Jacques Portlin, Captain Of The Breitling Jets

Jacques Bothelin is one of the world’s most experienced aerobatic pilots. The captain, nicknamed ‘Speedy’, has an unparalleled love for aerobatics and Unique understanding. Legend on the cloud
    He is one of the founders of the world’s largest civilian professional jet aerobatic team, and is the leader of six professional aerobatic pilots. He has driven more than 150 models, accumulated more than 10,000 hours of flight, and over 2,800 in more than 30 countries. Aerobatic flight show, with the ‘France Air Force Reserve Colonel’ Medal of Honor ⋯⋯ As long as you see this set of data, those who know the flight will not hesitate to agree that Jacques Bothelin is the world’s richest flight experience Of aerobatic pilots. When you get in touch with Jacques, you will find that the captain nicknamed ‘Speedy’ has an unparalleled love and unique understanding of aerobatics.
Precision and beauty
    When a person is immersed in an industry and devotes great efforts to it for a long time, and finally achieves a legend, there must be unshakable faith behind it. ‘I dreamed of being a fighter pilot since I was a child. I signed up for the Air Force when I was young, but the army’s extremely demanding vision made me lose.’ This incident frustrated Jacques. But he was convinced that he could always find another way to realize his dream. He refocused his attention on aerobatics. ‘The high precision and dazzling beauty shown by aerobatics made me deeply obsessed.’ So Jacques devoted himself to the rigorous training of becoming a professional aerobatic pilot … that was a memory of more than thirty years ago, and now Jacques proudly said: ‘Now I have surpassed my childhood dream , But this dream continues! ‘
    Precision and beauty are also the core essence of the famous Swiss watch brand Breitling. The same philosophy has led Breitling to work with Jacques to present the world’s unique Breitling jet fleet. In order to dedicate the perfect performance to the audience, from early spring to May each year, Jacques leads the team to undergo rigorous training: flying 2 to 3 times a day, 40 minutes each time, 4 days a week, and the whole process is recorded. Subsequently, the team will study each frame carefully. ‘After all, we are flying at a speed of up to 700 kilometers per hour, and there is less than three meters between the two aircraft in formation.’ Jacques said, ‘Therefore, there must be no error in every flight trajectory every second and every turning movement.’ The team members confidently invested in more than 50 performances throughout the year. Jacques often said, ‘I think we are artists. In 25 minutes of performance, through thrilling stunts, beautiful tail smoke, and dynamic music and commentary, each time the audience will enjoy the beauty of flying forever.’
Quality and safety
    If you ask what is the most important factor of Jacques aerobatics, he will summarize two keywords through his aerobatic career of more than thirty years: safety and quality. He believes that only by keeping in mind and fulfilling these two points can a perfect aerobatic flight show be presented. ‘More than 2700 aerobatic performances have taught me that no matter how experienced you are, you must be absolutely humble and cautious, so that you can timely discover the hidden dangers that may exist in each flight.’ Jacques said.
    At the same time, as the captain of the Breitling Jet team, driving No. 1 at the same time leading six teammates who are also the most experienced professional pilots, Jacques is an unquestionable model for the team at all times. ‘I have to be accurate, smooth, and let other players follow my flight trajectory.’ How can I do this? Jacques responded: ‘I always maintain a positive attitude and team spirit so that we can achieve precise goals together.’ Because of this, the Breitling Jet Team has become one of the world’s best-known aerobatic flight performance teams.
    Jacques has always strived to expand the boundaries of flight. In the second half of this year, he will fly over half of the earth with his teammates historically, and come to China from Europe, starting the journey of ‘Breitling Flying Team Dragon China’. Let us look forward to the Breitling Jet Team bringing a visual feast of extreme flying to Chinese friends at the Zhuhai Air Show in November.
Captain’s Perfect Partner-Limited Edition of the Breitling Jet Team
    To pay tribute to the breathtaking feat of the Breitling Jet Team, Breitling has specially created the Chronospace “Breitling Jet Team” Limited Edition, a limited edition of 1,000 pieces worldwide. This model is the most special It is the unique Breitling Jet team emblem decoration on the silver dial and the image of the flying team L-39C albatross.
    In addition to Breitling’s classic circular flight slider, this model also uses the most advanced electronic technology to provide a series of practical functions for the flying elite, including segmented timing with precision up to 1/100 second, alarm, countdown, and independent Alarming dual time zone display, world standard time, etc. The watch is equipped with a Breitling SuperQuartz ™ movement that is 10 times more accurate than an ordinary quartz movement, and is certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC). The LCD screen on the dial is equipped with a backlit display system to ensure that the data is clear and easy to read in any light. The double bottom cover design can amplify the alarm and signal sound to 90 dB. The satin-brushed Aero Classic stainless steel braided bracelet makes this watch unique and unique.