Frecce Tricolori

The demonstration team of the Italian air force is called Frecce Tricolori, the three-coloured arrows. They are the biggest military display team in Europe with ten MB339 jet trainers of Italian design.

The PAN-variant (Patrulla Acrobatica Nazionale) of the Frecce differs from regular MB339s training aircraft because of a powerful built-in smoke system, and the removal of the tiptanks.
The team forms 313 squadron based at Rivolto in the north of Italy. The pilots are selected to fly with the team for several years and have no other operational tasks within the airforce.
The team is world famous thanks to its almost musical demonstration. Apart from the large formations, make sure you watch the solo closely as it will present a rare figure for a jet aircraft: a Lomcovak, a sort of upward spiral more usually performed by specialized aerobatics aircraft. During the finale of their demonstration, they draw the biggest Italian flag in the sky to the music of Luciano Pavarotti.
2017 is likely to be the final season the team uses the MB339 as it was announced a few years ago the team would transition to a new aircraft, the Alenia M345. Don’t miss their final performance on MB339 in Belgium!

Manufacturer: Alenia Aermacchi
Country: Italy




Tags: Frecce tricolori, MB339

Program - Sunday 10 Sep 2017

A109 Agusta Helicopter   BAF   F  
A109 Agusta Helicopter - Mock-up   BAF   S  
C-130 Transport   BAF   F  
F-16 Fighter - Mock-up   BAF   S  
F-16 (display demo) Fighter   BAF   F  
NH-90 NFH SAR   BAF   F  
P-51 Mustang Historic   Civil   F  
Red Devils (Marchetti SF-260) Team   BAF   F  
Kristof Cloetens (Extra 330SC) Aerobatic   BAF   F  
Sonaca 200 Recreational   Sonaca   S  
T-28 Historic   Civil   F  
Formation Team The Victors Team   Civil   F  
The Silver Tigers (F-16's) Team   BAF   F  
Czech Republic              
Mi-35 Hind Helicopter   CZAF    F  
F-18 Hornet Fighter   FIAF   F  
Breitling Jet Team Team   Breitling   F  
Christian Moullec Vol avec les oies Ultralight   Civil   F  
JM D’Hulst Starduster Aerobatic   Trescal   F  
Rafale Fighter   FAF   F  
Patrouille de France Team   FAF   F  
CH-53 Helicopter   GAF   S  
F-16 ZEUS Fighter   HeAF   F  
Frecce Tricolori Team   IAF   F  
Royal Jordanian Falcons Team   RJAF   F  
MIG-29 Fighter   PolAF   F  
Saudi Hawks Team   RSAF   F  
Patrulla ASPA Team   SPAF   F  
Blériot - Mikael Carlson Historic   Civil   F  
JAS-39 Gripen Fighter   Swe AF   F  
F-18 Hornet Fighter   CH AF   F  
Patrouille Suisse Team   CH AF    
The Netherlands             
Cessna O-2 Historic    Civil   F  
Chinook Helicopter   RNLAF   S  
Spitfire Historical Fighter   RNLAF   F  
T-6 Harvard Historical Fighter   Civil   F  
F-16 Solotürk Fighter   TuAF   F  
United Kingdom            
Eurofighter Typhoon Mock-up   BAE Systems   S  
GliderFX Aerobatics   Civil   F  
Richard Goodwin Aerobatics   Civil   F  
The Blades Team   Civil   F  
United States            
F-35 Lightning II Mock-up   Lockheed Martin   S  
KC-135 Stratotanker Tanker   Boeing   F  
Golden Knights Parachute   US Army   F  

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