Long run with stunt pilots

Red Bull stunt plane zooms under Budapest's Chain Bridge. (photo by RedBullAirRace.com)

Red Bull Plane Under Chain Bridge

This morning, early, Matt Jackson and I did a long run together to downtown Budapest in preparation for the Budapest Half Marathon. It’s St. Istvan’s Day today, so the Chain Bridge was closed. We were dissapointed because it’s normally designated pedestrians-only on summer Saturdays. Our dissapointment was gone 30 seconds later as we saw the Red Bull stunt plane zoom under the Chain Bridge. Yes, under! We had our own private airshow for the next ten minutes, as five other planes flew the same obstacle course between the Chain Bridge and Margaret Bridge. Check out these pictures of the event.

One of the Red Bull pilots, Peter Besenyei, practices in Budaors, just across the field from our house, so we get regular airshows during the spring. But this one beat them all!

2 thoughts on “Long run with stunt pilots

  1. I enjoyed reading this. I am a friend of Matt Jackson and I was in Hungary this summer for SpeakOut 2005. The Chain Bridge is my favorite bridge in Budapest.

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