Satisfy your need for speed when the Red Bull Air Race World Championship returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway October 14-15. Catch a piece of the action as racers launch from the infield runway, accelerate to more than 250 mph, and pull more than 10 G’s as they maneuver through ground-level pylons in the ultimate test of skill and courage. Indianapolis is the final, decisive stop for the global race – the place where fourteen pilots from around the world put it all on the line to determine who will be the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Champion!
Get up close and personal with behind the scenes hangar tours, autograph signings, and your own chance to fly the all new Red Bull Air Race virtual reality game at the Red Bull Engagement Zone.
Enjoy the perks of AOPA membership and join us at the AOPA Brickyard Bash as we share delicious BBQ and brews with a live band at the Victory Podium.
Tickets on sale now! Enter promo code AOPA17 for unique member discounts on tickets, hangar passes, and the AOPA Brickyard Bash.
Use promo code AOPA17 for unique member discounts.
AOPA BRICKYARD BASH
The celebration continues into the night on Saturday. Join us from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the world famous Yard of Bricks for some AOPA-style fun with a BBQ dinner and live music from 2015 Music Row Independent Artist of the Year -- Chris Weaver Band. We’ll party on the finish line with live music performed from the Victory Podium at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Buy your AOPA Brickyard Bash tickets here.
Chris Weaver was born to perform. Mixing southern rock, soul, and country blues, Chris and his band are inspiring crowds all around the world on the heels of releasing their sophomore CD, American Dreamer. Attending a Chris Weaver performance is an experience you don’t want to miss!
T-SHIRTS, GET YOUR T-SHIRTS!
Join AOPA or renew your membership at Indianapolis and grab your free limited edition Red Bull/AOPA T-shirt! Stop by the AOPA booth in the Red Bull Engagement Zone to pick yours up, then bring it to the hangar tour to get it signed by the pilots. While supplies last.
Meet the Red Bull Pilots
Who are you rooting for? These are the fourteen master-class pilots from around the world battling it out over exotic cities in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America for the coveted title of 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Champion. Click here to meet the pilots.
Americans Michael Goulian and Kirby Chambliss are virtually tied through the first two races of the season. AOPA Ambassador Michael Goulian finished strong at the first race of the year in Abu Dhabi in February. But fellow U.S. racer Kirby Chambliss pulled ahead in San Diego in April. As pilots, AOPA members know the unique challenges they face – from the satisfaction of passing a grueling check ride to the lifelong pursuit of that elusive perfect flight! Follow along as they duke it out while representing America on the world stage.
You've seen the race planes in action, now see them up close as crews make final adjustments before the Sunday race. Nothing complements your race weekend better than a trip to the race hangars. As an AOPA member, you’re entitled to a special $5 dollars off behind the scenes access. A visit to the race hangars offers an opportunity to meet the pilots, talk to the teams and see the planes up close - a must for any Red Bull Air Race fan. Click here and enter promo code AOPA17 to buy your hangar passes.
Weren’t able to make it to San Diego in April? Japanese pilot Yoshihide “Yoshi” Muroya, who funded his aerobatic career by teaching others to fly sailplanes, powered his Edge 540 V3 to victory in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship’s April 16 race in San Diego. Click here for full coverage.