 2012 schedulesPosted on Dec 05, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Thunderbirds and Snowbirds announced today 2012 display dates, as the Blue Angels and the Snowbirds released the 2013 schedule also.
Two new Al Fursan demonstration datesPosted on Nov 30, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Al Fursan Depart to Abu Dhabi today to prepare to participate in the 40th National Day celebrations with an air display on Abu Dhabi Corniche on the 30th of November and Zayed Sports complex on the 2nd of December.
New Malaysian Air Force Aerobatic TeamPosted on Nov 21, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Royal Malaysian Air Force announced the creation of the new Aerobatic Display Team "Kris Sakti" (Magic Dagger). The team will made a debut at Langkawi International Maritime and Air Show (LIMA Air Show) on December 2011 flying four EXTRA 300L aircraft. The new team is composed of RMAF pilots, but will also support by a private company Aerotree Defence. "Kris Sakti" pilots spent several weeks training with UK civilian display team "The Blades" which also fly Extra 300 at Sywell aerodrome. It is not clear if the new team "Kris Sakti" will complete the present RMAF display team "Smokey Bandits" flying MiG-29 or "Smokey Bandits" will disbanded.
Canadian Air Force Hawks grounded tooPosted on Nov 17, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Following the tragic incident, which killed a Red Arrows pilot Flt. Lt. Sean Cunningham, all Canadian CT-155 Hawk aircraft from 15 Wing based at Moose Jaw are now grounded for safety reasons. Moose Jaw is also the home base of the Showbirds Demonstration Squadron. The Canadian and RAF Hawks are fitted with Martin Baker Mk.10 ejection seat, so the 15 Wing Command decided to suspend all flying operations with Hawks until the investigation proofs that CT-155 Hawk planes are safety to fly. Flt. Lt. Sean Cunningham was killed on 8 November, when his ejection seat activated while he is still on the ground at Scamton Air Base.
UAE Air Force Al Fursan display team first public demonstrationPosted on Nov 13, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Long waiting debut of the new aerobatic display team "Al Fursan" (The Knights), performed today at the first open day of Dubai Air Show 2011.
Halcones pilot died in crashPosted on Nov 11, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The Chilean Air Force Demonstration Squadron “Halcones” lost one of their pilots in crash on 9th November. Lt. Cristian Andres Padilla Bravo died when his EXTRA 300L crashed during training flight.
Red Arrows pilot killed because of failed to open parachutePosted on Nov 10, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The reason of the death of Red 5 Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham was due to the ejection seat parachute failed to open. He dies from multiply injures in the hospital. The incident occurs at the morning of 8th November, when the Red Arrows Hawk T1 aircraft taxi to the runaway for a training flight
Red Arrows pilot died in ejection seat incidentPosted on Nov 08, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
A Red Arrows pilot Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham flying as Red 5, killed early morning today in an ejection seat incident at team's home base Scampton. The injured pilot was transfer by helicopter to a hospital, when he died. The team now is on a winter training program, where the new team's pilots for 2012 are in training.
Blue Angels unplanned landingPosted on Oct 26, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
US NAVY Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels, make an unplanned landing at Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport as their home base Pensacola Naval Air Station was closed.
Heavy Metal Jet Team grows and change the namePosted on Oct 20, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
“Heavy Metal Jet Team” changed its name to “Black Diamonds Jet Team” and will add one more MiG-17 flying as opposing solo.
Red Checkers fatal crash was a pilot's errorPosted on Oct 18, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The official statement about the last year fatal crash of the RNZAF aerobatic team "Red Checkers" said the pilot performed non-regulated maneuver that he had not been trained to do. Squadron Leader Cree had been performing a "Fishtail Pass" maneuver at the time of a crash...
Trojan Horsemen Aerobatic Team will fly againPosted on Oct 16, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Trojan Horsemen will resume public flights on Nov 11, performing flight-over at the start of the Veterans Airlift Command annual golf tournament and Fundraising dinner, then fly the missing man in honor of Jack "Flash" Mangan. Jack Mangan died on September 17, at the Thunder over the Blue Ridge Open House and Air Show in Martinsburg, West Virginia, when his T-28 aircraft crashed to the ground. For now Trojan Horsemen display team resumes only flight overs and it's not clear when resume their full aerobatic formation program.
Surya Kiran will fly HawksPosted on Oct 09, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Indian Air Force aerobatic team Surya Kiran to be establish again within a three years flying BAe Hawks aircraft. Indian Air Force Chief Norman Anil Kumar Browne said at 79th Air Force day parade that the team will raise again in national colors on the Hawk. The team was disband in February this year.
Reno crash telemetry dataPosted on Sep 29, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Here are some telemetry data from the P-51 “Galloping Ghost” which crashed at Reno.
What had to have caused the Reno crash...Posted on Sep 26, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
OK, lets go over what was observed, and what the pictures show: He's coming around the final pylon at least doing 450mph. Fast whether it was 425 or 475. Next, the airplane pitches up quickly and violently and goes straight up 300, 400, or 500 ft. (exact distance doesn't matter...it went UP, quickly).
A Brazilian airline honored Esquadrilha da Fumaca.Posted on Sep 23, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
A Brazilian airline "Passaredo" painted one of its Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft in tribute to upcoming 60 anniversary of Esquadrilha da Fumaca (Smoke Squadron).
The Horsemen Aerobatic Team safety stands down.Posted on Sep 22, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The world's only P-51 Mustang aerobatic team "The Horsemen" cancels their upcoming display on 1-2 October at MCAS Miramar Air Show. Resent crashes during airshows in USA forced "The Horsemen" team pilots to review their air show routine and train more intensively within a month. Team's P-51s will be check for any mechanical problems, as the same type of aircraft crashed at Reno Air Races, Nevada killing ten people. The team will resume air show displays on 5 November at NAS Jacksonville Air Show.
Trojan Horsemen T-28 plane crashed killing the pilot.Posted on Sep 17, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
One of the Warbird Trojan Horsemen Demonstration Team planes crashed at the Thunder over the Blue Ridge Open House and Air Show in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Reno Air Race Fatal Crash.Posted on Sep 17, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
A P-51 Mustang crashed on 16 September at 4:30 PM, into the stands very close to the public during qualifications for the Reno Air Races. The pilot of the crashed plane nicknamed "Galloping Ghost”, was Jimmy Leeward, 74-years old, an air racing veteran. He died at the crash and three more people on the ground, another 75 were injured. The number of deaths could be rise, as 15 of them are in critical condition. P-51, a Wold War II aircraft crashed almost vertically. At the exit from the turn, something going wrong and the plane start to climb and roll to right. When the plane almost complete the barrel roll she smashed onto the ground.
One photo indicated that the left elevator trim is broken. Probably this was the reason for the crash. All Reno Air Races are canceled.
This is the most horrible crash at the air show in USA ever.
The 2012 Red Arrows Aerobatic Team has been announced.Posted on Sep 13, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Red Arrows announced the team's members for 2012 show season.
100th Anniversary of Bulgarian Air Force Airshow.Posted on Sep 06, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The Bulgarian Air Show BIAF 2011 dedicated to 100th Anniversary of Bulgarian Air Force was held from 3 to 4 September at Krumovo Airfield near Plovdiv.
Sagar Pawan demonstration team is disbanded.Posted on Sep 05, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The Indian NAVY aerobatic display team Sagar Pawan (See Breeze) is disbanded, as the all four Kiran Mk II jet-training planes are needed to train the fighter pilots. In fact, the team had not performed since the fatal crash during an airshow in Hyderabad, on 3 March 2010, which killed both pilots. There is a plans to re-established the team in 2013-14 flying BAE Hawks. At the beginning of the year the other Indian military demonstration team Surya Kiran was disbanded for the same reason – all planes needed for pilot's training purposes.
Red Arrows resumed public displays.Posted on Sep 02, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The RAF aerobatic display team The Red Arrows resumed public display after the August 20th fatal crash, which killed Red 4 Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging. First demonstrations just finished today at RAF Linton-on-Ouse families day in North Yorkshire and at Chatsworth House Country Fair in Derbyshire. The team will fly in eight-ship formation until the end of 2011 season. Despite this the Red Arrows will canceled weekend displays, because all team's members will be at Jon Eggin's funeral. So they cancelled Portrush International Airshow in Northern Ireland, return display to Chatsworth Country Fair and Duxford Airshow. Red Arrows will fly again on September 8th scheduled displays.
Blue Angels will test biofuel.Posted on Aug 31, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
All six Blue Angels will perform using a 50/50 blend of drop-in biofuel for the first time in airshow during Labor Day (September 5) at NAS Patuxent River, MD. President Barack Obama has authorized the Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy to invest up to $510 million in clean energy over the next three years.
In May this year US Air Force demonstration team the Thunderbirds tested biofuel on both solos. Now the Us NAVY team will do the same, but on the all six demonstration planes.
Two new Chinese aerobatic teams were formed.Posted on Aug 27, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The People's Liberation Army Air Force announced on August 25, the formation of two aerobatic demonstration teams, which will make their debuts next month at Changchun Air Show, Northeast China. These new teams named Flying Wings (Tianzhiyi) and Red Eagles (Hongying)...
Red Arrows may still fly in eight planes.Posted on Aug 25, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The Red Arrows announced that will resume practice flight, but with only eight Hawk planes. Normally they flew nine alpines in formation, but after the Saturday fatal crash, where Red 4 Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed, one of the team's positions become empty. Red Arrows team will return to their home base at Scampton, Lincolnshire in Friday and will resume practice flights on August 30...
Red Arrows probably will cancel all displays for the season.Posted on Aug 25, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Following the tragic incident on August 20, taking the life of Red 4 Flt Lt Jon Egging, all Royal Air Force Hawk planes were grounded. Now the ban has been lifted and all RAF Hawks flying operation are resumed. This fact means that more likely the human, pilot or maintenance crew error is behind the crash.
The Red Arrows aircrafts are still in Bournemouth airport where undergone routine maintenance and will return to its home base within a few days. The wreckage of the crashed airplane were removed on Wednesday to a new location.
Despite the clearance of Hawks flying, the Red Arrows will not performed until the end of the year, said source from The Ministry of Defense. The Red 4 Slot position in the team is empty now and they must prepared a new pilot who take this position.
Roulettes crash caused by fuel system fail.Posted on Aug 24, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Pilatus PC-9 plane belonging to Roulettes aerobatic team, which crashed during training flight on May 18, flown by non-Roulettes pilots, experienced an engine fuel system failure. This is the official investigation standpoint for the incident. Both pilots ejected safely without injures moments before the plane crashed.
Red Arrows Hawk plane crashed at Bournemouth Air Festival today.Posted on Aug 20, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
One of the Red Arrows display team Hawks crashed today at 13:50 during Bournemouth Air Festival. The formation performed break for land maneuver, when one of the planes from the right goes right to the ground. The pilot who involved in the crash and died this afternoon was a Slot Red4 Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging.
Baltic Bees accident at MAKS 2011.Posted on Aug 20, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
One of the Baltic Bees jet aerobatic team L-39 planes skidded of the runaway during landing on Thursday August 18. No. 5 airplane in the team touch down the runaway, but after a few moments goes right at the grass and stops. The reason of the incident is under investigation. Baltic Bees continued to fly at MAKS Airshow, but in four-ship formation.
First Patrouille de France Leader and Commander died at the age of 90 years.Posted on Aug 20, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
General Pierre Delachenal died on Aug 17, died at Percy Hospital in Clamart. Delachenal was the Commandant of 3rd Squadron in Reims, when he formed an aerobatic team flying F-84G Thunderjet planes. A year later this team becomes Patrouille de France.
Watch MAKS Live broadcastPosted on Aug 19, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The MAKS 2011 Air Show live online broadcast is available at the link below. The Russian Knights performed just now in six-ship formation, as one of the team's planes Su-27UB flying in right wing position is a regular airplane painted in gray camouflage livery, which is unusual for any aerobatic team. Probably one of the team's aircrafts is not capable to flight. The other display teams to display are: Swifts, Russ, Russian Falcons and Baltic Bees.
"Russ" aerobatic team will became civil with new liveryPosted on Aug 12, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Russian display team “Russ” will became a civil aerobatic team in 2012 with a new paint scheme. Vyazma Aviation Training Center, where the team is based, converts its planes to civil ones, which allows more flexibility to fly outside Russia. This means that soon can expect to see the Russ display team in Europe and Asia.
Russian Knights and Swifts MAKS 2011 Airshow schedulePosted on Aug 12, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Russian Knights and Swifts will perform displays on MAKS Airshow 2011 as follows:
17 August - Big Diamond display of both teams. It means that 4 MiG-29s from Swifts aerobatic team and 5 Su-27s from Russian Knights will fly in joint formation, no separate demonstrations.
19 and 20 August – Only Swifts and Russian Knights demonstrations, no Big Diamond.
21 August – Big Diamond formation display. After that, separate demonstrations of Swifts and Russian Knights as the Swifts will performs first. (Source strizhi.info)
Probably this will be the last demonstrations of both teams as their disbandment was announced in the beginning of June 2011.
Blue Angels Announce 2012 Team MembersPosted on July 12, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
US NAVY Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels, selected 2012 team members. Three F/A-18 Hornet pilots, a C-130 pilot, administrative officer and supply officer to join the team in September. The maintenance officer was previously selected for the 2012 team.
Heavy Metal Jet Team Expands to Seven AircraftsPosted on July 11, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The new civil jet aerobatic display team “Heavy Metal Jet Team” will expands with one MiG-17. At the present, the team flies five L-39s and one T-33 plane, that missed from the last few air shows, because of the maintenance problems, but soon the T-33 will be ready for demonstrations.
Russian Knights and Swifts aerobatic teams to be disbandedPosted on July 01, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The Russian Air Force aerobatic display teams Russian Knights and Swifts (Strizhi) will be disbanded after MAKS 2011 Airshow. The teams will fly for the last time during MAKS Air Show from August 16 to 21. The Russian Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov, who is the first civilian Minister of Defense, signed an order on June 9 to disband both demonstration teams. The reason is the budgetary cuts in Russian Air Force.
Thunderbirds arrived in BulgariaPosted on June 23, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The USAF demonstration squadron Thunderbirds arrived today at Graf Ignatievo airbase, near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to participate in demonstration on June 25. The whole aerobatic team arrived at 14'00 local time in eight ship formation. After 40min of recognition flights over the airfield, the all Thunderbirds F-16s landed. We wait to the 25, when the team displayed in front of the Bulgarian public.
Blue Angels will resume the 2011 schedulePosted on June 10, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
US NAVY Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels will resume the 2011 show schedule at Quad City Air Show in Davenport, Iowa, on June 18-19. The new “former 2010” team's leader Capt. McWherter, who was recall to lead the Blue Angels again after CDR Dave Koss leave the squadron, is now ready to lead the squadron again completing the training program. CDR Dave Koss quit the Blue Angels after a Lynchburg Regional Air Show incident on May 22, when he performed lower-than-normal maneuver leading the diamond formation.
Reportage from Turkish Air Show 2011, Cigli Airbase, IzmirPosted on June 06, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The airshow planned for June 4 – 5, and was dedicated to 100th Anniversary of the Turkish Air Force at Cigli Airbase near Izmir, was amazing. I was only on the first day June 4, but the weather and the display was very good.
Thunderbirds announced officers for 2012 seasonPosted on June 06, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
USAF Thunderbirds will be joined by six new officers for the next 2012 demonstration season. Three of them will become demo pilots including the leader. Maj. Greg Moseley will became the new leader and commander of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds" for the 2012 air show season.
Blue Angels Commander and Leader leave the squadronPosted on May 27, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Following the Lynchburg Regional Air Show incident on May 22, the "Boss" of Blue Angels request that Rear Adm. Bill Sizemore relieve him of his command. The incident occurred, while the diamond formation executes the "Barrel Roll Break" maneuver and went too low at the exit of the maneuver. Blue Angel #1 CDR Dave Koss entered the four-ship formation too low in the half-loop of the maneuver causing the Slot LT Rob Kurrle almost to hit the ground. Blue Angels diamond formation goes below 30 meters in the end of the maneuver, as the normal altitude is about 50-60 meters.
Blue Angels stood down for more training after almost crashedPosted on May 26, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The US NAVY Flight Demonstration Squadron cancelled the airshow scheduled for May 24-25 at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Md. This cancellation is due to a safety stand-down period imposed by the team’s commanding officer after a lower-than-normal maneuver that took place during the team’s last performance at Lynchburg Regional Air Show May 22 in Lynchburg, Va. The incident happens while the diamond formation executes the loop and went too low in the exit of the maneuver.
Ukrainian Falcons reborn again?Posted on May 22, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
It seems that the Ukrainian Falcons will be reform again, but this time flying L-39 Albatross jet trainer airplanes. The planes colored in almost the same as last Ukrainian Falcons paint scheme in light blue and yellow. With a decision of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych from February 12, the Ukrainian Falcons must been restored. First, the team will have to been ready to fly-over L-39 aircrafts at Ukraine Independence Day parade on August 24, 2011.
Patrulla Aguila 2011 Display datesPosted on May 21, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Spanish Air Force aerobatic display team 2011 air show calendar now published. There is only three demonstrations in Spain from all eight planning airshows.
More display teams' pages addedPosted on May 21, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Roulettes crash updatePosted on May 19, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
According to the latest news the crashed plane had been flown in regular training flight by non Roulettes pilots. The Roulettes' PC-9s planes are used not only for aerobatic flying from the team's pilots, but also for regular training flights from Central Flying School instructors for trainee purposes, as was in that case.
Roulettes plane crashPosted on May 18, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
One of the RAAF Roulettes aerobatic display team Pilatus PC-9/A planes crashed today at team's home base East Sale, Victoria after engine failure. The two pilots, a flying instructor and the trainee in the aircraft managed to eject moments before the plane impact to the ground a kilometer before the runaway. The accident occurred at 3:15pm during routine training flight and the both pilots escaped with minor injuries and transferred to the hospital.
All Royal Australian Air Force PC-9A training planes have been grounded, while the cause of the incident is fully investigated. This is the next incident in a series involving PC-9 aircraft during last mounts.
Thunderbirds will test biofuelPosted on May 18, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
USAF Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds will test biofuel on both solo F-16s during Joint Services Open Day at Andrews AFB, Maryland from 20 to 22 May. The biofuel used from US Air Force is composed of plant seed (camelina), animal fat (beef tallow) and various waste oils and grease. Thunderbirds will use a mix 50-50 of biofuel and jet kerosene. Only #5 and #6 will burn this fuel, while the rest four F-16s from diamond formation will use regular jet fuel. The USAF authorities hopes to reduce the dependence of rising oil priced using biofuel to all planes by 2016.
Red Devils reborn againPosted on May 06, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Former Belgian Air Force aerobatic display team Red Devils was re-formed again as a four-ship team in April 2011, after the team was last disbanded in 1977. Actually the present "Hardship Red" display team became the Red Devils after their Siai Marchetti SF260 airplanes were repainted in red paint scheme with Belgium flag colors painted at the bottom wing and vertical wing – almost the same as it was at the previous two Red Devils teams.
The biggest aerobatic teams airshow coming soonPosted on May 04, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
The Turkish Air Force 100th anniversary will be celebrate with a great airshow at Cigli Airbase, Izmir on 4 and 5 June. This event will bring the biggest amount of aerobatic teams in recent years. The air demonstrations will be performed by: Turkish Stars, Thunderbirds, Red Arrows, Patrouille de France, Frecce Tricolori, Wings of Storm, Bialo-Czerwone Iskry and Sherdils.
For every aviation fan this airshow will be one of the greatest ever. You can't see a airshow every year with participated aerobatic teams from three continents – Thunderbirds from North America, Sherdils from Asia and almost every European military display team.
Frecce Tricolori 2011 schedule updatePosted on May 04, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Italian Air Force display team Frecce Tricolori announced the five new airshow locations outside Italy for a 2011 season. The airshows will be at Turkey, Austria, UK, Poland and Malta.
Jupiter Aerobatic Team fly with six planes and new liveryPosted on May 01, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Indonesian Air Force aerobatic display team Jupiter increased to six KT-1B Woong Bee planes and received new red-white paint scheme. The new livery in Indonesia flag colors was presented on March 16th in Yogyakarta. The airplanes also are equipped with white smoke generators.
Last year two Jupiter Aerobatic Team (JAT) pilots have been sent to Australia to observe and practice flying maneuvers together with Roulettes at their home base in East Sale and later in November all six pilots of the Indonesian Air Force display team flying in Roulettes cockpits at Halim Air Force Base, Jakarta during practice flight. (Via Alex Sidharta)
Bialo-Czerwone Iskry 2011 schedule and Thunderbirds updatePosted on Apr 18, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Polish Air Force White-Red Sparks (Bialo-Czerwone Iskry) display team annonced 2011 schedule and Thunderbirds updated European Tour display dates with an airshow at Constanta , Romania.
Russian Knights celebrating 20th years from team's creationPosted on Apr 05, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
On Apr 5, 1991 from the 237th Guards Proskurov Aircraft Demonstration Center in Russian Air Force, based on Kubinka Air Base was established the second Russian aerobatic display team – Russian Knights. From the beginning they used three Sukhoi Su-27 and three two-seater Su-27UB fighters, painted in blue, red, white and yellow, but today they performed with four Su-27 planes.
Despite the rare demonstrations of the team and almost none abroad from the last years, Russian Knights stays a unique team, flying heavy fighter as Su-27. We wish to Russian Knights happy anniversary, clear skies, landings equal to take-offs and much more visits to foreign airshow. Cheers (Nazdarovia)!
Snowbirds change 2011 schedulePosted on Mar 29, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Snowbirds canceled 2011 Canadian Forces Day at 15 Wing Moose Jaw scheduled for August 6-7 and replaced with The Cameco Canada Remembers International Air Show in Saskatoon scheduled for the same date. The Snowbirds squadron change its 2011 schedule when Cameco air show organizers invited the team to the event. Canadian Air Force display team is a well know at Moose Jaw, so the decision to participate in other location is a good choice.
Frecce Tricolori, Turkish Stars and Wings of Storm 2011 Display DatesPosted on Mar 26, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Frecce Tricolori, Turkish Stars and Wings of Storm aerobatic teams 2011 display dates are now published. According to the present Frecce Tricolori schedule, they will not participated abroad in 2011 show season, but the list is incomplete and will be updated soon from Italian Aerobatic Team.
Cruz del Sur Display Team is now addedPosted on Mar 19, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Finally the Argentina Air Force Aerobatic Team flying five Su-29 AR airplanes is now added to our site, including history, Su-29 and F-86 Sabre galleries.
New 2011 Aerobatic Teams Display DatesPosted on Mar 19, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Heavy Metal Jet Team 2011 SchedulePosted on Mar 14, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Heavy Metal Jet Team annonced its first airshow schedule for 2011 season. The new civil jet aerobatic display team in the world was formed at the 2010 in USA and is composed of four L-39 and one T-33 aircrafts painted in gray camouflage livery. The team presented the first display schedule in its history.
Indian Air Force Aerobatic Team Surya Kiran will be disbandedPosted on Feb 04, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Indian Air Force Aerobatic Team Surya Kiran will perform for the last time on Feb 9-13, at Aero India airshow held in Bangalore. The IAF display team was formed officially in 1996 and now 15 years later, Surya Kiran team will be disbanded for reorganization reasons.
Red Checkers first airshow after an yearPosted on Jan 23, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Red Checkers performed its first public display on Jan 22 at Wing Over Wairarapa Airshow, after almost a year, while the RNZAF aerobatic display team has been grounded for two incidents, one caused the death on the leader Nick Cree.
PC-7 Team 2011 SchedulePosted on Jan 18, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Swiss Air Force aerobatic display team PC-7 Team is ready with 2011 display dates. There is only two airshows abroad in Bulgaria and Malta.
Blue Angels begins winter training todayPosted on Jan 03, 2011 by aerobaticteams.net
Blue Angels will begin their 2011 training season today at NAF El Centro, where is the Blue Angels winter home base. Two new demonstration pilots will start training with the rest of the Blue Angels pilots. New pilots are leader Cmdr. David E. Koss, left wing Maj. Brent Stevens and opposing solo Lt. C.J. Simonsen, who was narrator in 2010. As a new narrator will join to the team Lt. David Tickle.