CHICAGO (CBS) — Practice runs were underway on Thursday for the 57th annual Chicago Air & Water Show, and WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser flew with a team many fans probably haven’t seen before.
New to the air show this year is the Breitling Jet Team, from France. They put their Czech-made Aero L-39c Albatros jets in shipping containers to bring them to the U.S. for their first American tour.
Team leader Jacques Bothelin took Krauser along for a ride.
“We try to choreograph the scenes in a specific European manner. It’s a little different from what you have seen with the American teams. We also use a lot of music, and try to give positive emotion to the spectators. We just want to give them a good time by the elegance (and) grace of the maneuvers,” he said.