Breitling jet team stops in Boise

Diverse team touring U.S.
Posted at 10:42 PM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 00:42:23-04
A team of air show jets made a pit stop in Boise and gave 6 On Your Side a close-up look at the aircraft.
The Breitling jet team is nearing the end of a two-year tour of the U.S.
It is the first time the seven-jet team has visited America.
Most of the pilots are from France, with one from the U.S.
The planes are two-seat trainers that cannot go supersonic, but pilot Jim DiMatteo says that makes them great for airshows.
"Because we're slower speed, we're able to keep things tighter and closer to show center.  I think it's like a ballet in the sky.  It's very proffessional and precisely orchestrated."
The L-39 is a relatively cheap plane to buy.  It's military surplus and popular among private pilots who have a couple hundred grand to spend.
In fact, former Micron CEO Steve Appleton owned one of the L-39's predecessors.