Michael Goulian Wins Red Bull Air Race 2009 Budapest

It was a real surprise for Budapest, Hungary to see 41-year-old US Michael Goulian winning the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest.

He was eleventh in the championship before the race arrived in Budapest, thus it was a little bit surprising that he flew the best time among the top four.

Red Bull Air Race - Budapest

Michael Goulian

20th of August is a national holiday in Hungary. Traditionally this holiday welcomes tens of thousands watching planes flying over the river Danube in downtown Budapest on the riverbanks. The first Red Bull Air race took place here on this day some six years ago. Founder of the race, Hungarian Peter Besenyei finished 8th today.

Besenyei with the Parliament in the background

Besenyei with the Parliament in the background

This day is also remarkable as old MIG fighter planes (MIG-29s) said goodbye to the Hungarian audience as they will get retired from serving in the Hungarian Air Force. They have been replaced by Saab Gripens.

Another highlight of the day was that rally driver Sebastian Loeb flew a Red Bull Air Race plane over Budapest.

Loeb in an Air Race plane

Loeb in an Air Race plane

More news on the Red Bull Air Race on the official website.

(more pictures are coming soon)

By Szafi


2 Responses to “Michael Goulian Wins Red Bull Air Race 2009 Budapest”

  1. 1 kambrium August 31, 2009 at 10:57 pm

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  2. 2 airline complaints November 1, 2009 at 5:42 am

    great race, definitely recommend it for someone who has never seen an air race event. i had a chance to attend couple years back when it was hosted by detroit, michigan, my home town. i had office passes, which allowed us to watch it from our offices over the weekend through glass windows. the best part? we could pick the floor….so i was essentially watching the planes go by at eye level. very nice experience…

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