Out and about

Behind the scenes at the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest

Thanks to all who entered our Red Bull Air Race ticket giveaway in June. And congratulations to our 10 lucky winners.

Red Bull Air Race pilots once again went head-to-head with two days of high flying action in the Hungarian capital last month. To join in with the racing spirit, we ran an exciting ticket promotion for our Sterling Card holders in the region. The first 10 customers to enter each won two tickets to the Budapest leg of the world championship.

With exclusive access to the event, our lucky winners were given the VIP treatment. The ‘behind the scenes experience’ included a tour of the hangar, as well as some of the best views of the racetrack from the grandstand.

Thanks also to those who made the most of our fuel price promotion at Budapest Airport during the race too. 

Huge congratulations go to Red Bull Air Race pilot, Martin Sonka, from the Czech Republic, who took the win in Budapest.

Customers at the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest
A Red Bull Air Race pilot flies under the iconic Chain Bridge in Budapest
One of the race pilots, Matthias Dolderer, mingles with our customers
One lucky customer gets some technical insights from Cristian Bolton's engineer

All fuelled up by the Austrian Airshow

As the main sponsor for the event, it was great to see so many familiar (and not so familiar) faces at the 2nd Austrian Airshow on 9 June at Bad Vöslau Airport (LOAV).

It pulled in a crowd of around 13,000 spectators. And at the Fly-In, the night before the airshow opened, we were joined by some of the pilots for a traditional meal in an authentic Heuriger (Austrian tavern) close to the airfield.

Despite the less than perfect weather conditions, pilots pulled off an impressive display of aerobatics and parachute formations. Highlights included displays by the Raven Display Team from the UK and the Red Bull Gyrocopter Rotor Wings Team from Austria.

For the big kids in the crowd, there was an exciting collection of radio controlled (RC) aircraft models. What’s not to love about seeing a MIG-35 model take to the skies, even if it’s wingspan is only 5 metres?