Hannes Arch

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Hannes Arch
Hannes Arch pilot.jpg
Arch in 2010
Born (1967-09-22)22 September 1967
Leoben, Styria, Austria
Died 8 September 2016(2016-09-08) (aged 48)
Heiligenblut am Großglockner, Carinthia, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Racing career
First race 2007
Best position 1st (2008)
Aircraft Zivko Edge 540
Website
hannesarch.com

Hannes Arch (22 September 1967 – 8 September 2016) was an Austrian pilot who competed in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship from 2007 to 2016.[1] Arch won the World Championship in the 2008 season.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hannes Arch was born in Leoben, Austria in 1967.

Death[edit]

Hannes Arch died on 8 September 2016 in a helicopter crash in the Austrian Alps during a helicopter supply flight to a remote mountain lodge, the Elberfelder Hut. Shortly after takeoff at about 9:15pm, the helicopter struck the side of a mountain.[3] Arch died of a broken neck, a passenger survived the crash. Arch was accompanied in the helicopter by the mountain hut's owner Reinhard B., a 62-year-old German who ran the Alpine hut which Arch had delivered supplies to. The German was seriously injured in the crash but survived.

Hannes Arch was buried at a funeral attended by his closest relatives in Trofaiach on 13 September 2016.

Red Bull X-Alps[edit]

Hannes made his mark on the paragliding scene inventing the grueling international competition known as the Red Bull X-Alps, taking the world’s most elite paragliding pilots across the Alps from Austria to Monaco entirely by air or foot in a race against the clock. The event quickly gained a reputation as one of the world’s toughest adventure races.

Red Bull Air Race Results[edit]

Austria Hannes Arch
at the Red Bull Air Race World Series
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Wins Rank
2007 United Arab Emirates
DNQ
Brazil
4th
United States
10th
Turkey
11th
Spain
CAN
Switzerland
12th
United Kingdom
11th
Hungary
10th
Portugal
12th
United States
10th
Mexico
CAN
Australia
9th
3 0 10th
2008 United Arab Emirates
2nd
United States
4th
United States
3rd
Sweden
CAN
Netherlands
2nd
United Kingdom
3rd
Hungary
1st
Portugal
1st
Spain
CAN
Australia
3rd
61 2 1st
2009 United Arab Emirates
1st
United States
3rd
Canada
2nd
Hungary
4th
Portugal
2nd
Spain
4th
60 1 2nd
2010 United Arab Emirates
11th
Australia
1st
Brazil
1st
Canada
1st
United States
4th
Germany
1st
Hungary
CAN
Portugal
CAN
60 4 2nd
2014 United Arab Emirates
2nd
Croatia
1st
Malaysia
2nd
Poland
1st
United Kingdom
8th
United States
8th
United States
5th
China
4th
53 1 2nd
2015  United Arab Emirates
4
 Japan
11
 Croatia
1
 Hungary
1
 United Kingdom
8
 Austria
12
 United States
9
 United States
5
34 2 3
2016  United Arab Emirates
DSQ
 Austria
2
 Japan
6
 Hungary
2
 United Kingdom
3
 Germany
5
 United States
DNP
 United States
DNP
41 0 3

Legend:

  • *Season Still In Progress
  • CAN: Cancelled
  • DNP: Did not participate
  • DNQ: Did not qualify
  • DNS: Did not show
  • DQ: Disqualified
  • NC: Not classified

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Mangold
Red Bull Air Race World Series Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Paul Bonhomme