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THUNDER REPLAY: Lima Lima Flight Team

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The Lima Lima precision aerobatic air team is the only six aircraft civilian formation aerobatic team in the world.

Team flies aerobatic maneuvers with six T-34 aircraft

The team flies restored T-34 Mentors. Naval and marine pilots still receive flight training in this model.

Since formation flying is a uniquely military activity, the Lima Lima Mentors are painted in original Navy training colors. The only exception to this is the black tail band, which has become the Lima Lima trademark.

The team has developed a series of formation aerobatics maneuvers which demonstrate the full range of the T-34 performance envelope.

The Lima Lima Flight Team stresses precision formation flying, and keeping the team in front of an airshow crowd during all of it’s maneuvers, from take-off to landing.

Lima Lima has performed in airshows all over the country, thrilling more than 100 million spectators with the beauty and grace of their precision performances.

Wingspan: 32 feet 8 inches
Length: 25 feet 9 inches
Height: 9 feet 6 inches
Weight: 2,250 pounds
Maximum Speed: 214 knots
Cruise Speed: 165 knots
Service Ceiling: 20,000 ft
Range: 540 miles 

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