By World News Report Bureau
Each appearance of the Breitling Jet Team, the world’s only professional civilian flight team performing on jets, is a breathtaking vision. A meticulously coordinated ballet in which the planes sometimes fly within less than 3 meters of each other, at speeds of almost 700 km/h and with up to 8G accelerations – thus embodying the very essence of daring, speed and precision.
This flight team unique in its kind – newly kitted out in black and dark grey colors – is made up of seven extremely fast and powerful L-39C Albatros Czech-made twin-seater military training jets.
The pilots are all extremely experienced professionals, most of them from the French air force, or from the Patrouille de France. Each year, the Breitling Jet Team performs around fifty demonstrations throughout Europe at air shows, Formula 1 Grand Prix races, sports events, etc.
The team has its own mechanics, responsible for guaranteeing the availability of the planes and safety at shows thank to extremely meticulous maintenance. In all, a dozen people work full time to enable the Breitling Jet Team to perform, representing a unique alliance of professionalism and passion.
At the Buochs event, the Breitling Jet Team gives a daily show featuring the most spectacular figures. Pilots then take passengers for acrobatic flights in formation – a unique opportunity to discover the thrills of aerobatics in a jet plane.