In order to launch the new Super AVI series of watches, Breitling held a splendid formation flight show
For the first time, four vintage airplanes soared into the sky under the eye-catching air-to-air camera lens. Breitling to the North American P-51 Mustang (North American P-51 Mustang), Water F4U Corsair (Vought F4U Corsair), German Havilland Mosquito (de Havilland Mosquito) and Curtis P-40 The cheap watches series tribute to the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk contributed to this monumental flight.
To commemorate Breitling’s launch of a new Super AVI series watch (Super AVI) specially designed for four legendary vintage aircraft, Breitling brought these four aircraft together to complete an epic promo filming. The highly technical flight not only gave birth to spectacular shots, but also made history.
These aircraft include the best-performing all-around fighter North American Airlines P-51 Mustang during World War II, the record-breaking naval aircraft Vought F4U Corsair, known as the “Wooden Marvel” “And the particularly rare de Havilland Mosquito bomber (de Havilland Mosquito), as well as the high agility Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter (Curtiss P-40 Warhawk).
August 13, 2021, pilot Raymond Fowler-North American Airlines Mustang fighter, John Fuentes-Water F4U pirate carrier fighter, Mike Spalding (Mike Spalding)-German · Haviland Mosquito Bomber and Mosquito Bomber and Taylor · Taylor Stevenson (Taylor Stevenson)-Curtis P-40 Warhawks perform in compact formations over Virginia Beach, sometimes They will fly at speeds of more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) per hour with distances less than 10 feet (3 meters). This is the first time that four pilots have flown together, and it is also the first time these aircraft have flown in such a formation.
Even for experienced fighter pilots, this flight is a thrilling experience. “I’ve never flew side by side with a mosquito bomber. It’s really cool.” Stevenson said. “Then I reversed and looked up at Mustang fighters and Corsair carrier fighters. I couldn’t believe it. These old planes. The comfort is poor, the space is cramped, the engine sound is loud, and the heat is obvious, but no model can match them. They are unparalleled in terms of power. Today a small aircraft may have 300 horsepower, while the P-40 Warhawk fighter exceeds 1,200 horsepower. It’s like a compact car and a modified racing car.” Breitling cheap
Requisitioning an old-fashioned aircraft for group performances requires a series of qualifications, including a commercial pilot’s license, formation card, tail wheel certification, aerobatics certificate, and hundreds of hours of flying time. Before Breitling’s shooting, the pilot drafted a complex flight plan to ensure that the four aircraft could not only collaborate in teams, but also show the best angle to the fifth aircraft that took the air-to-air photo.
In order to capture the best condition of the aircraft, aerial photographer Bradley Wentzel had to take a quick snapshot in a short morning “prime time”. “Each aircraft has a unique and iconic painting and looks very beautiful.” Wenzel said, “They are carefully maintained inside and out, and perform well under our lens. According to the formation needs Calculation adjustments, you would never think that they have a history of decades, but the various controls performed by the pilots are very exciting.”
The four planes took off from the Virginia Military Aviation Museum (MAM), which provided aprons for three of the four planes (Warhawk fighters were from the Cavano Flight Museum in Addison, Texas). Even after careful restoration, these 75-80-year-old aircraft require up to 100 hours of flight preparation time. At MAM, the mechanical team has always followed the original manual. As museum curator Keegan · Chetwynd (Keegan Chetwynd) said, to become “the historian, researcher, and custodian of aircraft, you need to have a strong sense of mechanical equipment in order to allow It keeps flying.”
This expertise is essential because original parts are increasingly scarce, as are the airplanes themselves. Although thousands of each type of aircraft have been built, only a few can keep flying-particularly rare are the mosquito bombers, which currently have only four airworthy aircraft. Even if only one of them can take off, it is a monument in aviation history, not to mention there are four more. Breitling Endurance Pro price
“When these planes set sail, people were full of hope, dreams, and ambitions for them.” Chetwind said. “When on the ground, these planes are very heavy and seem awkward. But when they take off, everything None of these feelings existed. They really lived up to expectations, flying smoothly and gloriously.”
Four airplanes, four pilots, four tribute timepieces
North American Aviation P-51 Mustang pilot Ray Fowler wearing Super AVI P-51 Mustang
When the P-51 Mustang was built in only 120 days, even its developer, North American Aviation, did not expect it to have such a powerful capability. The low-drag wing and engine cooling system of the P-51 Mustang fighter-when the single-seater fighter first took off in 1940, it was thought to be experimental-gave it unprecedented speed and range. The fighter has added Merlin engines to improve its performance and become an excellent multi-role fighter at the time.
Ray Fowler is a civil aviation pilot and military pilot, flying more than 15,000 hours. But his passion lies in the airshows, where he can fly a variety of historical fighters and bombers.
The pilot John Fuentes of the Vought F4U Corsair (Vought F4U Corsair) wears the Super AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair (Super AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair)
As a naval aircraft of World War II, the Vought F4U Corsair had to perform complex take-offs and landings on aircraft carriers and remote aircraft landing strips. Speed and lift are crucial, and the pirate carrier-based fighter performed well, becoming the first single-engine fighter to break the 400 mph (640 km/h) mark, and it also had an excellent climb speed. Its “folding wings” design, oversized propellers and iconic blue paint make it a symbol of aviation history.
John Fuentes began flying fighter jets in 1992 and has piloted several vintage military aircraft. As the captain of a large airline, he flew international flights, flying more than 25,000 hours. used watches for sale
Mike Spalding, the pilot of the de Havilland Mosquito (de Havilland Mosquito), wears the Super AVI Mosquito watch
In an era when aluminum and steel were still in general shortage, the engineers behind the de Havilland Mosquito (de Havilland Mosquito) used an abundant material: wood. When the performance of this “Wooden Marvel” fighter surpassed contemporary metal aircraft and became one of the fastest aircraft built between 1940 and 1950, it caused a sensation. Its excellent maneuverability enables it to perform a variety of missions, and has long-range flight capabilities such as light bombers, night fighters, transport aircraft, and camera reconnaissance aircraft.
Mike Spalding is a corporate pilot and a fighter demonstration pilot for MAM. He flew a plane alone when he was 16 years old, and has flown more than 150 types of aircraft (many of which are the first flights after restoration), and have flown more than 15,000 hours.
The pilot Taylor of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (Taylor Stevenson) wears the Super AVI Curtiss Warhawk.
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was designed as a pursuit aircraft, first flew in 1938, and quickly demonstrated its extremely high agility. The fighter aircraft not only has amazing turning ability and thus has air superiority, but also the solid structure enables it to withstand severe weather conditions, and even many aerial collisions. The Warhawk fighter has a very provocative shark nose and mouth design style, which has earned it the title of air rebel.
Taylor · Stevenson is a second-generation fighter pilot. He flew the plane alone at the age of 16, and repaired his first fighter at the age of 18. In addition to serving as a lawyer, he also flew vintage military fighter jets at air shows throughout the United States. breitling super chronomat replica watch