183 – Aerobatics and Red Bull Air Racing
Guest: Matt Hall Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Kolja Dummann
Matt Hall is a pilot at the Red Bull Air Race and a professional aerobatics/air show pilot, and in this episode we talk about both. We start out with how Matt got into flying through gliders and ultralights. We then discuss competition aerobatics and air show flying, and the difference between the two. We continue with air racing and take a look at his MXS-R airplane, which, at the time of recording, was at the DG factory in Bruchsal, where we met for the recording. We conclude the episode with a brief discussion of his military flying, which included the F-18 for the RAAF and the F-15E on exchange with the USAF.
Introduction of Matt Hall00:01:18
General Aviation | Glider towing | Auster aircraft | Glider pilot license | Winch launch | Solo flight | Cable break on take off (glider) | Ultra light plane | Lockwood Drifter | Rotax engine | Cessna 150
Air Show Flying00:47:00
Lomcovak | "It's just a show"
Reb Bull Air Racing00:59:27
Nigel Lamb | "Two hundred knots, forty feet, around pylons, downtown locations" | Pilot Matt Hall Skims Water During Red Bull Air Race Qualifying Session Windsor | G-Stall