World-famous Breitling Jet Team head to Bournemouth Air Festival
The Breitling Jet Team have not displayed at a UK civilian airshow for nearly 15 years, and have never displayed on the south coast of England.
Jon Weaver Air Festival director said, “It’s great news! It’s a first for the resort, the event and the jet team.”
He added that the show had been trying for eight years to secure the them. “We are really excited to welcome them to Bournemouth – this really sets the tone of the strong line-up we have this year,” he said.
The jet team’s appearance has been made possible by long-standing festival supporter Morgan Sindall Investments Limited and this year will also be supported by Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure.
On behalf of Morgan Sindall Investments, Duncan Johnston said, “We have supported the Air Festival since 2011, the event itself continues to be innovative and leading and we really wanted to make sure this year there was something for people to talk about – what better than making the event international again with the Breitling Jet Team.”
The Breitling Jet Team are Europe’s largest professional civilian jet display team, based in Dijon France the team pilot seven Czech Aero L-39 Albatros jets.Their fast and powerful aircraft are piloted by incredible flying aces representing precision, speed and daring skill – at times they fly within three metres of each other at speeds of over 700km/h.
Headed up by Jacques Bothelin, the team will be displaying on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a special night air show scheduled for Saturday evening. Jacques said “On behalf of the Breitling Jet Team we cannot wait to display in Bournemouth this summer. We have heard about the festival within the airshow world and are delighted that we will be demonstrating our skill, precision and unique aviation skill for you all – see you soon.”
The team have displayed across the globe – from the Far East, South East Asia and the Middle East to Eastern Europe and, most recently, a two-year tour of North America.
The 11th Air Festival in Bournemouth will be held on 30 August–2 September.
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