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  For me it was the first time I saw the Patriots, it's a young civilian team from California. A great group of people who are doing a superb job to keep 4 jets airborne (and good). The display is very dynamic, planes everywere. The smoke is very interesting, one at a time or all together. never seen before by other teams. We hope we will see them many times more in the future.
The L-39 team fly's four Boeing/Aero-Vodochody L-39C.
 
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L-39 AlbatrossThe pilots can fly to "Hi made"  L-39 Albatross
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 The PATRIOTS Jet Demonstration Team announced at the 2005 International Council of Air Shows Convention in Orlando Florida that they are adding a 4th jet for the 2006 Air Show season and will be performing on the West Coast with a 4 ship “ Diamond” Jet Demonstration Team.
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  Solocross Solocross Diamond
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Airshows America currently owns four flying L-39’s with three more L-39’s in the process of restoration to air show status, as well as numerous other Military Jets and Aerobatic aircraft.
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The PATRIOTS air show routine lasts 20 minutes and consists of beautifully choreographed maneuvers such as the diamond formation loops and rolls followed by the faster paced solo part of the show where each PATRIOT aircraft performs individual maneuvers such as Opposing Loops, the Cuban Eight, Vertical Rolls, as well as the PATRIOTS signature maneuver “The Tail Slide” and much more.
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The PATRIOTS aircraft are 1983 L-39 Ex-Military Jets with only about 1000 hours of flight time since new. The L-39 only weighs 7200 pounds empty, is powered by a modern turbo-fan engine producing 4000 pounds of thrust, has a pressurized air conditioned cockpit, is 40 feet long and has a 31 foot wingspan.
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During the air show, each PATRIOT Jet burns about 500 gallons of Jet fuel per hour and about 4 gallons of red, white and blue smoke oil per minute.
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The L-39 is built by a conglomerate of Boeing, Allied Signal (U.S. Companies) and Aero-Vodochody ( Czech Republic ).
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Airshows America purchased the aircraft, had them disassembled and shipped via truck, rail and sea in a 40’ container from Europe .
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After the aircraft arrive in California , they are modified for use on the Air Show circuit with the PATRIOTS Jet Demonstration Team.
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