Interview with Bret Viets Chief Pilot of Snoopy Two Airship for Metlife. Bret spent almost 30 years running his family’s funeral home. Here what he has to say.
“I’ve been coast-to-coast from New England, to California to Las Vegas to the Gulf Coast, and to see the country at 1,000 feet at 30 miles an hour is great,” said Viets, who’s married with two grown children. “We don’t have an office. This is our office.”
Piloting for a PGA Tour event is more challenging than a football game, for which the blimp basically circles for an overhead shot while not specifically focusing on anything in particular.
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Take a ride over the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Find out what it takes to put the blimp in the air. The MetLife Blimp Program, initiated in 1987, underwent an expansion in 1994. MetLife operates three airships. known as “Snoopy One,” “Snoopy Two,” and "Snoopy J." Structurally, the blimps are the same A60+ model. All of the blimps are permanently decaled with the corporate logo “MetLife” on either side.
“Snoopy Two” was launched from Hillsboro, Oregon in October, 1993. The primary difference Read more...
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View of the Waste Mgt Phx Open just before play started. These pictures where taken around 10AM from the metlife blimp. Video from MetLife Blimp..
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Mark Wilson, who won a Monday finish at the Phoenix Open for his second title of the year, Duval, Padraig Harrington and David Toms will also be in the field.
For the first three days, it will be all about the celebrities. Among the celebs will be – New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, NFL quarterbacks Drew Brees and Tony Romo; actors Bill Murray, Kevin Costner, Craig T. Nelson and Ray Romano; and musicians Michael Bolton and Kenny G.
Golf Channel will cover the action on Thursday and Friday, while CBS takes over on the weekend.
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