WeFly! Team

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WeFly! Team
WeFly! Team (21903866879).jpg
Active 2007–present
Country Italy
Type Civilian aerobatic display team
Garrison/HQ Aviosuperficie di Caposile - Jesolo Italy
Website Official website
Aircraft flown
Trainer Fly Synthesis Texan

The WeFly! Team is a civilian aerobatic team from Italy. The team is funded by sponsors and patrons. All the pilots have a physically disability.[1]

History[edit]

The WeFly! Team use smoke to represent the Tricolore Italiana

The team was founded in 2007 with the home base Aviosuperficie di Caposile - Jesolo.[citation needed] On April 24, 2008, the team received its new Texan 2.0 aircraft.[citation needed]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On July 22, 2008, one of the aircraft had a fatal crash during a display,[citation needed] In memory of the pilot the display number 2 has not been used again.[citation needed]

Disability Awareness[edit]

During the "Futura" space mission, the Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, took with her a flag "WeFly! Futura ... dared to fly". The flag was designed for the occasion by the aircraft designer Mirco Pecorari, to send a message to all humanity against stereotypes and prejudices against the disabled. It testifies to the strength, the courage and the determination of these pilots.[1] After 200 days in space the flag was returned to the team base at Aviosuperficie di Caposile.[citation needed]

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