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Pilot Briefing: News

Pilot Magazine | Nov 05, 2015

TFR Avoidance, Bond is back, Red Bull Air Races, Drones, and more

Red Bull Aces crowns wingsuit race champ

Article | Oct 27, 2015

Forty of the world’s best wingsuit pilots soared side by side over Northern California Oct. 22 through 24 for a series of three-dimensional Red Bull Aces competitions. Defending champion Andy Farrington of the United States won the race.

Bonhomme takes championship, announces retirement

Article | Oct 19, 2015

Paul Bonhomme won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Oct. 18 after the final race of the season at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, breaking the three-way tie of two championships with Americans Mike Mangold and Kirby Chambliss.

Talk to Red Bull pilots after championship race

Article | Oct 14, 2015

After watching 14 Red Bull Air Race pilots race through pylons at speeds up to 230 knots at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, celebrate the end of the action-packed season with them during a special AOPA-member tour.

Idaho crash claims popular air race pilots

Article | Oct 13, 2015

The air racing community is mourning the loss of two veteran women air racers and the pilot husband of one in an Oct. 8 cross-country accident.

Bonhomme builds lead

Article | Sep 28, 2015

British pilot Paul Bonhomme closed in on his third Red Bull Air Race Championship, balancing risks and rewards at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Red Bull details behind-the-scenes tour for members

Article | Sep 23, 2015

Red Bull Air Race pilots will talk to AOPA members during a special behind-the-scenes tour being offered at the race’s two events in Fort Worth, Texas, and Las Vegas.

‘Hoot’ Gibson wins Unlimited Gold

Article | Sep 21, 2015

Robert “Hoot” Gibson won the Unlimited Gold Race at the National Championship Air Races in Reno Sept. 20, unseating six-time gold winner Steve Hinton Jr.

Reno air races off to fast start

Article | Sep 17, 2015

A record 19 aircraft are racing in the Jet Class at the fifty-second National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada.