Video: Air Race In Budapest, 23 – 24 June

  • 13 Jun 2018 3:49 PM
Video: Air Race In Budapest, 23 – 24 June
Budapest is the spiritual home of the Red Bull Air Race, and it will once again be the mid-season stop on the 2018 World Championship calendar. As one of the most popular locations, the Hungarian capital always pulls in a monumental crowd to witness the air race action, read on for the full program of events this year - and to see a spectacular video of previous 'Top Air Racing Moments' in Budapest.

Budapest is a true spectacle on the race calendar due to the unique start for the Master Class pilots. They begin their run into the track by flying under the iconic Chain Bridge – something that must be seen with your own eyes.

Split across the Danube, it's a city of two halves – Buda and Pest. The iconic backdrop of the neogothic Parliament building on the Pest side of the river offers fans a stunning panoramic view of the action.

On the Buda side of the city, you'll find the Statue of Liberty, on top of Gellért Hill, along with the Citadel. This is why Budapest is regularly featured in the Top 10 list of World's Best Cities.

In 2009, 650,000 spectators lined the banks of the Danube. This season, the pilots head to Hungary on 23-24 June, heads up!

Venue:
The racetrack in Budapest will span the Danube, making it one of the most unique stops on the calendar. Pilots will kick off each run by flying under the famous Chain Bridge, before flying along the river, navigating the complex aerial course where speed will be a key factor in race success.

Detailed program:

Saturday 23 June - Qualifying Day
10:00  Activation Zone Opens       
10:50  CHALLENGER CLASS - Free Practice 3      
11:10  Side Act - Pal Takats Paramotor  
11:50  Side Act - Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team 
13:20  MASTER CLASS – Free Practice 3       
14:40  Side Act - Peter Besenyei Aerobatic Display    
15:00  CHALLENGER CLASS - Qualifying        
15:10  Side Act - Jet Pack Man    
16:00  MASTER CLASS – Qualifying      
17:30  Side Act - Flying Bulls: T28, Alpha Jets, B25  
18:00  Activation Zone Closes      

Sunday 24 June - Race Day
10:00  Activation Zone Opens       
10:30  Side Act - Szebi Szóláth Wakeboard      
11:00  CHALLENGER CUP          
11:10  Side Act - Pal Takats Paramotor  
11:40  Side Act - Peter Besenyei Aerobatic Display    
12:45  Side Act - Jet Pack Man    
12:55  Opening Ceremony 
13:00  MASTER CLASS - Round of 14   
14:00  Side Act - Flying Bulls: T28, Alpha Jets, B25    
14:20  Side Act - Szebi Szóláth Wakeboard      
14:30  CHALLENGER CLASS - Prize Giving Ceremony    
14:40  Side Act - Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team 
15:00  MASTER CLASS - Round of 8     
15:30  MASTER CLASS - Final 4
15:55  MASTER CLASS - Prize Giving Ceremony       
16:00  Side Act - Jet Pack Man    
16:10  Side Act - Boeing C-17 Globemaster Flyby       
16:40  Celebration of the Winners
18:00  Activation Zone Closes

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Red Bull Air Race Budapest 2018

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