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Red Bull Air Race Budapest

June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Date is Not Official Yet!

The Red Bull Air Race, a dazzling air competition popular all over the world, comes back to Budapest city centre around the 3rd weekend of June.

red bull air race-in front of the ParliamentIf you’re spending your vacation here at the time of the race you’ll sure see the spectacular event over the river Danube between Elizabeth and Margaret Bridges: a central and scenic location for this amazing aerial performance.

If you’re a hardcore Red Bull Air race fan and only come to our city to watch the race then you’ll have the chance to also see the most famous historic sights of the Hungarian capital.

Program schedule

The Danube meanders gracefully between the two city parts, Buda and Pest, under the 6 central bridges

  • Rákóczi Bridge,
  • Petőfi Bridge,
  • Szabadság Bridge,
  • Erzsébet Bridge,
  • Margithíd.

the Gellért Hill and the DanubeThe riverbanks are dotted with the city’s best-known landmarks:

in Buda:

in Pest:

the Parliament photographed from a boat on the Danube

  • the neogothic Hungarian Academy of Sciences,

Budapest is one of the the most exciting locations in the Red Bull Air Race World Series becuase of the Chain Bridge, the oldest bridge of the city, flying under which takes a lot of skill.

Péter Besenyei, the only Hungarian competitor who has flown under the bridge more than 100th times,  knows this well.

The most important thing for every pilot is to correctly assess the distance between the Danube and the edgee of the bridge which is 8 m.

Note: Public transport services (as well as car traffic) in the area will be limited between 21. – 24. June (Thursday – Sunday). Tram 2 for example will not run on 23 – 24. June.

Replacement bus No. 2  will carry passengers between Közvágóhíd and Nyugati Pályaudvar terminis. There’ll be a range of other changes in public transportation about which you can learn here.

Tickets:

Public Grandstand (23 – 24. June/Saturday-Sunday): adult: 30, 35, and 40 EUR , children (under 14 years of age): 15-20 EUR.

Program Schedule 2018:

Red Bull air race sitemap on the Pest and Buda banks of the Danube
Click to Enlarge Map!

Saturday, 23. June- Qualifying Day

  • 10:00 Activation Zone Opens
  • 10:50 CHALLENGER CLASS – Free Practice 3
  • 11:10 Side Act – Pál Takáts Paramotor
  • 11:50 Side Act – Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team
  • 13:20 MASTER CLASS – Free Practice 3
  • 14:40 Side Act – Peter Besenyei Aerobatic Display
  • 15:00 CHALLENGER CLASS – Qualifying
  • 15:10 Side Act – Jet Pack Man
  • 16:00 MASTER CLASS – Qualifying
  • 17:30 Side Act – Flying Bulls: T28, Alpha Jets, B25
  • 18:00 Activation Zone Closes

Sunday,  24. June – Race Day

  • 10:00 Activation Zone Opens
  • 10:30 Side Act – Szebi Szóláth Wakeboard
  • 11:00 CHALLENGER CUP
  • 11:10 Side Act – Pal Takats Paramotor
  • 11:40 Side Act – Peter Besenyei Aerobatic Display
  • 12:45 Side Act – Jet Pack Man
  • 12:55 Opening Ceremony
  • 13:00 MASTER CLASS – Round of 14
  • 14:00 Side Act – Flying Bulls: T28, Alpha Jets, B25
  • 14:20 Side Act – Szebi Szóláth Wakeboard
  • 14:30 CHALLENGER CLASS – Prize Giving Ceremony
  • 14:40 Side Act – Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team
  • 15:00 MASTER CLASS – Round of 8
  • 15:30 MASTER CLASS – Final 4
  • 15:55 MASTER CLASS – Prize Giving Ceremony
  • 16:00 Side Act – Jet Pack Man
  • 16:10 Side Act – Boeing C-17 Globemaster Flyby
  • 16:40 Celebration of the Winners
  • 18:00 Activation Zone Closes

Sunday – Race Day

  • 10:30    Doors open
  • 11:20     Side Act – Parkour Norbert Kajtár
  • 11:30     Side Act – Freestyle Football Kitti Száz, Roland Karászi
  • 11:40     Side Act – Flatland Bike Pál Gyenes
  • 11:50     Side Act – Trial Bike Show Andras Jamrik (Gravity Academy)
  • 12:00     CHALLENGER CUP
  • 12:10     Side Act – DJ Whiteboy
  • 12:40     Side Act – Parkour Norbert Kajtár
  • 12:50     Side Act – Freestyle Football Kitti Száz, Roland Karászi
  • 13:00     Side Act – Flatland Bike Pál Gyenes
  • 13:15     Side Act – Wellhelo Concert
  • 13:35     Side Act – Trial Bike Show Andras Jamrik (Gravity Academy)
  • 13:50     Grand Opening Ceremony
  • 14:00     MASTER CLASS – Round of 14
  • 15:00     Side Act – Scratch Show & B2B DJ Battle
  • 15:10     Side Act – Flying Bulls aeroplanes
  • 15:30     Side Act – Flying Bulls BO105 helicopter
  • 15:40     Side Act – DJ Whiteboy
  • 15:40     Side Act – Freestyle Football Kitti Száz, Roland Karászi
  • 16:00     MASTER CLASS – Round of 8
  • 16:30     MASTER CLASS – Final 4
  • 16:55     MASTER CLASS – Prize Giving Ceremony
  • 17:00     Side Acts – Grand Final Show Djs Whiteboy, R’nold, Q-Cee, Sonny Kraft, Mass-P, Parkour, Freestyle Football, Trial Bike Show, Flatland Bike
  • 17:20     Celebration of the winners
  • 18:00     Program ends

More information can be found on the event’s official website.

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Details

Start:
June 22, 2019
End:
June 23, 2019
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