The Patriots are a civilian jet demonstration team flying six Cold War era Czech built Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainers in a striking black paint scheme. The pilots are qualified aerobatic pilots and most are ex-members of military display teams (USAF Thunderbirds, US Navy Blue Angels and Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds).
I recently saw The Patriots fly at the 2012 Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo in July. They put on a great show!
An exciting highlight was some very low high-speed passes just above the runway and some nice close crossovers (well they make it look close at least)! Great flying!
I look forward to seeing The Patriots again at the Reno Air Races in Nevada in September.