List of air display teams

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The Patrouille de France trailing coloured smoke

Many air forces, some navies, and even a few private organizations, have established air display teams to perform in domestic and international air shows. Some display teams perform aerobatics, while others give displays of formation flying or their operations such as air-sea rescue. The French Patrouille de France, established in 1931, is the earliest flight demonstration team.[citation needed]

Air display teams[edit]

Team Display Country Operator Latest aircraft Formed Status Notes
Acro Deltas Aerobatics Sweden F 18 Tullinge, Swedish Air Force Saab Draken Disbanded [1]
Acrojets Aerobatics United States USAF Lockheed T-33 1949 Disbanded 1950 Originally flew the Lockheed F-80C. Reformed with the T-33 under USAFE during the mid-1950s.
Aerostars Aerobatics Flying
Águilas Negras (Black Eagles) Aerobatics Colombia Colombian Air Force Beechcraft T-34 Mentor Disbanded
Akrobatika Aerobatics Brazil Disbanded
Alap-Alap Formation Aerobatics Brunei Pilatus PC-7 2011
Air Barons Aerobatics United States US Naval Reserve unit, Parent unit VA-209 US Navy Disbanded
Air Barrels Aerobatics United States United States Navy Douglas A-4B Skyhawk Disbanded
Al Fursan Aerobatics United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Air Force Aermacchi MB-339 2010 Flying
Alberta Arrows Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Asas de Portugal Aerobatics Portugal Portuguese Air Force Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet Flying
August 1st (Ba Yi) Aerobatics China People's Liberation Army Air Force Chengdu J-10 1962 Flying
Bald Eagles Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Baltic Bees Aerobatics Latvia Private Aero L-39 Albatros 2008 Flying
Black Arrows Aerobatics United Kingdom No. 111 Squadron RAF, 1950s Disbanded
Black Cats Aerobatics UK Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Flying
Black Diamonds Aerobatics Australia 75 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force Sabre 32s Disbanded
Black Eagles Aerobatics South Korea Republic of Korea Air Force KAI T-50 Golden Eagle Flying
Black Falcons Aerobatics New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force T-6 Texan Flying
Black Knights Aerobatics Singapore Republic of Singapore Air Force General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Flying
Black Knights Aerobatics United Kingdom No. 54 Squadron RAF Hawker Hunter Disbanded [1]
Black Knights Aerobatics United States 38th Tactical Bombardment Wing, USAFE, 1950s Disbanded
Blades Aerobatics United Kingdom RAF BAC Jet Provost T5 1907 Disbanded 1972 [1]
Blue Angels Aerobatics United States US Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet 1946 Flying
Blue Bees Aerobatics Belgium Belgian Air Force Sud Alouette II helicopter Disbanded [1]
Blue Chips Aerobatics United Kingdom RAF DHC Chipmunk T.10 Disbanded Flew during the 1970s.[1]
Blue Devils Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Blue Diamonds Aerobatics United Kingdom No. 92 Squadron RAF Hawker Hunter Disbanded [1]
Blue Diamonds Aerobatics Philippines Philippine Air Force Northrop F-5 Disbanded 2005
Blue Eagles Aerobatics UK Army Air Corps Flying
Blue Herons Aerobatics United Kingdom Royal Navy, FRADU Disbanded
Blue Impulse Aerobatics Japan Japan Air Self-Defense Force Kawasaki T-4 1960 Flying
Blue Phoenix Aerobatics Thailand Royal Thai Air Force Flying
Bobcats Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Breitling Jet Team Aerobatics France Breitling, private Aero L-39 Albatros 2003 Flying
The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association Flight Operations Team Formation flying Canada Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association North American Harvard [2]
Cartouche doré (Golden Cartridge) Aerobatics France French Air Force Disbanded
Cavallino Rampante (Prancing Horse) Aerobatics Italy Italian Air Force 1950 Disbanded 1957 Disbanded 1952, reformed 1956.
Chinook Display Team Operations UK RAF Chinook helicopter [3]
Southern Cross Aerobatic Squadron (Cruz del Sur) Aerobatics Argentina Argentine Air Force Sukhoi Su-29 Flying
Deadeye Zips Formation flying Canada 417 Squadron Canadair CF-104 Starfighter 1960s Disbanded
Diables Rouges (Red Devils) Aerobatics Belgium Belgian Air Force SIAI Marchetti SF.260 Flying
Los Diablos Rojos (The Red Devils) Aerobatics Peru Peruvian Air Force Aermacchi MB-339AP Disbanded
Diavoli Rossi (Red Devils) Aerobatics Italy Italian Air Force 1957 Disbanded 1959
Dolphins Aerobatics Belgium Belgian Air Force SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 Disbanded [1]
Double Dutch Formation flying Netherlands various Northrop NF-5A
Dragões Aerobatics Portugal Portuguese Air Force Disbanded
Dragonflies Formation flying Canada 3CFFTS Bell CH-136 Kiowa and Bell CH-139 Jet Ranger Disbanded
Duha (Rainbow) Formation flying Czech Republic Sukhoi Su-22 1995
Eagle section Formation flying Republic of Ireland Air Corps Pilatus PC-9M 2004 Also singleton aerobatics.[4]
Easy Aces Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Elang Biru Aerobatics Indonesia Indonesian Air Force General Dynamics F-16 1995 2000 Merged into the Jupiter Aerobatic Team.[5]
Smoke squadron (Esquadrilha da Fumaça) Aerobatics Brazil Brazilian Air Force Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano 1952 Flying
Falcons of Russia Aerobatics Russia Russian Air Force Flying
Fighting Cocks Aerobatics United Kingdom No. 43 Squadron RAF Hawker Hunter Disbanded
Fireballs Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
The Firebirds Aerobatics United Kingdom No. 56 Squadron RAF English Electric Lightning Disbanded
Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team Aerobatics Czech Republic civilian Flying
Flying Jokers Aerobatics Norway Squadron 332, Royal Norwegian Air Force Disbanded
Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour Arrows) Aerobatics Italy Italian Air Force Aermacchi MB-339 Flying
Fred's Five Aerobatics United Kingdom Royal Navy, 892 Naval Air Squadron Disbanded
Gates Flying Circus Barnstorming US Private Curtiss JN4 [6][7]
Getti Tonanti (Thundering Jets) Aerobatics Italy Italian Air Force 1953 Disbanded 1960 Disbanded 1955, reformed 1959.
Golden Centennaires Aerobatics Canada Royal Canadian Air Force Disbanded
Golden Hawks Aerobatics Canada Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair F-86 Sabre Disbanded
Golden Sabres Aerobatics Philippines Philippine Air Force Disbanded
Goldilocks Aerobatics Canada 2CFFTS North American Harvard Disbanded Spoofed the Golden Hawks
Grasshoppers Netherlands RNLAF Sud Alouette III helicopter 1974 Disbanded 1995
Grasshoppers Aerobatics Germany Ikarus C42
Grupa Akrobacyjna ŻELAZNY Aerobatics Poland Civilian Flying [8]
Halcones (Falcons) Aerobatics Chile Chilean Air Force Extra 300 1981 Flying
Halcones Dorados Aerobatics Colombia Colombian Air Force Mirage 5 and Kfir Disbanded
Hawks of Romania Aerobatics Romania Romanian National Aerobatic Team Flying
Hummingbirds Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Hungarian Sky Hussars Aerobatics Hungary Hungarian Air Force Flying Imitated Dogfight with MIG-21 bis
IAF Aerobatic Team Aerobatics Israel Israeli Air Force IAI Tzukit
Jupiter Aerobatic Team Aerobatics Indonesia Indonesian Air Force
Karo As (Diamonds Ace) Aerobatics Austria Austrian Armed Forces 1975 Disbanded 1984
Kaset Green Hawk Aerobatics Thailand Bureau of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation Flying
Krila Oluje (Storm Wings) Aerobatics Croatia Croatian Air Force Pilatus PC-9 2005 Flying
Kris Sakti Aerobatics Malaysia Royal Malaysian Air Force Extra EA-300 2011 Flying
Lancieri Neri (Black Lancers) Aerobatics Italy Italian Air Force 1960 Disbanded
Leteće zvezde Aerobatics Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslav Air Force Disbanded
Marche Verte (Green March) Aerobatics Morocco Royal Moroccan Air Force Mudry CAP-232 Flying
Midnight Hawks Aerobatics Finland Finnish Air Force BAE Hawk Flying
Minute Men Aerobatics United States North American F-86 Sabre Disbanded Originally flew the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star
Musket Golds Formation flying Canada 3CFFTS Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer Disbanded
Orlik Aerobatic Team Aerobatics Poland Polish Air Force PZL-130 Orlik 1998 Flying
P3 Flyers Aerobatics Switzerland Civilian Flying
Patriots Jet Team Aerobatics US Private Aero L-39 Albatros 2003 Flying
Patrouille de France Aerobatics France French Air Force Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet 1931 Flying
Patrouille Suisse Aerobatics Switzerland Swiss Air Force Northrop F-5 Flying
Patrulla Aguila (Eagle Patrol) Aerobatics Spain Spanish Air Force Casa C-101 Aviojet Flying
Patrulla Aspa (Blade Patrol) Aerobatics Spain Spanish Air Force Eurocopter EC-120 Colibri Helicopter 2013 Flying
PC-7 Team Aerobatics Switzerland Swiss Air Force Pilatus PC-7 Flying
Red Aces Aerobatics Philippines Philippine Air Force Disbanded
Red Arrows Aerobatics United Kingdom Royal Air Force BAE Hawk 1965 Flying
Red Checkers Aerobatics New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force Disbanded
Red Diamonds Aerobatics Australia 76 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force Sabre 31s Disbanded
Red Falcon Aerobatics China Air Force Flying
Red Knight Aerobatics Canada Royal Canadian Air Force Disbanded
Red Pelicans Aerobatics United Kingdom RAF Disbanded
Rothmans Aerobatics UK Civilian Pitts Special 1970 Disbanded 1980 Flew the Stampe SV.4 until 1973.
Rotores de Portugal Aerobatics Portugal Portuguese Air Force Helicopters Flying
Roulettes Aerobatics Australia Royal Australian Air Force Pilatus PC-9 1970 Flying
Roy and the Boys Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Royal Jordanian Falcons Aerobatics Jordan Royal Jordanian Air Force Extra EA-300 Flying
Russian Knights Aerobatics Russia Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 1991 Flying
Sagar Pawan (Sea Breeze) Aerobatics India Indian Navy HAL Kiran 2001 Flying
Sanmueang Aerobatics Thailand Royal Thai Air Force Disbanded
Sarang (Peacock) Aerobatics India Indian Air Force HAL Dhruv 2003 Flying
Saudi Hawks Aerobatics Saudi Arabia Royal Saudi Air Force BAE Hawk Flying
Scorpion Aerobatics Polish Land Forces Flying
Sharks Aerobatics United Kingdom Royal Navy, 705 Naval Air Squadron Disbanded
Sherdils Aerobatics Pakistan Pakistan Air Force Hongdu JL-8 1972 Flying
Silver Birds Aerobatics Austria Austrian Armed Forces Disbanded
Silver Eagles Aerobatics United States US Army Helicopters 1972 Disbanded 1976
Silver Falcons Aerobatics South Africa South African Air Force Pilatus PC-7 Flying
Silver stars Aerobatics Egyptian air force Flying
Simon's Sircus Aerobatics United Kingdom Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm Disbanded
Siskins Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Sky Lancers Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Sky Wing Aerobatics China Nanchang CJ-6 2011
Skyblazers Aerobatics United States USAFE 1940s (late) 1972 Disbanded
Smokey Bandits Aerobatics Malaysia Royal Malaysian Air Force MIG 29
Snowbirds Aerobatics Canada Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair CT-114 Tutor 1971 Flying
Solo Display Team Aerobatics Netherlands General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, Boeing AH-64 Apache 1979 Solo team.
Solo Türk Aerobatics Turkey General Dynamics F-16C Block 40 (91-0011) 2011 Solo team.
Surya Kiran (Sun Rays) Aerobatics India Indian Air Force BAE Hawk 1996 Flying
Swallows Aerobatics Belgium Belgian Air Force SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 Disbanded [1]
Swifts (Russian: Strizhi) Aerobatics Russia Russian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29 1991 Flying
Golden Crown (Taj-Talaee) Aerobatics Iran Imperial Iranian Air Force 1955 Disbanded 1979
Team 60 Aerobatics Sweden Swedish Air Force Saab 105 Flying
Team AeroDynamix Formation Aerobatic Team Aerobatics Flying [9]
Team Xtreme Airshows Aerobatics South Africa Civilian XtremeAir XA42 2010 Flying
Team Iskry (also known as White-Red Sparks) Aerobatics Poland PZL TS-11 Iskra 1969 Flying
Team silver Aerobatics Irish Air Corps Flying
Thunder Tiger Squadron Aerobatics Taiwan Republic of China Air Force AIDC AT-3 1953 Flying
Thunderbirds Aerobatics United States United States Air Force General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon 1953 Flying
Thunderbolts Aerobatics India Indian Air Force 1982 Disbanded 1989
Tigers Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Tigers Aerobatics United Kingdom No. 74 Squadron RAF Disbanded
Tigri Bianche (White Tigers) Aerobatics Italy Italian Air Force 1955 Disbanded 1956
Turkish Stars (Türk Yıldızları) Aerobatics Turkey Turkish Air Force Northrop F-5 1992 Flying
Tutor Whites Aerobatics Canada 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School Disbanded
Ukrainian Falcons Aerobatics Ukrainian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29 Flying
The Victors Formation flying Belgium Piper PA-28 Cherokee series [10]
Vikings Aerobatics Canada Disbanded
Warlocks Formation flying Canada 425 Squadron McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo Disbanded
White Albatrosses Aerobatics Slovakia Slovak Air Force Aero L-39 Albatros 1991 Disbanded 2004
Yellowjacks Aerobatics United Kingdom UK RAF Disbanded
Zeus Aerobatics Greece General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon 2010 Solo team.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Robertson 1982, pp.96-99
  2. ^ The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association
  3. ^ Chinook Display team, RAF/MoD.
  4. ^ Jim Lee; "The Air Corps role as a component of the Defence Forces in events to commemorate the 100 year Anniversary of the Easter Rising", Flying in Ireland, 2016.
  5. ^ Elang Biru, Indonesia, Aerobatic Teams.net
  6. ^ "The History of Barnstorming". May 31, 2011.
  7. ^ Marisa Brook; "Barnstorming", Damn Interesting, 2006.
  8. ^ "Grupa Żelazny – Oficjalna strona grupy akrobacyjnej Żelazny". www.grupazelazny.com.
  9. ^ "Team AeroDynamix - Formation Sensation - Think Big!". www.teamaerodynamix.com.
  10. ^ The Victors, Wordpress.

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