Breitling Pays Homage to Famous ‘Barnstormers’

The Breitling Wingwalkers bring together within a truly stunning show two different types of aerobatics: one with planes flying in formation, and another with two acrobats perched on the center of the upper wing and performing a synchronized choreography - in full flight and in mid-sky. This is a fascinating 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 formation that is unique in the world has already made a name for itself by displaying its blend of daring and precision at countless shows around Europe, as well as on other continents. The two planes used for the performances are 1940s open-cockpit Boeing Stearman biplanes, featuring the beautiful characteristic sound of their 450 HP engines and a smoke trail system that underscores their movements. In Buochs, in addition to their daily aerobatics performances, the Breitling Wingwalkers also take passengers firmly attached to the upper wing of the biplane for flights amid the mountains at speeds of around 185 km/h. A less acrobatic experience than their usual shows - but a nonetheless highly original and spectacular way of cleaving through the air like a bird. Facebook --