Aircraft Ownership

Breitling contest features pilot certificate as top prize

So the saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. But in the Breitling photo contest, a picture could be worth a private pilot certificate or a flight with the Breitling Jet Team in Dijon, France.

The company is hosting a photo contest on its Facebook page for aviation enthusiasts to submit up to five pictures each that capture how much they love aviation. Photos can be submitted through May 17.

“As a brand who has shared the finest hours in aviation history we want to share our passion for flight with you,” the company said on its contest page.

The Breitling Facebook community will vote for their favorites from May 18 through 31, and a jury will vote June 1 through 14. The jury includes Breitling CEO Théodore Schneider, actor and pilot John Travolta; Brian Jones, pilot of the first nonstop around-the-world balloon flight; Breitling Jet Team leader Jacques Bothelin; Yves Rossy, pilot, inventor, and aviation pioneer; Katsuhiko Tokunaga, professional air-to-air photographer; and Tony Velocci, Aviation Week editor in chief.

The first- and second-place winners will be announced June 15.

April 20, 2011

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