The Greek Team Zeus F-16 Aerobatic Team was formed in February 2010, succeeding the former Aerobatic Squadrons of the Hellenic Air Force: Carrè Asse, Acro Team, Hellenic Flame, New Hellenic Flame and the T-6A Demo Team
For the first time ever, the Tico Warbird Airshow hosted a night performance at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida.
In these photos, we see the AeroShell Aerobatic Team flying North American AT-6 Texans in precise formation, with aircraft strobelights constantly blinding each other’s vision. Matt Younkin flies his Beechcraft Model 18 (built in 1943, never designed for a loop or a roll) through graceful maneuvers in the inky darkness. Mig driver, Randy Ball, lights up the surroundings with the afterburner of his Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F. At the time of this writing, Ball is the only pilot in North America certified to fly unlimited jet fighter aerobatics at night.
As if photographing an airshow isn’t hard enough, why not try it without the help of sunlight? This proved to be extremely challenging, but the product is rewarding. The same could be said for the performers, as night flying (let alone night low-level aerobatics) is considerably more harrowing. These aviators made it look easy.
The Russian Knights, the elite aerobatic demonstration team of the Russian Air Force, showcased the new Sukhoi Su-30 fighters at the LIMA 2017 maritime and aerospace exhibition in Malaysia, March 21-25.
The Golden Hawks were a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aerobatic flying team established in 1959 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the RCAF and the “Golden” 50th anniversary of Canadian flight, which began with the AEA Silver Dart in 1909.
Jets belonging to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are seen arriving at an airfield in September 2015 in a move called the Spaghetti Break. Here, the aircraft are breaking to land at RAF Scampton - the Lincolnshire home of the display team