Breitling Jet Team in Times Square

Nelson Lewis BreitlingRecently, the Breitling Jet Team brought a full-size L-39C Albatros Jet to New York City, in the place where it would most likely cause the biggest stir: New York’s own Times Square.  This marks the team’s first ever North American tour to New York City.  In addition to the Jet Team, VIPs in attendance will include friends of the Breitling brand, amateur pilot/professional golfer Morgan Hoffmann, football legend Boomer Esiason and golfer Suzann Pettersen, who is in town for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

For those who don’t know, the Breitling Jet Team is an aerobatics team, made up of seven L-39 Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph.  The Breitling Jet Team, founded by the Breitling company, is the world’s largest professional civilian flight team that performs on jets.  The team is known for their wild, flamboyant aerobatic displays, which require an inordinate amount of precision, speed and audacity to perform.  Every year, the Breitling Jet Team performs around fifty demonstrations across Europe at various air shows, Formula 1 Grand Prix races and sports events, but this marks one of the first times that they’ve made it out to the US.

Over Memorial Day Weekend, Breitling performed at New York’s Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach, and flew around some of New York’s most well-known landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center.  For their North American tour, the Breitling Jet Team will be continuing their North American tour in Ocean City, Maryland, and the Vectren Dayton Airshow in Dayton, Ohio.  Through October of this year, the Breitling Jet Team American Tour will perform at nearly 20 airshows across the US and Canada.  To find out what their schedule looks like, you can visit their website, The Breitling Jet Team.  Who knows?  They could be coming to a city near you!