Go Back   Airline Pilot Central Forums - Find your next job as a Pilot > >
Your Photos and Videos Share your best
 

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-02-2018, 08:37 AM   #1  
Gets Weekends Off
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Jun 2010
Posts: 207
Default Frecce Tricolori Acrobatic Exhibition 2018

Frecce Tricolori "Tricolour Arrows"), officially known as the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, acrobatic exhibition at San Javier Air Base (MJV) June 2018


antiguogrumete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2018, 11:59 PM   #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,290
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by antiguogrumete View Post
Frecce Tricolori "Tricolour Arrows"), officially known as the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, acrobatic exhibition at San Javier Air Base (MJV) June 2018



Ah yes, I remember these guys:

https://youtu.be/QX6io7WD0zg
Excargodog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2018, 10:32 AM   #3  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Adlerdriver's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jul 2007
Position: 777F FO
Posts: 2,996
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Excargodog View Post
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.
Adlerdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2018, 03:24 PM   #4  
Gets Weekends Off
 
USMCFLYR's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Mar 2008
Position: FAA 'Flight Check'
Posts: 11,411
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adlerdriver View Post
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.
USMCFLYR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2018, 04:08 PM   #5  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Adlerdriver's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jul 2007
Position: 777F FO
Posts: 2,996
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by USMCFLYR View Post
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.
Adlerdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2018, 04:34 PM   #6  
Gets Weekends Off
 
USMCFLYR's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Mar 2008
Position: FAA 'Flight Check'
Posts: 11,411
Default

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.
USMCFLYR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2018, 07:18 PM   #7  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,290
Default

And in fairness, the Thunderbirds used T-38s pretty successfully right up until the tragedy at Indian Springs.
Excargodog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2018, 12:35 AM   #8  
Gets Weekends Off
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Jun 2010
Posts: 207
Default

It seems that this post has had some feedback, I'm glad!
antiguogrumete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 10:31 AM   #9  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,988
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by USMCFLYR View Post
I personally think the Blues were the best when they flew the A-4s.
Agreed, as evidenced by the Van Halen video

The first time my dad took me to see them was with the A4.
John Carr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 12:34 PM   #10  
Moderator
 
tomgoodman's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Feb 2006
Position: 767A (Ret)
Posts: 4,490
Default

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.
tomgoodman is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
 

 
Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:46 AM.


vBulletin® v3.9.3.5, Copyright ©2000-2018, MH Sub I, LLC dba vBulletin
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Website Copyright ©2000 - 2017 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1