Kirby Chambliss

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Kirby Chambliss has spent so much time up flying his Zivko Edge 540’s he now jokes that the plane controls and wings are a mere extension of his own arms. It’s second nature. The former Red Bull Air Race World Champion, was raised racing motocross but always knew he’d be a pilot.

After his first aerobatic flight Kirby was immediately hooked. The idea of turning a plane upside down opened up a whole new world of opportunities for the young pilot.  As years continued Kirby tirelessly trained, perfecting each maneuver and routine. His persistence paid off with increased recognition at air shows, mounting fan base and acceptance onto the U.S. National Aerobatic Team.  To date, Kirby is a five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion (FAI World Aerobatic Championships, bronze & team bronze in 2005, silver & bronze in 2003, bronze & team silver in 1998).

Named one of the top 15 aerobatic pilots in the country, Kirby was invited to compete in the first Red Bull Air Race events held in the early 2000’s. He is a two time Red Bull Air Race World Champion.


Red Bull Air Race pilot Kirby Chambliss at home in the Arizona desert.