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Fortis and Petr Kopfstein – The Tale of a Famous Tail

Petr Kopfstein Fortis Ambassador


by John Sealander  

Fortis and Petr Kopfstein:  A Tale of Aeronautical Excellence

Fortis WatchesPetr Kopfstein is one of the world’s best aerobatic pilots. This native of the Czech Republic has already won multiple medals for his flying skills at aviation’s most prestigious acrobatic flying shows. With over 1000 hours in the air and over 30 type ratings for different aircraft, he quickly caught the eye of Fortis, who made him their brand ambassador in 2011.

Petr has an eye for quality. He currently flies the Extra 330SC, considered by many to be the finest aerobatic certified aircraft in the world. When he’s in the air, and even when he’s not, he wears a Fortis B-42 Official Cosmonauts Automatic Chronograph, the same watch that is emblazoned on the tail of his plane. Just like his Extra 330SC, the Fortis B-42 is as precision instrument that Petr knows he can always depend on.

It should come as no surprise that Petr Kopfstein prefers the Fortis B-42. This celebrated watch is still issued to every cosmonaut and astronaut who goes through the training program at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. The B-42 has not only proven itself in space, it is also a favorite of professional pilots and aviators worldwide.

Although Petr Kopfstein is a familiar name in Europe, he is not widely known in other parts of the world. That’s about to change, now that his famous Extra 330SC aircraft has been reproduced as a radio controlled flying model. The precision model is an accurate reproduction of Petr Kopfstein’s acrobatic aircraft, right down to the Fortis B-42 painted on the tail.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to see Petr’s amazing flying skills in person at an airshow or acrobatic competition, you might just spot his famous plane wherever RC hobbyists gather. Flying radio controlled model aircraft is becoming a popular and challenging hobby in many countries around the world, and the exciting new A-602 Extra330sc model is quickly becoming one of these hobbyists favorite ways to fly.

Gevril Group US and Canadian Agent for Fortis Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US and Canadian agent for Fortis Watches. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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