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Péter Besenyei

Hungarian Air Racer
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Born Jun 8, 1956

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 Péter entered his first flying competition by piloting a glider and showed his talent, finishing in second place.
1982 26 Years Old Péter 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 Péter Besenyei won 2 gold and 2 silver medals and he was named the most successful aerobatics pilot of his time. … Read More

FORTIES

2001 45 Years Old Besenyei is sometimes referred to as the godfather of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship because of his work helping develop it. He was asked, in 2001 by Austrian energy-drink company Red Bull, to help develop the concept of an air racing competition. … Read More

FIFTIES

2015 59 Years Old Besenyei retired from the Red Bull Air Race at the completion of the 2015 season. … Read More
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