Breitling Jet Team to fly over Siloso Beach this weekend

Aviation enthusiasts have a chance to catch the aerobatic antics of the Breitling Jet Team this weekend.

First formed in 2003, the Breitling Jet Team is the largest professional civilian aerobatics team in Europe, comprising of seven men with over 50,000 hours of flight time between them.

The team will perform a 20 to 25-minute display of aerobatics in the skies above Siloso Beach in Sentosa at 2 pm on March 9. It is the team's maiden performance in Singapore.

Previously having performed at locations all over Europe, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon, the team is now flying across Southeast Asia as part of a five-week tour. Singapore marks their third stop after the Philippines and Indonesia.

"We are honoured at the opportunity to bring our performance to Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia," said team leader Mr Jacques Bothelin, 58, at a press conference on Thursday morning.

The event is non-ticketed but standard Sentosa admission rates apply.