Hi to everyone, it's yeager from Frecce Tricolori Virtuali (... and yes from The Virtual Horsemen
) and i want to introduce the Frecce Tricolori Virtuali (FTV), official italian virtual aerobatic team that represent the real Frecce Tricolori. We want to thanks Pit and BC to let me write this.
Like the real thing we feel to show the "italian aerobatic signature" as a tradition that go on from more than 80 years, our love for the aviation and our dedication that we put trying to achieve the same standard of the real team and obviously the same Display program.
FTV has had a long story, briefly:
Team was founded in 2003 by some veterans in simulation like our present leader PONY1 Luca Viero.Formerly the team was into Flight Simulator 2004, than at the end of 2007 switched to Lock On: Modern Air Combat Flamming Cliffs 1.12. For 2 times we joined the biggest virtual aerobatic event of the year in 2008 and 2009: Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams (VFAT) having great fun and meeting many great people. We also took part to some live event in italy and we planned to have some as well in 2010.
The end of year 2009 marks a turning date in our group .... big surprise for 2010
For the real team the 2010 represent the 50° birthday and Rivolto (near Udine, Italy) will host one of the biggest airshow of the year to celebrate worthily Pilot, specialists, mechanics, and all the men and women around this great group that for 50 years are carrying out throught the whole europe and Americas the Italian flag.
At present we have a Training Academy into our group that provides candidates that have dedication, passion, and wants to learn basic principle of General Aeronautics, Flight Mechanics, Aerodinamics and at the same time they learn to handle with the aircraft into the simulator.
Present 2010 Formation shows 9-10 pilots and we are throught an hard training to hold perfect positions into all the display.Website
available throught the website or : http://www.diavolirossi.net/forums/index.php then scroll down until section "frecce tricolori virtuali pubblic lobby" and introduce yourself/team into the "ufficio relazioni pubbliche"
I would be happy to have some of the great pilot i know here to post into our forum
(sound a bit corrupted :S)