Italian air display team to star at Bahrain airshow

Italian air display team Frecce Tricolori will star at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018, organisers have announced.

The Italian team will participate in the airshow, being held at the Sakhir Airbase from November 14-16, for the first time.

The show, held under the patronage of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, will include a daily flying display program spread over five hours. For the first time this year, the show has been extended by an additional day for the public area on the 17th.

Frecce Tricolori will perform alongside the Emarati team Al Fursan, the Russian Knights, the Global Stars Acrobatic team, the Black Falcons Parachute Team, a Paramotor Solo Display, Mark Jeffries “Little and Large” display, in addition to flying displays by the Royal Bahraini Air Force, the UAE Air Force, and the US Department of Defence.

With a team composed of 10 aircrafts, 9 in formation and 1 solo, Frecce Tricolori has been flying since 1961.

Three years ago, the team devised a new maneuver called “Scintilla Tricolore” or Italian spark, which was introduced to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the National Aerobatic Team.

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