All good things come in threes
Hamilton began the bonanza week of its three prime aviation events in Sainte Maxime, France, last weekend. For the 5th consecutive year, Hamilton was the official sponsor of the Free Flight World Masters. A spectacular and innovative air show which combines both synchronized aerobatic challenges and battles with compulsory figures. The crew of this 2015 edition is a team of eight experienced pilots and aviation enthusiasts, including the brands own ambassador, the French aerobatic pilot, Nicolas Ivanoff. This great event attracted 140’000 spectators under a clear blue sky at the fetching shores of the Côte d'Azur.
As already announced last week, the second major aviation event begins today. Hamilton will be testing the impact of the accelerations from 0G to 10G on its mechanical watches. This will take place in Mérignac, the French region of Aquitaine, on board the A310 ZERO-G of Novespace in partnership with ETA. The testing will be part of the scientific campaigns conducted by the CNES (the French National Centre for Space Studies). A total measuring time of 30 minutes in zero gravity (three flights, each including a ten minute period of zero gravity) will ensure reliable results.
Last but not least, we head for Las Vegas this weekend (October 17/18). What a place to finish our Red Bull Air Race season! The race promises to be a real challenge in all aspects due to density altitude and temperatures reaching around 82.4 °F (28°C). Team Hamilton will be waving the flag for Nicolas Ivanoff as he takes to the sky at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway track.