Between March and September 2017, the Breitling DC-3 is kicking off an amazing world tour 77 years later after its first flight. It is the oldest airplane to undertake a round-the-world tour, and this new accomplishment will be another claim to fame.
Breitling’s goal in organising the Breitling DC-3 World Tour is once again to share with a global audience its immeasurable passion for aeronautics.
This amazing world tour is launched in stages, punctuated with different events and participations in airshows. The “Breitling DC-3 World Tour” was officially announced at a press conference that was held in Geneva yesterday, March 9th 2017. The project and program was presented by Francisco Agullo. Jean-Paul Girardin, the Vice-President of Breitling noted that the role of the timepiece brand in this adventure, and unveiled the 500-piece limited edition Navitimer Breitling DC-3 that was brought onto the airplane to accompany the world tour. The chronograph will also be put on sale with a certificate specially signed by the captain.
The Breitling DC-3 will travel to the Balkans, and then head to the Middle East and India, followed by Southeast Asia, China, and Japan – where it has received an invitation to partake in the Iwakuni “Friendship Day Air Show”. The aircraft will then begin a tour of the United States, prior to returning to Europe via Greenland and Iceland, before completing its course in September at the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017 in Switzerland.
Photos from Breitling.