The Watch Quote™ - July 9th, 2010
The Breitling Wingwalkers bring together within a truly stunning show two different types of aerobatics: one with planes flying in formation, and another with young women perched on the center of the upper wing and performing a synchronized choreography. This is a magnificent way of recalling the famous “barnstormers”, the teams of pilots and stuntmen who performed all over the place in the period between the two world wars. This squad is unique in the world and has already made a name for itself by displaying its blend of daring and precision at count- less shows around Europe, as well as on other continents. It will continue to perform at various major public events, and will also be present at special happenings reserved for brand retailers and VIP clients.
The two planes used for the performances are 1940s open-cockpit Boeing Stearman biplanes, characterized by the beautiful signature sound of their 450 HP engines and a smoke trail system that underscores their movements. Breitling has treated them to a brand-new orange livery that makes them stand out even more brightly against the blue expanse of sky. By supporting various exceptional teams such as the Breitling Jet Team and the Breitling Wingwalkers, and by associating with the greatest aviation venues on the planet such as the famous Reno Air Races or the Red Bull Race World Series, by sponsoring the restoration of legendary aircraft like the Breitling Super Constellation and the Breitling DC-3, the brand with the winged B is faithfully perpetuating its long-established ties with aviation and the conquest of the skies.
|Fuselage length||:||7.62 m|
|Maximum speed||:||345 km/h|
|Maximum height||:||4,800 m|
|Engine||:||Pratt & Whitney R950-14B, 450 HP|