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Interview with Britain’s Ben Murphy ahead of Air Racing finale

This weekend, Ben Murphy and the Blades Racing Team will close out a stellar rookie campaign in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship with the finale in Fort Worth,

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The Red Bull Air Race Rocket Men: The rapid ascent of Air Racing pilots Brageot and Murphy

Something special is brewing in the elite ranks of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

Over the past two seasons, a pair of newcomers – Mika Brageot of France and Ben Murphy of Great Britain – have rocketed to success at unprecedented speed during their respective rookie seasons.

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Sywell at 90: “You can fly well at Sywell”

Located just five nautical miles from Northampton, Sywell Aerodrome has been in operation for 90 years, and has remained in private ownership since it’s opening. With three working runways and several aviation companies based on site,

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The Blades has donated over £34,386 to long-term charity partner the RAF Benevolent Fund – a charity close to the team’s heart.

The Blades pilots, with strong heritage drawn from the Red Arrows,

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Blades Racing Team finish in the top 4 at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway

In the penultimate race of the Blades first Red Bull Air Race World Championship, Ben Murphy beats both Yoshi Muroya and Kirby Chambliss to secure his first ever top four finish.

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This weekend: First US race for Blades Racing Team

Ben Murphy is no newcomer to the USA’s historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Across the past two seasons he earned a pair of podium finishes at “The Brickyard” in the second competition category of the Red Bull Air Race,

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The Blades donates £4,000 to Aerobility to help give disabled aviators their wings

The Blades has donated over £4,000 to Aerobility, a charity which gives disabled people the opportunity to fly.

The leading team of former Red Arrow pilots welcomed Aerobility’s Chairman Shona Bowman,

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The Blades Aerobatic Display team end its thirteenth display season on an all-time high

The Blades Aerobatic Display team brings a momentous display season to a close after displaying to an estimated two million spectators over the UK this summer.

The team flew thirty-nine dynamic and cutting-edge displays,

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Blades Racing Team finish 13th in a challenging race in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

Having shown the world their potential in Kazan, finishing 5th the Blades Racing Team were confident that they could push even more here in Austria.

The build up to the race weekend looked promising with good results in Free Practice and a clear game plan for the track which featured the first standing start of the season.

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Ben Murphy finishes 8th in Qualifying in the return of the Red Bull Air Race in Austria

Blades Racing Team put down yet another solid performance in their rookie year, finishing 8th in Qualifying with 59.854 seconds and pitting them against Kirby Chamblis in the Round of 14 tomorrow for a second time this season.

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