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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES BREITLING AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF FLEET WEEK AT THE INT
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES BREITLING AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF FLEET WEEK AT THE INTREPID MUSEUM **** One of the Breitling Jet Team L39-C Albatros Jets to be displayed on the Ship's Aircraft Elevator During Fleet Week 2016
5/23/2016
 

FROM:           THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park

 

CONTACT: Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations

Mike Stouber – (212) 843-9381 / Mstouber@rubenstein.com

 

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Luke Sacks – (646) 381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org

For Immediate Release
 

 

 

 

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

 

ANNOUNCES BREITLING AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF

 

FLEET WEEK AT THE INTREPID MUSEUM

 

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One of the Breitling Jet Team L39-C Albatros Jets to be Displayed on the Ship’s Aircraft Elevator During Fleet Week 2016

 

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum today announced that the independent Swiss watch brand Breitling has been named as an official sponsor of Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum.  Fleet Week will take place May 25–30, 2016.

 

To kick off the partnership, one of the Breitling Jet Team’s L39-C Albatros jets will be craned onto Intrepid’s port side aircraft elevator on May 23, where it will remain for the duration of Fleet Week. Breitling established the Jet Team over 13 years ago to celebrate their passion for aviation and share it with fans across the world. The Breitling Jet Team’s performance mirrors the style, power, precision, and elegance of Breitling’s watches. The Breitling Jet Team is the largest professional civilian jet team in the world, comprised of seven pilots flying L-39 C Albatros jets, reaching speeds of 565 mph and flying within just a few feet of each other.

 

The Breitling Jet Team will be available to greet the public on the flight deck of the Intrepid Museum on Thursday, May 26 from 10:00am to noon.  Media interviews will take place, along with a special guest appearance from former NASA astronaut, Captain Scott J. Kelly, USN (Ret.) from 9:00am to 10:00am (press only).

 

In addition to the Museum’s Fleet Week celebration, Breitling will also sponsor the Museum’s 25th Anniversary Salute to Freedom gala on Thursday, May 26.  Among this year’s honorees is former NASA astronaut, Captain Scott J. Kelly, USN (Ret.), who recently returned from one year at the International Space Station.

 

For a complete list of Fleet Week activities, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org. Activities are subject to change. All Fleet Week activities are free with Museum admission.

 

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About Breitling

A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. One of the world's only major watch brands to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movements, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands.

 

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

 

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

 

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Museum Hours:

April 1 – October 31:

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

November 1 – March 31:

Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Museum Cost of Admission:

Adult: $26.00

*Seniors and College Students: $24.00

Child 5-12: $19.00

Children Under 5: Free

*Retired and Active U.S. Military and U.S. Veterans: Free

 

Free admission for U.S. military and veterans generously provided by Bank of America.

*Proper ID required.

 

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org

 

Location:

Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

 

Public Transportation:

Directions by NYC Metro Bus:

Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th St.), M42 (42nd St.) or M50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off directly in front of the Intrepid Museum.

 

Directions by NYC Metro Subway:

Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M42 West bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk north to Intrepid.

 

Directions from water:

Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk one block north to the Intrepid Museum.  From New Jersey, take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th St.) and walk north on 12th Avenue to the Museum.