Air Race Pilot – Competitor 24 Ben Murphy

Ben Murphy is a former Royal Air Force front line fighter pilot, who also served as leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. Having hung up his fast jet flying boots and swapped them for a pair of high performance unlimited aerobatic flying shoes in 2013, in 2016 he took a massive leap of faith and entered the octane fuelled sport of air racing when he joined the thrilling world of the Red Bull Air Race in the “Challenger Cup”. In 2018 His performance saw him make a spectacularly rapid move into the Master Class of this elite sport. This year, he enters the new “Air Race” series – stay tuned!

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“You enter what I can only describe as a flow state…”

Ben Murphy of Great Britain performs during training day at the fourth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Budapest, Hungary on June 22, 2018.

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