Nigel Lamb

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Nigel Lamb
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At the Red Bull Air Race, London on 28 July 2007
Born (1956-08-17) 17 August 1956 (age 57)
Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Nationality United Kingdom
Racing career
First race 2005
Best position 3rd (2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship)
Aircraft MXS-R
Website
nigellamb.com

Nigel Lamb is a renowned English aerobatics pilot.

Nigel Lamb was born on 17 August 1956 in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and was inspired to fly by his father, who was a Royal Air Force fighter pilot in World War II. Lamb first applied to join the Rhodesian Air Force at 11, and persisted until he was finally accepted at 18, in 1975, having finished his schooling at Umtali Boy's High School. He gained his wings to fly jets and helicopters in 1976.

In 1980, Lamb left the Air Force as an instructor and moved to England to join the Marlboro Aerobatic team. He has now been a professional display pilot for 30 years, flown over 1,750 public displays in over 30 countries worldwide including leading the first civilian team to fly in China in 1996. Nigel is the only pilot to have won the British National Unlimited Aerobatic Championship 8 times consecutively, and has spent the last five years putting his skills to the test in the highly challenging Red Bull Air Race World Championship, finishing the 2010 season in third position.

He also featured in some major movie productions as an aerial display pilot flying a variety of historical aircraft including a Spitfire, P-51 Mustang and a P-40 Kittyhawk.

Nigel Lamb is married to successful aerobatic pilot Hilary, and together they have three sons, Max, Daniel and Ben.

He enjoys skiing, scuba diving and squash.

Achievements[edit]

1986 -1993
  • British Unlimited Aerobatic Champion – 8 times. consecutively
1989
  • Masters of Aerobatics South Africa – Silver medal
  • Member of British team in three World Aerobatic Championships and two European championships.
  • British Freestyle Champion – 4 times.
United Kingdom Nigel Lamb
at the Red Bull Air Race World Series
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Wins Rank
2005 United Arab Emirates
DNP
Netherlands
DNP
Austria
DNP
Republic of Ireland
DNP
United Kingdom
9th
Hungary
8th
United States
7th
0 0 8th
2006 United Arab Emirates
9th
Spain
6th
Germany
8th
Russia
CAN
Turkey
6th
Hungary
DQ
United Kingdom
6th
United States
8th
Australia
8th
3 0 9th
2007 United Arab Emirates
11th
Brazil
7th
United States
8th
Turkey
8th
Spain
CAN
Switzerland
10th
United Kingdom
7th
Hungary
6th
Portugal
7th
United States
3rd
Mexico
CAN
Australia
8th
5 0 9th
2008 United Arab Emirates
8th
United States
6th
United States
12th
Sweden
CAN
Netherlands
8th
United Kingdom
5th
Hungary
6th
Portugal
5th
Spain
CAN
Australia
2nd
30 0 7th
2009 United Arab Emirates
4th
United States
6th
Canada
8th
Hungary
9th
Portugal
11th
Spain
2nd
32 0 6th
2010 United Arab Emirates
2nd
Australia
4th
Brazil
2nd
Canada
4th
United States
2nd
Germany
4th
Hungary
CAN
Portugal
CAN
55 0 3rd

Legend:

  • CAN: Cancelled
  • DNP: Did not participate
  • DNS: Did not show
  • DQ: Disqualified
  • NC: Not classified

See also[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  1. Flyboys (2006) (chief pilot)
  2. Hart's War (2002) (pilot: P-51 Mustang)
  3. Tmavomodrý svet (2001) (pilot: Spitfire), aka Dark Blue World (International: English title), aka Leidenschaft in dunklen Tagen (Germany: TV title)

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