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Red Bull Air Race

San Diego

April 15-16

Tickets for the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in San Diego are on sale now.

Ticket Information

Use promo code rbarAOPA17 for 10% off

Air racing world championship for pilots

AOPA is partnering with Red Bull Air Race to celebrate the world’s fastest motorsport at two world-class destinations: San Diego on April 15-16 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 14-15. Get your adrenaline rush from the speed, agility, and precision of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship! The pilots use the fastest, most agile, and lightweight racing planes to navigate the low–level aerial tracks. Follow along as these amazing athletes take flying to the limit and get the insider track on what it feels like to be a Red Bull Air Race pilot. Join the excitement and keep up with the Red Bull Air Race – the world's fastest motorsport series!

Tickets on sale now!

Enter promo code rbarAOPA17 for 10% off.

Meet the Red Bull Pilots

Fourteen outstanding pilots from 10 different nations will be competing in the master class category in eight races across the globe for the title of 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Champion.

Click here to learn more about the competitors.

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AOPA Ambassador Michael Goulian finished strong at the first race of the year in Abu Dhabi in February. Follow Michael and fellow U.S. racer Kirby Chambliss as they represent America on the world stage. As pilots, we know firsthand the unique challenges and joys they face - from the satisfaction of passing a grueling check ride to the lifelong chase of that elusive perfect flight!


Free Hangar Tour at Brown Field (KSDM)

You’ve seen the race planes from afar, now see them up close. Nothing complements your race weekend better than a trip to the race hangars. As AOPA member, a visit to the hangars offers an opportunity to meet the pilots, talk to the teams and see the planes up close – a must for any Red Bull Air Race fan. Click here to RSVP


Flying to the race?

Head to Crownair Aviation at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF) for special pricing. Crownair will host a Welcome Center at the airport with complimentary soda, water and snacks, plus sunscreen and visors. They’ll also provide race attendees:

  • FUEL DISCOUNT: $.25/gallon off for AvGas or JetA fuel
  • FREE airplane parking
  • FREE shuttle service Friday afternoon and Saturday morning service from the airport to the race or downtown hotel. Guests will need to catch a cab/Uber back to their  plane when they are departing.


Not able to make it to San Diego in April? Head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the final race of the season as pilots battle it out over the Brickyard. Stay tuned for more information on the AOPA Brickyard Bash.

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For the final race of the year, the Red Bull Air Race returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana, USA on October 14-15.

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Race Results

As of

    • 1
    • Martin Sonka
    • CZE
    • 15
    • 2
    • Juan Velarde
    • ESP
    • 12
    • 3
    • Pete McLeod
    • CAN
    • 9
    • 4
    • Matthias Dolderer
    • GER
    • 7
    • 5
    • Nicolas Ivanoff
    • FRA
    • 6
    • 6
    • Michael Goulian
    • USA
    • 5
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