Aerials and Aviation - Shell Ette Photography

Four in Formation

This is 4 of the 6 members of the Heavy Metal Jet Team, taken at the airshow at Pease AFB in Portsmouth, NH, 2011. These are the L-39 jets. This was the team�s inaugural season, in which they have become the most talked about performers on the air show circuit and a highly sought-after team for air shows in 2012.

The 2011 team consisted of five L-39 Albatrosses and one MiG-17 painted in an arctic grey camouflage scheme. Plans for 2012 include the addition of one new aircraft to the team. This will be the first seven-ship civilian jet team act in North America. The lineup will include five L-39 aircraft and two MiG-17 fighters. Black Diamond is known for their thrilling, tight formation flying and the aggressive solo aerobatics. All of the pilots are experienced air show pilots and several are former members of military jet demonstration teams.

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