Dreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8369 posts, RR: 24 Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3802 times:
The Frecce Tricolori are the finest aerial team in the world in my opinion. Those guys border on nuts. I saw them in Payerne, Switzerland in '04, along with the Red Arrows, the French, Swiss, Czech, Sapanish and other air force teams. but the Italians blew everyone away.
To me the key ingredient of a good jet acrobatic team is the right choice of airplane. The Thunderbirds, Blue Angels, Patrouille Suisse, and others that use supersonic jets are missing the point, IMHO. They aren't maneuverable enough.