Pictures of the day: Breitling Jet Team tours the U.S.

Breitling Jet Team Flies Over Statue of Liberty

The Breitling Jet Team, supported by the Swiss watch company Breitling, took in some of the most incredible sights during its first-ever North American Tour this summer.

Performing in the U.S. for the first time this year, the team took the opportunity to see some of the incredible sights our country has to offer, given the bird’s eye views they have from the cockpits of their seven L-39 C Albatros jets.

Flights included a breathtaking pass over the New York City skyline, and a flight to salute the iconic French warship, the Hermione, as well as a flight near Mount Rushmore, the Kennedy Space Station in Florida, Yellowstone National Park and Mt. Rainier in Washington State. [Read more…]

Picture of the Day makes a global connection


Star Novak, a frequent contributor of photos to General Aviation News, found a photo from this year’s AirVenture that immediately caught her eye and we ran it as the Picture of the Day, with a plea to help find the woman in the photo.

With some help from Brian Krause, Star was able to track down the woman, Lise Nansen from Norway, and send her an original of the photo.

She got this great message back: [Read more…]