The Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter or the BO105 C, is the only helicopter fit for aerobatics to this day, with many more tricks up its sleeve. The original model was built in 1967 as the first lightweight helicopter in the world. The version you will see on Memorial Day Weekend at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach was built in 1984 and used in the oil fields of the Gulf of Mexico before making its home amongstThe Flying Bulls, a group of aviation enthusiasts with a great passion for rare historical airplanes and helicopters. They not only watch over the most beautiful and exceptional fleet of planes in the world, they have played a significant role in the creation of Hangar‑7 in Salzburg, Austria.
The Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter can flip forward and backward, do barrel rolls, loops, vertical climbs, nose dives, and more in a matter of seconds. It will be joined by four skydivers from the Red Bull Air Force, a team assembled from the most accomplished and experienced skydivers, BASE jumpers, wingsuit fliers, and paraglider pilots on the planet.
Aaron Fitzgerald, a former US Army Paratrooper in the Airborne Division, Medal of Valor recipient and a utility flying professional, will be piloting the Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter at the Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach. The astonishing coordinated maneuverability of the heli plus the grace and guts of the skydivers will be combined for an eight-minute routine sure to entertain the masses. Expect to see low-pull, high-performance canopy swoops by humans, performed above-head in harmony with spins, curls and dips by a an almost weightless machine.