Red Bull Air Race 2008

this year there was no flying under Chain Bridge

Hungarion version

The energy drink manufacturer based in Austria this year practically organised the air race for themselves. Their in-house competitior Hannes Arch managed to win the current race for the first time. Of course he drank some Red Bull in celebration on top of the podium. Hungarian commpetitor Peter Bessenyei placed fifth despite the advantage of the home field. Thus he couldn’t receive the Herendi made trophy shaped after Hungary’s mythologic  bird the turul.

This year none of the pilots were allowed to make the fly under landmark Chain Bridge which became a tradition bound to the race. However the operative branch overseeing security measures of the event did allow the flights under the bridge, organisers of Red Bull decided not to take the risk considering the high water level of the river and the high amount of debris it carries with it. They didn’t want to risk adding some airplane parts to it. Here you find a selection of my photos from the race.

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLUv

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLUv

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLUv

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Red-Bull-Air-Race-2008/G0000ay_TOhlkVAE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

Red Bull Air Race 2008 Budapest

Red Bull Air Race held during a national holiday over river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Wednesday, 20. August 2008.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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