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Péter Besenyei

Pilot + Champion + Rival
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Born Jun 8, 1956
Age 58

Péter Besenyei is a renowned Hungarian aerobatics pilot and world champion air racer. He was born on June 8, 1956 in Körmend, Hungary. He lived near the airport of Budapest and became interested in flying when he was a child. From watching 1962 World Aerobatic Championships he decided to become a pilot. At 15 years of age he flew a glider for the first time. In 1976 Peter entered his first flying competition by piloting a glider and showed his talent, finishing in second place.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1956 Birth He was born on June 8, 1956 in Körmend, Hungary. … Read More
1962 6 Years Old From watching 1962 World Aerobatic Championships he decided to become a pilot. … Read More

TWENTIES

1976 20 Years Old In 1976 Peter entered his first flying competition by piloting a glider and showed his talent, finishing in second place.
1982 26 Years Old Peter Besenyei became an aerobatics pilot and won several titles in national and international championships. He won his first gold medal in 1982 at the Austrian National Championships. … Read More
1984 28 Years Old He invented a number of original snap rolls and, in 1984, the "knife-edge spin".

THIRTIES

1995 39 Years Old In 1995 Peter Besenyei won 2 gold and 2 silver medals and he was named the most successful aerobatics pilot of his time.

FORTIES

2001 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001 Besenyei flew upside down under the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, that spans the river Danube in Budapest, a maneuver that became a standard in air races today.
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