Simply indispensable

The mechanics

The people without whom Breitling Jet Team pilots could not fly, and on whom they rely with complete confidence so as to be able to concentrate on their own tasks. They make a rigorous, discreet and yet very direct contribution to the success and beauty of the show...

Philippe Laloix

Coach and stand-in

After a career as a fighter pilot on Mirage F1 and Alpha Jet aircraft, “Sheriff” became part of the Patrouille de France, where he stayed for five years. In 1998, he joined Jacques Bothelin’s team and flew four seasons on a PC-7, before switching to an L-39C. He has 9,000 flight hours to his credit. An acknowledged expert in formation aerobatics, he is both the Breitling Jet Team instructor and a pilot capable of replacing any of the others within the team.

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Philippe Laloix

Luc Herbinière

Presenter and support aircraft pilot

Luc Herbinière serves as both the presenter for the team and as the captain of the support aircraft. During the shows, he is on the ground to provide spectators with the technical information relating to the figures being performed, guiding their gaze so that they miss nothing of the maneuvers. When the squad is traveling, he flies the Metro III support aircraft used for carrying technical and logistic equipment.

Luc Herbinière