The precision flying team includes pilots who formerly flew for the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Snowbirds.
|Photos of the Patriots Jet Team|
The Blue Angels headlined last weekend’s Fleet Week Airshows, but they were hardly the only act.
performers included the Patriots Jet Team, based here in the Bay Area.
The self-described “largest civilian-owned aerobatic jet team in the
world,” Patriots pilots formerly flew for the U.S. Air Force
Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and Royal Canadian Air Force
Snowbirds. Combined, they’ve logged more than 100,000 flight hours.The Patriots are headquartered in Byron, out in eastern Contra Costa County.