Social Bites: working in the offseason

Testing, training and socialising. The pilots of the Red Bull Air Race have been busy

Kopfstein has been testing

It's only a short offseason for the teams of the Red Bull Air Race. They don't have much time to prepare for the upcoming season. And with their raceplanes being shipped off soon, they needed to get everything done. Here's what they've been up to...

Pete McLeod was pleased to feel the sun on his face as he ferried his raceplane...

Kirby Chambliss takes time out from packing to admire a stunning sunset...

Matt Hall Racing is enjoying the Australian summer and also welcoming new team member, Andrew Musgrove...

Petr Kopfstein has made a tiny addition to his wing for 2017...

Michael Goulian's team is one of the hardest working – and just because the season has stopped it doesn't mean the work has...

Peter Podlunsek has finished test flights and the team looks happy with the results...

Martin Sonka manages to squeeze in one more flight test before packing...

And Matthias Dolderer watches on as his wingbox goes into the container...