04/30/2009. The Black Birds have been the FLiEGERREVUE Airshow Team between 2002 and 2004, and was formed by three two-seat Z 42 MUs and a single four-seat Z 43.
Previously, all aircraft have been the on the registry of the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republic, German Democratic Republic), respectively as DDR-WMA, DDR-WMC, DDR-WNL, and DDR-WFG.
D-EWFG was the leading aircraft, seen here during an engine test run. Note the flame markings around the engine.
A fourth Z 42 MU, D-EWNT, has also been fitted with a similar coulour scheme and is still wearing it, while the Black Birds team is still performing under its own name.