#18 Petr.Kopfstein


Before joining the Master Class of the Red Bull Air Race in 2016, Czech pilot Petr Kopfstein claimed seven race podiums in the Challenger Class and the crown of 2014 Challenger Cup Champion.
Kopfstein dreamed of flying from childhood and signed up for piloting lessons with the first money he made while at university. He had an immediate affinity for high-G flying. “I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he recalls.
He joined the Czech Aerobatic Team in 2007 and earned the Czech National Championship title in four categories including Unlimited, as well as Unlimited podiums at the German and Hungarian championships. While he’s passionate about sport in all its forms, from snowboarding to scuba diving, Kopfstein finds that nothing beats being in the air. So far, he has accumulated more than 1,500 hours flying more than 30 aircraft, including helicopters.