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All pilots that have competed in the Red Bull Air Race since its inception in June 2003

  First name Surname Date of birth Country participated Races Wins Podiums Championships Aircraft flown Call sign(s)
                  1st 2nd 3rd    
 
[1] Hannes Arch 22-Sep-1967
† 08-Sep-2016
Austria  Austria 2007-2010, 2014-2016 52 11 22 1 3 2 Zivko Edge 540
 
22
(28)
* Mélanie Astles 30-May-1982 France  France 2016-2017 (13) (1) (4)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (33)
* Francis Barros 31-Dec-1977 Brazil  Brazil 2015-2016 (9)           Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (77)
* Tom Bennett 06-Jul-1985 UK  Great Britain 2014 (4)   (3)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (7)
* Florian Bergér 31-Mar-1989 Germany  Germany 2015-2017 (19) (4) (9)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (62)
[2] Péter Besenyei 08-Jun-1956 Hungary  Hungary 2003-2010, 2014-2015 66 8 23   2 1 Extra 300L, Extra 300S, Zivko Edge 540, MXS-R, Corvus Racer 540 91
(2, 3, 5)
[3] Cristian Bolton 10-Oct-1973 Chile  Chile 2016-2017
(2014-2016)
10
(14)
 
(2)
 
(7)
      Zivko Edge 540
Extra 330LX
5
[4] Paul Bonhomme 22-Sep-1964 UK  United Kingdom 2003-2010, 2014-2015 66 19 45 3 2 1 Suchoi Su-26M, Extra 300S,
Zivko Edge 540
55
(2)
[5] Mikaël Brageot 31-Jul-1987 France  France 2017
(2014-2015)
8
(9)
 
(3)
 
(7)
      MXS-R
Extra 330LX
11
[6] Kirby Chambliss 18-Oct-1959 USA  USA 2003-2010, 2014-2016 81 10 29 1   2 Zivko Edge 540
 
10
(3, 4)
* Kenny Chiang 09-Dec-1989 China  China 2017 (5) (1) (1)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (7)
* Kevin Coleman 22-June-1990 USA  USA 2016-2017 (13) (2) (7)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (48)
* Lukasz Czepiela 08-Jun-1983 Poland  Poland 2014, 2016-2017 (16) (2) (9)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (6)
[7] Glen Dell 09-Apr-1962
† 12-Oct-2013
South Africa  South Africa 2008-2009 14           Zivko Edge 540
 
45
[8] Matthias Dolderer 15-Sep-1970 Germany  Germany 2009-2010, 2014-2017 44 3 12 1     Zivko Edge 540
 
21
* Daniel Genevey 01-Oct-1978 Hungary  Hungary 2017 (5)           Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (?)
[9] Michael Goulian 04-Sep-1968 USA  USA 2004, 2006-2010, 2014-2017 68 1 3       Extra 300S, Extra 300SHP,
MX2, Zivko Edge 540
99
[10] Matt Hall 16-Sep-1971 Australia  Australia 2009-2010, 2014-2017 44 4 17   2 1 MXS-R,
Zivko Edge 540
95
[11] Nicolas Ivanoff 04-Jul-1967 France  France 2004-2010, 2014-2017 79 5 9       Extra 230, CAP-232, Extra 300SR,
Zivko Edge 540
27
(7)
[12] Steve Jones 05-Jan-1960 UK  United Kingdom 2004-2008 38 2 6       Extra 300S, Suchoi Su-31,
Zivko Edge 540
19
[13] Jurgis Kairys 06-May-1952 Lithuania  Lithuania 2003 1   1       Suchoi Su-26M
 
 
[14] Adilson Kindlemann 04-May-1973 Brazil  Brazil 2010 1           MXS-R
 
7
[15] Petr Kopfstein 18-Mar-1978 Czech Republic  Czech Republic 2016-2017
(2014-2015)
16
(12)
 
(3)
1
(6)
      Zivko Edge 540
(Extra 330LX)
18
[16] Nigel Lamb 17-Aug-1956 UK  United Kingdom 2005-2010, 2014-2016 69 1 14 1   1 Extra 300L, Extra 300S,
MX2, MXS-R
9
(10)
[17]
 
François Le Vot 02-May-1970 France  France 2015-2017
(2014)
24
(5)
 
(3)
1
(3)
      Zivko Edge 540
(Extra 330LX)
35
[18] Alejandro Maclean 06-Aug-1969
† 17-Aug-2010
Spain  Spain 2004-2010 48   1       Suchoi Su-26M, Suchoi Su-31,
Extra 300L, MX2, MXS-R
36
[19] Mike Mangold 10-Oct-1955
† 06-Dec-2015
USA  USA 2004-2009 42 9 23 2   1 Zivko Edge 540
 
5
(1, 3, 11)
[20] David Martin 1959 USA  USA 2004 1           Extra 300L
 
 
[21] Pete McLeod 23-Feb-1984 Canada  Canada 2009-2010, 2014-2017 44 1 10     1 Zivko Edge 540
 
84
[22] Yoshihide Muroya 27-Jan-1973 Japan  Japan 2009-2010, 2014-2017 44 5 9 1     Zivko Edge 540
 
31
* Ben Murphy 18-July-1975 UK  UK 2016-2017 (13)   (5)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (24)
* Halim Othman 22-Jan-1966 Malaysia  Malaysia 2014 (4) (2) (2)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (88)
[23] Peter Podlunšek 25-May-1970 Slovenia  Slovenia 2016-2017
(2014-2015)
16
(10)
 
 
1
(4)
      Zivko Edge 540
(Extra 330LX)
37
(25)
[24]
 
Sergey Rakhmanin 18-Oct-1961 Russia  Russia 2007-2010 30           Zivko Edge 540, MXS-R 18
* Daniel Ryfa 17-Dec-1979 Sweden  Sweden 2014-2017 (23) (6) (13)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (17)
[25] Klaus Schrodt 14-Sep-1946 Germany  Germany 2003-2007 30   3       Extra 300S
 
4
(7)
[26] Martin Šonka 26-Mar-1978 Czech Republic  Czech Republic 2010, 2014-2017 38 2 8   1   Zivko Edge 540
 
8
* Claudius Spiegel 14-Feb-1989 Germany  Germany 2014 (3) (1) (2)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (23)
[27]
 
Juan Velarde 19-Sep-1974 Spain  Spain 2015-2017
(2014)
24
(4)
 
 
2
(1)
      Zivko Edge 540
(Extra 330LX)
26
[28] Frank Versteegh 19-Sep-1954 Netherlands  Netherlands 2004-2007 28           Extra 300L, MX2,
Zivko Edge 540
69
* Baptiste Vignes 15-Apr-1985 France  France 2017 (5)   (1)       Extra 330LX (RBAR provided) (15)
    * Challenger Class pilots, introduced for the 2014 to 2017 race seasons; data for Challenger Class appearances in ()
 

Aircraft employed in the Red Bull Air Race since 2003

Manufacturer Model Length Wing
span
Wing
area
Height Empty
weight
Engine Power Top
speed
Roll
rate
max load
factor
Pilot(s) employed
in
 
CAP Aviation CAP-232 6.75 m 8.08 m 9.90 m² 1.90 m 585 kg Lycoming
AEIO-540-L1B5
224 kW (305 hp) 350 km/h 420°/s +10/-10 g N. Ivanoff 2005-2007
Corvus Aircraft Corvus Racer 540 6.57 m 7.34 m 9.00 m² 2.50 m 540 kg Lycoming
AEIO-540-EXP [2014-15]
AEIO-540-D4A5
221 kW (300 hp)
 
 
254 kW (345 hp)
450 km/h 450°/s +12/-12 g P. Besenyei 2010,
2014-2015
Extra Flugzeugbau Extra 230 5.82 m 7.40 m 10.40 m² 1.73 m 457 kg Lycoming
AEIO-360
169 kW (230 hp) 411 km/h 340°/s +10/-10 g N. Ivanoff 2004-2005
Extra Flugzeugbau Extra 300L 6.94 m 8.00 m 10.70 m² 2.62 m 667 kg Lycoming
AEIO-540-L1B5
221 kW (300 hp) 408 km/h 360°/s +10/-10 g P. Besenyei,
F. Versteegh,
A. Maclean,
N. Lamb,
D. Martin
2003-2006
Extra Flugzeugbau Extra 300S 6.65 m 7.50 m 10.45 m² 2.62 m 620 kg Lycoming
AEIO-540-L1B5
221 kW (300 hp) 408 km/h 360°/s +10/-10 g K. Schrodt,
P. Besenyei,
P. Bonhomme,
N. Lamb,
S. Jones,
M. Goulian
2003-2008
Extra Flugzeugbau Extra 300SR 6.65 m 7.50 m 10.45 m² 2.62 m 608 kg Lycoming
AEIO-540-L1B5
224 kW (305 hp) 408 km/h 360°/s +10/-10 g N. Ivanoff,
P. Besenyei
2007-2008
Extra
Aerobatic Planes
Extra 330LX
(two-seater)
7.20 m 8.00 m 10.70 m² 2.60 m 645 kg Lycoming
AEIO-580-B1A
232 kW (315 hp) 408 km/h 360°/s +10/-10 g all Challenger Class pilots 2014-2017
MX Aircraft MX2 6.55 m 7.32 m 9.48 m² 1.83 m 581 kg Lycoming
AEIO-540-D4A5
243 kW (330 hp) 408 km/h 420°/s +12/-12 g M. Goulian,
N. Lamb,
F. Versteegh,
A. Maclean
2006-2008
MX Aircraft MXS-R 6.51 m 7.32 m
8.00 m*
9.48 m² 1.83 m 530 kg Lycoming
AEIO-540-EXP [2014-17]
AEIO-540-D4A5
221 kW (300 hp)
 
 
257 kW (350 hp)-
280 kW (380 hp)
426 km/h 450°/s +12/-12 g N. Lamb,
M. Hall,
A. Maclean,
S. Rakhmanin,
A. Kindlemann,
M. Brageot
2009-2010, 2014-2017
Sukhoi Su-26M 6.83 m 7.80 m 11.83 m² 2.89 m 736 kg Vedeneyev
M-14P
270 kW (367 hp) 450 km/h 400°/s +12/-10 g P. Bonhomme,
J. Kairys,
A. Maclean
2003-2004
Sukhoi Su-31 6.90 m 7.80 m 11.80 m² 2.76 m 740 kg VOKBM
M-14PF
294 kW (400 hp) 450 km/h 400°/s +12/-10 g A. Maclean,
S. Jones
2003, 2005
Zivko Aeronautics Edge 540 V2
6.30 m 7.43 m 9.87 m² 2.80 m 540 kg Lycoming
AEIO-540-EXP [2014-16]
AEIO-540-D4A5
221 kW (300 hp)
 
 
250 kW (340 hp)
426 km/h 420°/s +12/-12 g P. Bonhomme,
K. Chambliss,
A. Maclean,
M. Mangold,
P. Besenyei,
M. Goulian,
N. Ivanoff,
G. Dell,
H. Arch,
S. Rakhmanin,
P. McLeod,
M. Dolderer,
Y. Muroya,
M. Šonka,
F. Le Vot,
J. Velarde,
P. Podlunšek,
C. Bolton,
M. Hall
2003-2010, 2014-2017
Zivko Aeronautics Edge 540 V3 6.30 m 8.06 m 9.87 m² 2.80 m 525 kg Lycoming
AEIO-540-EXP [2014-17]
AEIO-540-D4A5
221 kW (300 hp)
 
 
250 kW (340 hp)- 294 kW (400 hp)
426 km/h 420°/s +12/-12 g H. Arch,
M. Dolderer,
K. Chambliss,
P. McLeod,
Y. Muroya,
M. Šonka,
P. Besenyei,
P. Kopfstein,
M. Hall,
F. Le Vot
2010, 2014-2017
  * with winglets  
 

Lycoming AEIO-540 aerobatic engine family

The AEIO-540 series is the only FAA certified aerobatic engine, and has been used in most western aerobatic aircraft, such as the Extra 300, CAP-232, Zivko Edge 540, MX2 / MXS-R and recently the Corvus Racer 540.
Type: six cylinder, horizontally opposed engine, normally aspirated, fuel injection system, inverted lubrication
Bore: 13.02 cm (5.125 in)
Stroke: 11.11 cm (4.375 in)
Displacement: 8873.77 cm³ (541.51 cu in)
Compression ratio: 8.70:1
Power output (standardised Lycoming Thunderbolt AEIO-540-EXP): 221 kW (300 hp) @ 2700 rpm;
tuned performance engines before the 2014 season were quoted to deliver between 235 kW (320 hp) and 294 kW (400 hp)
Dry weight: 203.66 kg (449 lbs)

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