The Greek F-16 aerobatic team Zeus was founded in February 2010, as a successor to the former aerobatic squadrons of the Hellenic Air Force: Carré Asse, Acro Team, Hellenic Flame, New Hellenic Flame and T-6A Demo Team.
On November 7, 2010, the first official demonstration of the F-16 Demo Team Zeus was held during the HAF Open Day at Tanagra Air Base.
The Greek F-16 demo Team Zeus has now performed at many airshows all over Europe, such as the Air14 Airshow 2014 in Payerne CH or 2015 at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford Air Base in the UK.
The team consists of two display pilots, two safety observers, a commentator, a cameraman and three crew chiefs. The team uses the F-16 (variant block 52+) configured with Conformal Fuel Tank. The machines have a special colour scheme, which reflects the national colours of Greece, the namesake Zeus and an eagle as a symbol of the state, team name and air force. The team call sign in the demo flights is “Zeus”, the father of the Olympic gods of ancient Greek mythology.
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