THE p3 flyers history
In the first few years, simple formation fly-bys with 2 or 3 aircraft were perormed. With the growing desire to improve and offer a more spectacular display it was decided to specifically train a 4-ship routine and obtain the Swiss authorisation for display and formation flying, wich was done in 2003 for the first time.
The display authorisation is renewed each year, around spring time, after completing 3 days of intensive training under the supervision of the Swiss Cicil Aviation authorities designated experts.
In 2006 it was decided to add the 5th aircraft, wich allows for more interesting formations, more complex coreographies and increased flexibility, but also adds an extra element of difficulty.
In 2007 we added a smoke system on alla 5 aircraft.
With the exception of Andrea Cavadini, who is a corporate pilot, all other team members are private pilots and pursue professional careers outside the cockpit.
It is a true challenge trying to conciliate professional and private obligations with this sort of flying, that often requires being away from home for several consecutive weekends, particularly during the summer months...but it's well worth it!!!