Facts

Name

Hannes Arch

September 22, 1967 - September 8, 2016

 

 

Profession

Aerobatic and stunt pilot,  race pilot, helicopter pilot, paragliding and hang gliding pilot, mountaineer, B.A.S.E. jumper

Aircraft

Zivko Edge 540 V3

Hometown

Trofaiach, Austria

Milestones

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2016 3rd (posthumous) of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
2015 3rd of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
First place at Red Bull Air Race Budapest (HUN)
First place at Red Bull Air Race Rovinj (HRV)
2014 Red Bull Air Race Vice World Champion
2012 Bronze medalist at the FAI European Aerobatic World Championship, category freestyle
2011 World premiere of Rhythm & Air show in Al Ain, UAE
Commercial shoot for milon at the Red Bull race circuit in Spielberg, Austria.
2010 Vice world champion, 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
First place at Red Bull Air Race Perth (AUS)
First place at Red Bull Air Race Rio (BRA)
First place at Red Bull Air Race Windsor (CAN)
First place at Red Bull Air Race Lausitz (GER)
2009 Vice world champion, 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
First place at Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi (UAE)
2008 World champion, 2008 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
First place at Red Bull Air Race Budapest (HUN)
First place at Red Bull Air Race Porto (POR)
2007 Qualified for the 2007 Red Bull Air Race World Series.
Rookie of the Year
2006 Gold Medalist at the FAI European Aerobatic World Championship in the Freestyle Category in Switzerland.
2005 Race Director of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
2003 Inventor and mastermind behind the international adventure race Red Bull X-Alps.
First person to B.A.S.E. jump from the Matterhorn north face in Switzerland, the highest B.A.S.E. jump in Europe at 4000m.
2000 Founding of "Airpro GmbH", a company specializing in aviation marketing and extreme sports productions.
World record stunt: paraglider take-off and landing on top of a hot air balloon.
First person to B.A.S.E. jump from the Eiger north face in Switzerland, exit 3000m MSL.
1999 First place in Paragliding Aerobatics at the “Eurosport Mad Masters” in France.
1997 First place at “Vertigo” in Switzerland, the first unofficial Aerobatic Paragliding World Championship.
1996 Paragliding test pilot and World Cup pilot for "Paratech".
1995 Founding of the Red Bull Acro Team, the heart of the free flying scene.
1990 First ascent of the route “Big Time 8+/A3” in Alaska at Mount London.
Various sport climbs up to degree 10/8b.
1987 IFMGA/UIAA International ski and mountain guide.
1986 "The Shield" - Big wall climb on El Capitan in California, aged 19.
1982 First solo flight with a Hang Glider aged 15.