This morning I thought the Troika had sent air-fighters to spray us and enforce us to pay pack our loans. I was watching a formation of aircraft on training in the sky over Faliron at Athens sea coast. Seven aircraft were flying nicely doing some acrobatic. However it turned out correctly, it wasn’t the Troika’s aircraft – how could it be? It needs flexibility, imagination, creativity and elegant synchronisation for such a wonderful air show.
Anyway some research showed that the eight L-39 Albatros jets belong to the Breitling Jet Team, the largest civilian aerobatic display team in Europe. It is based in Dijon, France. The crew flies seven L-39 Albatros jets plus one flown by the leader.
The team flies a display lasting 18–20 minutes and includes close formation flying, opposition passes, solo routines and synchronised manoeuvres. The team displays across Europe and the Middle East and each year undertake a busy schedule of engagements, including major international airshows and Breitling, the Swiss watchmaker, corporate events.
The event takes place on Saturday, October 15th 2011, at 12.30 pm at Faliron. Another news claims the show will start at 12:00 o’clock! So take position at 11:45 pm! Watching is free 🙂
The Breitling Jet Team is in Greece on the occasion of the 100 anniversary of the Greek Air Force.