The Blades Racing Team


Ben Murphy

Ben Murphy, former leader of the aerobatic team, has represented The Blades on the international stage this year competing in eight locations across the world and to billions of people in 180 territories:

Abu Dhabi (February), Cannes (April), Chiba (May), Budapest (June), Kazan (August), Vienna (September), Indianapolis (October), and Texas (November).

Signifying the ‘Best of British’, Ben is the only GB competitor taking on 13 of the Worlds elite pilots in an eight race campaign for the World Championship Title in his Edge 540 – a customised, high performance racing plane.

Racing just 25 metres from the ground at 370km/h, enduring up to 10g… only the best of the best are given the highly coveted ‘International Super Licence’ to race.

Red Bull has positioned air racing as a main stream racing series, taking motorsport sky-bound into the freedom of three dimensions.



Ben’s Flight Path



The Plane



TOP SPEED            424 km/h (265 mph)

WING SPAN          7.42 m

ROLL RATE             420 degrees/s

MAX G                     +14 G/ -14G

WEIGHT                  531 kg

CYLINDERS            6

POWERPLANT     1 x modified Lycoming AEIO-540, 3 blade, (340hp)

RBAR Race Calendar 2018


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