Air Safety

AAIB sending team to Cumbria glider crash

The Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) is sending a team to the site of a glider accident in Cumbria. The aircraft crashed yesterday (7th August) near Kirkland Cumbria and is understood to have suffered substantial damage. The pilot is believed to have been the sole occupant.

Air Sports

Darth Vader to return to Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta have announced that they have raised enough money to bring the infamous Darth Vader balloon back to Bristol. The Star Wars based special shape was built by Bristol-based Cameron Balloons under a project with the codename “Head One” and unveiled in 2007. [read more]

Ben Murphy of Great Britain performs during the finals at the seventh round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States on October 7, 2018.
Air Sports

4th place for Ben Murphy in Indy Air Race

Britain’s Ben Murphy just missed out on a podium place when he finished 4th at the Indianapolis Air Race last weekend. The Blades Racing Team pilot got through to the final round of 4 after beating American Kirby Chambliss in the round of 8. That result saw Ben scored his [read more]

Ben Murphy flies under the bridge in Budapest (Image: Armin Walcher / Red Bull Content Pool)
Air Sports

Solid 8th place for Ben Murphy in Budapest

Ben Murphy secured a solid 8th place in the Budapest Air Race yesterday. Ben, who qualified in 8th place, blast through the masterclass round of 14 by beating two-time champion Kirby Chambliss with a time of 59.996. The round of 8 saw Ben pitted against an in-form Michael Goulian. Both [read more]

Ben Murphy cross between the pylons in Budapest (Image: Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool)
Air Sports

Ben Murphy qualifies 8th after smoke issue

Britains Ben Murphy has qualified 8th for this weekends Red Bull Air Race in Budapest. Flying a time of 57.97s should have put Ben in 4th but he received a one second time penalty for an insufficient smoke violation. The penalty means Ben will face two-time Air Race champion Kirby Chambliss [read more]

Ben Murphy crossing the finish line in Chiba Japan (Samo Vidic)
Air Sports

Ben Murphy ends up 11th in Chiba Air Race

Britain’s Ben Murphy has ended the weekend in 11th place in the Red Bull Air Race in Chiba, Japan. After a qualifying 14th due to technical issues, the Blades Racing Team member lost out to Micheal Goulian in the round of 14 with the American putting in a time of 0:56.422 compared [read more]