Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team

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The Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team is a Czech aerobatic team. The team fly four XA42 aircraft, painted in the colors of Red Bull energy drink for sponsorship reasons. All team's planes use white smoke generators during air shows.

Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team
Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team
Jiri Saller, Miroslav Krejci, Jiri Veprek, Radka Machova

Crew[edit]

The Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team home location is airfield near of Jaroměř in north-eastern part of Bohemia.[1] The four pilots are: Leader Stanislav Čejka, left wing Jan Rudzinskyj, right wing Miroslav Krejčí and slot Jan Tvrdík (line-up in 2017). The team also includes manager Martin Nepovím and engineer Miloš Špreňar. Stanislav Čejka and Jan Rudzinskyj constitute also the Flying Bulls Duo team.[2] Stanislav Čejka and Jan Tvrdík are the Czech Air Force fighter pilots flying Saab JAS 39 Gripen and Aero L-159 Alca planes.[3] The previous team was: Radka Máchová (leader), Jiří Saller (left wing), Miroslav Krejčí (right wing) and Jiří Vepřek (slot). They used Czech aerobatic planes Zlín Z-50.[4] That formation felt apart when Radka Máchová was removed from leader position. Jiří Saller left the team during subsequent controversy. Jiří Vepřek ended due to his health problems.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Diplomas d'Honneur, FAI
  • Multiple Champion, FAI World Grand Prix
  • Winner, Nippon Grand Prix, 2001

Accidents[edit]

Two planes of previous team members (Radka Máchová and Jiří Saller) collided during Aero India 2015 air show at Bangalore, India. Although Máchová’s plane lost its propeller and Saller’s plane had heavily damaged wing and damaged control surfaces, both pilots landed without any injuries.[6][7][5][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team - Czech team in the sky". www.redbull.com.
  2. ^ "The flying bulls".
  3. ^ "Píše.cz - ověření". akroctyrka-jaromer.pise.cz.
  4. ^ "Piloti se přede mnou vytahují až do nouzového přistání, říká šéfová elitní akrobatické letky". iDNES.cz. November 13, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Budu válečná pilotka, těší se elitní letecká akrobatka. Je jí 66 let". iDNES.cz. June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.oneindia.com/india/aero-india-2015-accident-red-bull-aircraft-close-shave-bengaluru-1658963.htm
  7. ^ "Planes Scrape Each Other Mid-Air at Bengaluru Show, Nobody Injured". NDTV.
  8. ^ Лысцеваwrote, Марина; fotografersha 2015-02-19 21:17:00, 2015-02-19 21:17:00 Марина Лысцева. "Слава богу, все живы!". fotografersha.livejournal.com.

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