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The Frecce Tricolori will roll out the longest Tricolor in the world over the skies of Cortina. Sunday 14 February, in occasion of one of the most iconic races of the Cortina 2021 Alpine World Ski Championships, the MB339PAN aircraft of the National Aerobatic Team will roll out the green, white and red of the Italian flag on the downhill finish line, before the start of the men’s race at 10.00.
In a breathtaking setting, among the majestic peaks of the Dolomites, a UNESCO heritage site, the Frecce Tricolori will carry out the first fly-over of 2021, a prelude to an acrobatic season that will once again represent the ability of the men and women of the Italian Air Force to work as a team, bringing a message of hope, solidarity, and economic and social recovery.
Preparation, speed, technology and team spirit are just some of the elements that unite alpine skiing athletes and the crew of the Frecce Tricolori, and the Air Force in general.
The Frecce Tricolori return to the skies of Cortina d’Ampezzo after 40 years. It was January 7, 1981 when the National Aerobatic Team spread the tricolor fumes for the opening of the World Bobsled Championships hosted by the Queen of the Dolomites.
For the Frecce Tricolori, 2021 represents a special year: on March 1, in fact, the PAN will celebrate its 60th anniversary. The fly-over on Sunday represents the first appointment on a journey towards this important anniversary.
The 313° Acrobatic Training Group “Frecce Tricolori” of the Italian Air Force, was born at the Rivolto airport on March 1, 1961. For 60 years, their mission has been to represent the values and professionalism of all the men and women in the Italian Air Force, in Italy and abroad.
The National Aerobatic Team is made up of about 100 persons. Officers, non-commissioned officers and troop personnel, who carry out their work with passion and expertise to make the spectacular aerobatic flight program possible. A synthesis of skill and experience that represents not only the Armed Forces but the entire National System.