The Patriots Jet Team is a civilian aerobatic formation team that performs in air shows across western United States of America. The team currently operates as a six-ship team, flying the Czech-built Aero L-39 Albatros. The Patriots are based in Byron, California. The team began flying demonstrations in 2003 with just two L-39 aircraft. In the 2004 airshow season a third L-39 was added. With the success of the 2005 season, the Patriots added a fourth jet for the 2006 season. and in 2010 the Patriots Jet Team expanded to a six-ship aerobatic formation team.
The team is owned by former United Airlines pilot Randy Howell It is sponsored by companies including Hot Line Construction, Inc. and supported by a ground crew of more than 25 volunteers.