Patriots Jet Team
The Patriots Jet Team is a civilian aerobatic formation team that performs in air shows across western United States of America. The team currently operates as a six-ship team, flying the Czech-built Aero L-39 Albatros. The Patriots are based in Byron, California.
The team began flying demonstrations in 2003 with just two L-39 aircraft. In the 2004 airshow season a third L-39 was added. With the success of the 2005 season, the Patriots added a fourth jet for the 2006 season. and in 2010 the Patriots Jet Team expanded to a six-ship aerobatic formation team.
The team is owned by former United Airlines pilot Randy Howell It is sponsored by companies including Fry's Electronics and Hot Line Construction, Inc. and supported by a ground crew of more than 25 volunteers.
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