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  1 P. Bonhomme GBR 45  
  2 H. Arch AUT 44  
  2 N. Lamb GBR 44  
  4 M. Hall AUS 28  
  5 N. Ivanoff FRA 27  
  6 P. McLeod CAN 25  
  7 M. Dolderer GER 14  
  8 M. Sonka CZK 10  
  8 Y. Muroya JAP 10  
  10 P. Besenyei HUN 6  
  11 K. Chambliss USA 5  
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The Pilot: Paul Bonhomme
 
Team owner and race pilot Paul enjoys all types of flying, comes from an aviation family and describes himself as “not too bad” at Air Racing. Winning the World Championships 2009 & 2010, he has achieved an unsurpassed record of 36 podium finishes out of 50 races that includes 13 race wins. He caught the bug from his father, Colin, a British Army pilot who went on to a successful airline career. His mother also flew as a stewardess with BEA in the late fifties….. and his brother is a Captain flying the Airbus A320. Paul’s passion for aerobatics started when he worked at White Waltham airfield near London where he helped Richard Goode prepare and maintain his Pitts Special aircraft. Paul went on to fly aerobatics displays for Richard in the Pitts, Yak 50, Extra 300 and Sukhoi 26. He continues to display Russian aircraft alongside former Air Race pilot Steve Jones as the Matadors. In the meantime, the “day job” also took Paul into the airline world, starting with Air Cymru at Cardiff flying 737’s and he now flies 747’s for British Airways. At weekends he can occasionally be found flying vintage aircraft such as the Mustang and Spitfire for the Old Flying Machine Company at Duxford. Paul lives in Cambridgeshire, England with his wife Laura, his stepson Charlie, young daughter Olivia, Florence and Poppy.
Total Fying Hours 16300
Nationality British
Date of birth 22.09.1964

Technician:
Wade Hammond
 
Our team technician Wade Hammond was born for Air Racing.
Having met Paul in 1998 and worked on his aircraft, he joined the team for the 2005 season. This winning partnership keeps Wade on the road throughout the year where he has developed a global network of friends and resources.
Born in South Africa, he started the perfect apprenticeship at a young age, working on aircraft with his father, an electrical engineer. His vast engineering knowledge that is beyond his years, thirst for innovation and the latest technology keeps us consistently on the podium.
Wade enjoys mountain biking, holds a Private Pilot¹s Licence and is a true adventurist. During the three year break in Air Race, Wade has been working on heavy machinery in remote parts of Southern Africa coping with limited resources as only he can.
 
Team Coordinator - Logistics:
Nigel Warren
 
As team coordinator, Nigel Warren joined the team in 2008 to assist with the
continued success Paul & Wade had already achieved. His various responsibilities include ensuring that both pilot and technician’s lives flow smoothly with minimal disruption during hectic race weeks and is involved in our logistical planning.
An Englishman born in New Zealand, he has worked in and around general aviation for 22 years, including periods in Russian aircraft sales and 7 years as a commercial pilot flying Falcon Business Jets in the USA. Now based back in the UK he returns to the team in a part time capacity whilst continuing to work for a global pilot training supplier. When not involved in planning for the RBAR season he collects loyalty program points and tries to repeat Paul’s jokes.
 
Races and Media Team Coordinator:
Edward Cyster
 
Ed Cyster joined the team in 2013 working alongside Nigel as joint team
coordinator to handle all the PR and communication requirements as well as ferrying the race plane for the team when required. Being CEO of the 4media LTD Group of Companies, Edward has over 10 years’ experience in managing media and the key communication tools for just about any event.
While Scotland is home, life is in London where he is husband to one and father to two. Edward is also a Team GBR Competition Aerobatic Pilot and fly’s aero’s every week. His dad was an RAF fast jet pilot so he has grown up with flying. He did his first loop strapped to his mum's chest aged just six months old and has been hooked ever since. He learned to fly from the age of 12, he flew his first solo flight when he was 19 and although didn’t want to go down the commercial route like his father, flying and aerobatics is still his main focus in life.
 
 
 
 
 
Event Calendar
11
October 2014
October 11-12
Red Bull Air Race
Las Vegas - USA
01
November 2014
November 01-02
Red Bull Air Race
China - People's Republic of China

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