The Breitling Fleet Flies in Formation in the Heart of Switzerland

By Breitling Jet Team, PRNE
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

GRENCHEN, Switzerland, October 5, 2011 -

A spectacular flight above the Lake Lucerne, at the heart of Switzerland, featured a gathering of the essential components of the Breitling “fleet”, with the seven L-39C Albatros planes composing the fabulous Breitling Jet Team (the world’s largest civilian aerobatics team flying on jets); the Breitling Super Constellation (one of the world’s last three flightworthy “Super Connies”); the pair of orange Boeing Stearman biplanes carrying the Breitling Wingwalkers performing acrobatic figures in mid-air; and the four colourful Pitt Special S2As of the Breitling Angels flight headed by the MX2 flown by international aerobatics ace Nigel Lamb.

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The flight was to conclude the annual gathering of aircrafts in Buochs, Switzerland, where Breitling invites select guests to experience the wonder of flight through their unique aviation teams. The picture was so successful it has also been selected to feature in next Breitling product catalogue.

The aerial coordinator and formation leader Nigel Lamb comments:

‘It is very challenging and exciting to be part of a formation with so many aircraft involved.

The challenge is to plan for all the different performance limitations of the elements within the formation. You need to be 100% confident in the skill of the other team members. However, here I knew that we had a professional in every cockpit!’

Jacques Bothelin the leader of the Breitling Jet team adds:

‘It was a great team effort by the most highly skilled pilots and we are proud to be part of them. This picture shows the true dedication of Breitling in aviation. I look forward to the next challenge!’

About Breitling:

In order to share it’s passion for aviation with a broad audience, Swiss watchmaker Breitling cooperates with exceptional flight teams and individuals that represent the brand’s values: performance, precision, aesthetic sophistication and innovation. The brand with the winged B asserts its determination to preserve the aeronautical legacy - the magnificent adventure with which its own history is so intimately entwined.

For reference: (Breitling Wingwalkers)

Notes to editors: For more information, high-resolution images or videos on the aviation teams please contact: Rebecca Allen: media at, +44-1844-353685, +44-7727-206797

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