Patrouille Suisse aerobatic demonstration teams of the Swiss Air Force have been performing since August 8, 1964. The idea of the team was to get positive publicity for the Swiss Air Force.
The team's first performance was on the 50th anniversary of the Swiss air force and coincided with EXPO 1964.
The demonstration team was originally comprised of four Hawker Hunter Mk. 58 aircraft. They began regular flight exhibitions starting in 1965. A fifth Hawker Hunter Mk. 58 aircraft joined the team in 1970.
The Patrouille Suisse team performed with smoke systems on their aircraft for the first time in 1996, adding to the excitement of their performances.
Flight demonstrations were originally scheduled only in Switzerland, due to a tradition of Swiss neutrality. The team eventually performed outside Switzerland as well.
The team acquired the F-5E Tiger II aircraft they currently fly in 1995. Click here for more information about the aircraft including history, accomplishments, pictures, video, specifications, and radio control airplanes.
The Patrouille Suisse aerobatic team continues to thrill large crowds with their performances to this date.
The RC Patrouille Suisse F-5 Tiger airplane built by Andreas Scholl has a wingspan of 66 in. with a fuselage 118 in. long. is by a Jet Cat P-120 turbine. Weight is around 33 lbs.
The ICARE RC F-5 Tiger Patrouille Suisse airplane has a wingspan of 27 1/2 in. and the fuselage is 30 in. long. You can power it using a Mega 16/7/3 - 4 motor. It comes with a fan drive.
The RC F-5 Tiger Patrouille Suisse airplane from RC International has a fuselage that is 112 in. long and a wingspan of 66 in. For power a minimum 26 lb. thrust turbine is recommended. All up weight is 35 lbs.
The Canterbury Sailplanes RC F-t Tiger Patrouille Suisse type wingspan is 33 in. and the fuselage has a length of 32 in. The EPP foam RC airplane only needs aileron and elevator controls.
For a mid size RC F-5 Tiger Patrouille Suisse radio control airplane, you may want to check out the Electric Jet Factory. It has a span of 31.5 in. with a 45.5 in. long fuselage. You can power it with a Typhoon 2W motor turning a 480 Mini Fan.
The Patrouille Suisse RC F-5 Tiger kit from Thorjet can be built with either a 41 in. or 48 in. wingspan. Fuselage length is 66 in. A MW 54 turbine is recommended to power it.