Jet Aerobatic Teams from around the World

Here is a list of some of the top Aerobatic Jet Teams in the world.  Most of these teams are military jet teams, but there are also a few civilian teams.

These teams perform high-speed intricate manoeuvres often involving extremely close precision formations.  It is very dangerous stuff.  The pilots have to know exactly what the other members are doing and where they are at all times.  Accidents have happened with loss of life, but it is very rare.

I have included 10 military teams and 2 civilian teams.  There is no rating as the criteria would not be uniform throughout all the teams.  Some teams, especially the Russian and United States teams, fly top of the line high performance fighters.  While other teams use advanced trainers. 

Lets get this list airborne.

Blue Impulse.  Japan.

Aircraft:  9 Kawasaki T-4’s, Trainer

Turkish Stars.  Turkey.

Aircraft: 10 NF-5A Freedom Fighters.  Fighter.

Patrouille de France

Aircraft:  8 Alpha Jets.  Trainer.

August 1 (aerobatic team).  China.

Aircraft:  6 Chengdu J-10.  Fighter.

Russian Knights

Aircraft:  6 SU-27’s.  Fighter.

Royal Air Force Red Arrows.  United Kingdom.

Aircraft:  9 Hawk T1A’s.  Trainer.

Snowbirds.  Canada.

Aircraft:  11 CT-114 Tutors.  Trainer.

Blue Angels.  United States.

Aircraft:  10 F/A-18 Hornets.  Fighter.

Russian Swifts

Aircraft:  6 Mig-29’s.  Fighter.

Thunderbirds.  United States.

Aircraft:  8 F-16 Fighting Falcons.  Fighter.

Jet aerobatic teams are not exclusive to militaries.  They are several civilian teams from around the world.  Below are two of the most prominent.

Team Breitling.  France.

Aircraft:  5 L-39 Albatross.


Patriots Jet Team.  United States.

Aircraft:  4 L-39 Albatross.

One thought on “Jet Aerobatic Teams from around the World

  1. As always the Russian teams are wonderfully edgy to see live. You haven’t lived until they blow low over your building in Moscow prepping for the Victory Day May 9 dates & I’m glad to see the Snowbirds in there having lived in Moose Jaw for 4 years. I know they’re not considered “top” but you might have included the Latvia team (L-39C Albatros with cool paint) since they need some press, poor guys.


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