21 October 2010

Pioneer Team, Italy

Festa al Cel 2010 had no shortage of formation teams, and one of the cutest (am I allowed to say that about a formation team?) was the Pioneer Team from Italy.

Flying 4 Pioneer 300 propeller planes, they showed that they could mix it with the big boys when it came to formation flying, and gave a very competent and entertaining 10 minute performance.

The Pioneer 300 planes are categorised as "ultralight" aircraft, basically meaning that they are slower and lighter than most other aircraft, are more affordable, and have less restrictions on them than higher performance planes.  The restrictions differ from one country to another.

A surprise came with a short pyrotechnic display as the planes each fired off a spray of fireworks.

The finale was a slo-mo dance across the sky, the smoke reflecting the Italian flag colours, with Pavarotti blaring through the PA system - very Italy!

Grazie Pioneer Team!

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Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Wow, those plane photos are amazing. Not that I really like planes these days. Beautiful pictures.

nzm said...

Thanks Wendy!