FORMATION – KRISAKTI AERIAL DISPLAY TEAM
The "KRISAKTI Aerial Display Team", now officially known as “KRISAKTI” is Malaysia’s first fulltime national air display team.
“KRISAKTI” was named after a Malaysian traditional weapon, asymmetrical dagger being empowered with sacred force, power & energy.
This team, which comprises pilots from different ethnic groups uniquely portrays sovereign unity while putting complex flying manoeuvres in one spirit, bearing the pride of Malaysia as they yield to brand Malaysia in aviation in the region.
Flying one of the worlds most " extreme manouvarable aircraft, the acclaimed Extra 300/ 330, KRISAKTI aspires to be a world-class team.
The pioneers of this team are seven very experienced Malaysian pilots mostly active frontlines from the Royal Malaysian Air Force who were specially selected from various aircraft background underwent intensive aerobatic display training in the United Kingdom by The Blades, a reputable world-class aerobatic team who were all former famed Red Arrows.
The idea of this “KRISAKTI Aerial Display Team” started in 2009 by the Minister of Defense, YAB Dato’ Seri Zahid Hamidi which soon bloomed into reality in December 2010 when a reputable local aviation services company AEROTREE, with the consensus of the Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, collaborated with the Ministry Of Defense and supported by the Royal Malaysian Air Force finalised the formation of KRISAKTI.
KRISAKTI took delivery of the first EXTRA 300L in June 2011 after which six frontline pilots from the Royal Malaysian Air Force started their aircraft type conversion. In November 2011 these pilots were sent to the United Kingdom to be trained by The Blades aerobatic team in Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.
After completing their training the team returned to Malaysia and continued their precision training more intensely and meticulously to perform their inaugural aerial display in LIMA 2011 from the 6th to 11th December 2011. The team currently operates from the RMAF Butterworth Air Base which will also be their home base.
With precision formation flying, synchronized aggressive maneuvers and their unique maneuver design, KRISAKTI will definitely offer their spectators a breathless, heart-stopping, gravity defying and exiting demonstration of 3-dimensional freedom in the art of rugged flying.