VIDEO: Ridin’ Shotgun: Behind the scenes at Red Bull Air Race Chiba

The Red Bull Air Race is like no other. It’s fast, skilful and for a pilot each event produces a juggernaut of physical stress and emotions…and the teams are along for the ride.

Join Matt Hall the Red Bull Air Race for an all-access behind the scenes pass into what life is like on the road in this thrilling global world championship.

What they said:

“He’s a tough competitor.” – Nigel Lamb (2014 World Champion)

“As a pilot, he’s super aggressive.” – Matthias Dolderer (2016 World Champion)

“He’s tough to beat.” – Kirby Chambliss (2004 & 2006 World Champion)

“Throughout all your training you’re taught to stay away from the limits of the aircraft, stay away from the ground and definitely stay away from objects.” – Matt Hall

 

Original story from Red Bull Australia

Join the Red Bull Air Race ace for an all-access pass inside one of the world’s most spectacular sports.

Thrilling. Skilful. Maybe even a little bit crazy. All apt descriptions of the Red Bull Air Race, where some of the world’s crack pilots race one another and the clock through a series of twists and turns across the globe in eight annual stops.

“Throughout all your training you’re taught to stay away from the limits of the aircraft, stay away from the ground and definitely stay away from objects.”
 – Matt Hall

 

But ask Matt Hall, the Aussie ex-Air Force ace who is one of the headliners in the series, and the word ‘interesting’ first comes to mind.

“Interesting, because throughout all your training you’re taught to stay away from the limits of the aircraft, stay away from the ground and definitely stay away from objects,” Matt says. “And we’re doing all three!”

In the latest episode of Riding Shotgun, join Matt and his team for a behind-the-scenes ride at a Red Bull Air Race weekend in Japan, where the sport’s Master Class pilots battle the elements and the mental strain of flying the world’s most sophisticated aerobatic planes on the limit to produce a spectacle that’s both thrilling and awe-inspiring in equal measure.