Breitling Watch Dragon Tour 2012 Begins
Wednesday - 17 October 2012
The three teams will participate in Airshow China 2012, held in Zhuhai, before embarking on a tour of the region.
The Breitling Jet Team is the world's only professional civilian flight team performing on jets. The planes fly within less than three metres of each other at speeds of almost 700 km/h and with up to 8G accelerations. The seven L-39C Albatros Czech-made twin-seater military training jets perform at around 50 demonstrations each year.
The Breitling Wingwalkers perform two types of aerobatics: one with planes flying in formation, and the other with two acrobats performing choreography on the centre of the upper wing. The planes are 1940s open-cockpit Boeing Stearman biplanes.
Yves 'Jetman' Rossy was the first person to achieve sustained human flight with a jet-powered fixed 'wing' strapped to his back. The wing is made of rigid carbon Kevlar and is equipped with four jet engines.