Balbo (aircraft formation)
- For the Italian Fascist leader, see Italo Balbo; for the village in Azerbaijan, see Balbau; for other uses, see Balbo (disambiguation).
Balbo was a common term in the late 1930s and early 1940s to describe any large formation of aircraft. It was named after the Italian fascist flying ace Italo Balbo who led a series of large aircraft formations in record-breaking flights to promote Italian aviation in the 1930s.
The term is used today in the UK for a mass fly-by at the end of an airshow.
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