August 4, 2015

Breitling Jet Team to Make Their Chicago Air & Water Show Debut

breitling_jet_team_chicago_air_water_show.jpgThe Breitling Jet Team has performed for awestruck audiences across the globe for over a decade. Breitling Jet Team they will be performing for the first time in the skies over North America in 2015 including their first performance in the Chicago Air & Water Show.

The seven man team is recognized as the largest civilian jet aerobatic team in the world. Flying Czech-built L-39C Albatros military aircraft trainers capable of speeds of over 450 MPH, the pilots will thrill the crowd with precision aerobatics. The pilots can experience up to 8Gs during their performance that they call a seamless coordinated ballet showcasing the same synchronicity found in their aviation timepieces. Their goal is to promote the wonder of flight to the public.

The L-39 Albatros holds a special place in my heart. Several years back I had the opportunity to pilot the L-39 and perform a variety of aerobatic maneuvers (View my L-39 Flight Experience). This two seat aircraft is an excellent blend of performance, aesthetics and reliability. I have always felt the L-39 was a slick looking aircraft on the ground and in the air. Breitling Jet Team has taken the look to a new level with a beautiful livery that is meant to make the aircraft enjoyable to view during their performance.

airshow_ad.jpgI would expect this team's performance to be one of the crowd favorites that will easily rival any other civilian performance ever seen at the Chicago Air and Water Show.

Please be sure to check out all of our 2015 Chicago Air and Water Show coverage. We have updated our Ultimate Guide to the Chicago Air & Water Show and have also updated our Chicago Air & Water Show Viewing Guide. Please follow us on twitter at @MyFlightBlog for updates from media day and throughout the show.