Italy celebrates 60 years of the Frecce Tricolori

With the distinction of being the world’s largest military aerobatic team and one of Italy’s national symbols, the Italian Air Force’s Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour Arrows) marked a major milestone on March 1, when it celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Assigned to the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico (313th Aerobatic Training Squadron), the Frecce Tricolori has become one of the most admired military aerobatic teams in the world during its 60 years of operation. Also known as the Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale (PAN, Italian Aerobatic Team), it has proudly represented Italy by performing its 25-minute display at thousands of venues in 48 different countries across the globe. The routine comprises ten aircraft that are operated under the ‘Pony’ callsign – nine of which make up the main formation, while the tenth serves as a soloist.


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