Recently the Italian jet fighting aerobatic team, the Frecce Tricolori celebrated its 50th anniversary and it’s not exaggerated to say that the incredible team is one of Italy’s pride and joys. The team often performs all over Italy to the delight of many who see it as an example of Italian brilliance and perfection, especially in a time when Italians often feel they don’t have much to be proud of.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Frecce Tricolori enjoyed dedications from other Italian icons, namely supercar manufacturer Pagani and motorcycle builder MV Agusta. Pagani had originally built a special edition Zonda Tricolore to honour the acrobatic team and has now produced this video which brings the two icons together is some truly beautiful imagery.
Meanwhile, MV Agusta has produced a special livery edition of its world famous MV Agusta F4 bike, coloured blue (in tribute to Italy’s azzurro colour) and the red, white and green of the Italian flag. For the video of the Pagani supercar and the Italian jet fighter, see after the jump and if you live in Italy, make sure you get to a Frecce Tricolori show at least once - they’re really quite special.
Lake Como was the scene for a spectacular air show yesterday, as Swiss fighter pilots opened the skies to an Air Show, which included the heart-in-mouth acrobatics of the Flying Bulls pilots. Crowds around the lake at Lecco and Malgrate were wowed by the show, which started with air force jets thundering through the moutains above the lake.
Cloudy skies didn’t dampen the show with plenty of people coming out to see individual acrobatics as well as flying in formation from the Flying Bulls team. There was plenty to give you a stiff neck, and the day finished with the paragliding “Cornizzolo Cup”, involving 130 gliders from Russia, Japan and Australia.
My favourite was the fighter jet - I never knew such grace could be produced from something so powerful. It’s a strange sensation as the jet seems to push along through silence with the cracking noise ricocheting along the lake after.