Patriots Jet Team
|Patriots Jet Demonstration Team|
Patriots at 2009 Aviation Nation
|Role||Aerobatic jet demonstration team|
|Size||7 demo pilots, 25+ volunteers|
|Fighter||2 - Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
*Note – aircraft not currently used in demonstrations
|Trainer||8 – Aero L-39C Albatros (two seat)
*Note – two aircraft are spares
|Transport||1 – Sabreliner 60
1 – Sabreliner 60SC
Transports for additional crew
The Patriots Jet Team is a civilian aerobatic formation team that performs in air shows across the western United States of America. The team currently[when?] operates as a six-ship team, flying the Czech-built Aero L-39 Albatros. The Patriots are based in Byron, California.
The team began flying demonstrations in 2003 with two L-39 aircraft. In the 2004 airshow season, a third L-39 was added. With the success of the 2005 season, the Patriots added a fourth jet for the 2006 season. In 2010, the Patriots Jet Team expanded to a six-ship aerobatic formation team.
|Aero L-39 Albatros||8|
|Rockwell Sabreliner 60||1|
|Rockwell Sabreliner 60SC||1|
- "The Patriots Jet Team". 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- Miguel, Ken (March 29, 2010). "Privately-owned fighter jets take to East Bay skies". KGO-TV. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- Bartholomew, Ben (August 2, 2011). "Soaring With The Patriots". The Wheatland Citizen. Archived from the original on September 12, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
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