It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of our long-time, close friend Hannes Arch in a private helicopter flight at Carinthia, Austria.
Hannes has been a Red Bull Athlete for over 25 years. The world mainly knew Hannes as an amazingly successful Red Bull Air Race pilot. This was only one of the ways in which his spirit found expression. In younger days he was ranked as one of the world's leading mountaineers and climbers and was one of the first aerobatic paragliders.
We will miss his warmth, sense of fun and boundless energy.
To his family and many other friends, we extend our deepest sympathy.