Hannes wins first place

2014-04-16

Congratulations Hannes for your victory at the Red Bull Air Race in Rovinj!

Flying in another dimension

Very few people have spent more time in the air than the Austrian stunt pilot, Hannes Arch. He is one of the most experienced aerobatic pilots in the world. He achieved one of his greatest successes in 2008 when he won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for the first time.  In 2009 and 2010, he took second place at the same event. However, Hannes is not simply a competitor in this championship, he is also one of the co-organisers. The event is celebrating its comeback in 2014 after a three-year break: "I am happy  the race is taking place again. We are all competitors and we all want to win. My life will change dramatically now," says Hannes, talking about the comeback of the race series.

In his younger years Hannes  already established a reputation as an extreme paraglider, stuntman and base jumper. Since 1998, alongside his many spectacular feats, including a base jump from the north face of the Eiger in 2000, he has  concentrated on his career as a stunt pilot. Hannes also emphasised his taste for extreme challenges in 2003, when he invented the legendary Red Bull X-Alps. This is a competition in which competitors must cross the Alps using paragliders and on foot, covering a total of 850 kilometres.

Since the start of 2014, Hannes and his team  have been equipped by X-BIONIC®: "I am happy to have a reliable partner at my side. For my extreme adventures, I need to be able to trust my equipment completely, and this is the case with X-BIONIC®."

 

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Hannes was born in 1967 and by the age of 16, he had already passed his special pilot's licence. By the time he was 19, he had qualified as a state-approved mountain and ski guide. He studied sports science and gave lectures in sports climbing at the University of Graz. In 2001, he won the "Advanced" category of the Swiss stunt pilot championship and became a member of the  Swiss national stunt pilot team. In 2000, Hannes started up Airpro GmbH for film productions and stunt co-ordination.

Hannes comments on X-BIONIC®

"Whether I'm in a plane, training on my bike or climbing a mountain, with X-BIONIC® I'm always wearing the right clothing, no matter what the weather. For my forthcoming competitions in the Red Bull Air Race championship this year, I can count on X-BIONIC® - let the race begin!"

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