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antiguogrumete
07-02-2018, 08:37 AM
Frecce Tricolori "Tricolour Arrows"), officially known as the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, acrobatic exhibition at San Javier Air Base (MJV) June 2018


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Excargodog
07-03-2018, 11:59 PM
Frecce Tricolori "Tricolour Arrows"), officially known as the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, acrobatic exhibition at San Javier Air Base (MJV) June 2018


KvLIbO3moEc


Ah yes, I remember these guys:

https://youtu.be/QX6io7WD0zg

Adlerdriver
07-04-2018, 10:32 AM
Ah yes, I remember these guys:
Yeah, pretty tough to forget that. When a team uses a little POS trainer for it's team, the only way to make the show even marginally entertaining is put a bunch of them up.


USMCFLYR
07-04-2018, 03:24 PM
Yeah, pretty tough to forget that. When a team uses a little POS trainer for it's team, the only way to make the show even marginally entertaining is put a bunch of them up.
Lots of good/great teams IMO out there using trainers.
Snowbirds and Red Arrows of note.

The US is one of a few countries overall which use top of the line fighters for its' show teams.

I personally think the Blues were the best when they flew the A-4s. :)

Adlerdriver
07-04-2018, 04:08 PM
Lots of good/great teams IMO out there using trainers.
Snowbirds and Red Arrows of note.

The US is one of a few countries overall which use top of the line fighters for its' show teams.

I personally think the Blues were the best when they flew the A-4s. :) I know many demo teams use trainers. That’s why they put up so many. The visual hopefully makes up for the lack of performance. I doubt many spectators would be that impressed if there were only 6 Tutors or Hawks during a performance of the Snowbirds or Reds.
As far as the Blues, I would have to go with the F-4. “Threshold” is still pretty impressive to watch even today.

USMCFLYR
07-04-2018, 04:34 PM
Sort of a different kind of show.
One power and speed and the other more like an aerial ballet.

One of the most impressive feats I’ve seen was a 9 ship formation Snowbird landing done back on n the day.

Excargodog
07-04-2018, 07:18 PM
And in fairness, the Thunderbirds used T-38s pretty successfully right up until the tragedy at Indian Springs.

antiguogrumete
07-07-2018, 12:35 AM
It seems that this post has had some feedback, I'm glad!

John Carr
07-08-2018, 10:31 AM
I personally think the Blues were the best when they flew the A-4s. :)

Agreed, as evidenced by the Van Halen video :D

The first time my dad took me to see them was with the A4.

tomgoodman
07-08-2018, 12:34 PM
I liked the Blues/T-Birds when they flew F-4s. Loud noise is a very important part of the show, especially when they sneak up on the crowd from behind. :eek:

badflaps
07-10-2018, 01:03 PM
I don't know how anybody can use "Sneak-up" and F-4 in the same sentence.:D