Breitling Jet Team

The record holder for number of flying demonstrations at the International Sanicole Airshow must be Jacques Bothelin, leader of the Breitling Jet Team, and previously among others the Martine team, Ecco and Adecco Team and Team Apache. Under no circumstances should he be absent for the 40th anniversary show with his current team, the Breitling Jet Team, the largest civilian jet team in the world.

This team flies six L-39 Albatross of Czech origin. This was the most common jet trainer in the former Warsaw Pact and is still heavily used in many countries across the world. The team is based in the south of France at Dijon. It performed at several International Sanicole Airshows in the past but has been absent from the European skies for two years due to a promotional tour across North America for their main sponsor, Swiss precision chronographer Breitling. Jacques is the only civilian pilot in the team, the other team members are former members of the French air force, several among them with the Patrouille de France.
Breitling Jet Team flies a demonstration lasting just over 20 minutes with non-stop action for the audience. Tight formations, breathtaking cross-overs and solo manoeuvres showcasing the L-39’s agility follow each other in quick succession. One of the highlights of the demonstration is the Apache roll, with one aircraft barrel-rolling around the formation, a figure invented by Jacques Bothelin and which has been copied by many other teams. In 2017, the team celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Don’t miss the return of this legendary civilian team to Sanicole!

L-39 Albatross
Manufacturer: Aero
Country: France 

Demonstration team

Tags: breitling, BJT

Program - Sunday 10 Sep 2017

A109 Agusta Helicopter   BAF   F  
A109 Agusta Helicopter - Mock-up   BAF   S  
C-130 Transport   BAF   F  
F-16 Fighter - Mock-up   BAF   S  
F-16 (display demo) Fighter   BAF   F  
NH-90 NFH SAR   BAF   F  
P-51 Mustang Historic   Civil   F  
Red Devils (Marchetti SF-260) Team   BAF   F  
Kristof Cloetens (Extra 330SC) Aerobatic   BAF   F  
Sonaca 200 Recreational   Sonaca   S  
T-28 Historic   Civil   F  
Formation Team The Victors Team   Civil   F  
The Silver Tigers (F-16's) Team   BAF   F  
Czech Republic              
Mi-35 Hind Helicopter   CZAF    F  
F-18 Hornet Fighter   FIAF   F  
Breitling Jet Team Team   Breitling   F  
Christian Moullec Vol avec les oies Ultralight   Civil   F  
JM D’Hulst Starduster Aerobatic   Trescal   F  
Rafale Fighter   FAF   F  
Patrouille de France Team   FAF   F  
CH-53 Helicopter   GAF   S  
F-16 ZEUS Fighter   HeAF   F  
Frecce Tricolori Team   IAF   F  
Royal Jordanian Falcons Team   RJAF   F  
MIG-29 Fighter   PolAF   F  
Saudi Hawks Team   RSAF   F  
Patrulla ASPA Team   SPAF   F  
Blériot - Mikael Carlson Historic   Civil   F  
JAS-39 Gripen Fighter   Swe AF   F  
F-18 Hornet Fighter   CH AF   F  
Patrouille Suisse Team   CH AF    
The Netherlands             
Cessna O-2 Historic    Civil   F  
Chinook Helicopter   RNLAF   S  
Spitfire Historical Fighter   RNLAF   F  
T-6 Harvard Historical Fighter   Civil   F  
F-16 Solotürk Fighter   TuAF   F  
United Kingdom            
Eurofighter Typhoon Mock-up   BAE Systems   S  
GliderFX Aerobatics   Civil   F  
Richard Goodwin Aerobatics   Civil   F  
The Blades Team   Civil   F  
United States            
F-35 Lightning II Mock-up   Lockheed Martin   S  
KC-135 Stratotanker Tanker   Boeing   F  
Golden Knights Parachute   US Army   F