1992 0725 D01, 1297
Ukraine Air Force Mig-29 'Fulcrum'
The name "Tridents" came about after the London, Ontario show, when an aviation magazine titled their article "Tridents on Tour", because of the trident symbol in the Ukrainian Air Force emblem, so the team received an unofficial name of "Ukrainian Tridents".
After 19 displays in Canada and USA, Russamerica Airshow Incorporated, which initiated the tour, and then disappeared, so the team and the liaison staff/escort pilots had to end the tour fending for themselves. The last show was on Sept 14, 1992 in Burlington, VT and the team and aircraft flew back to Ukraine on November 5, from Bangor Maine.
Photo by Bob Nelson, July 25, 1992