June 23, 2021

Ep. 17 - Matt Hall former RAAF Iraq War Fighter Pilot & Redbull Air Race Champion

Ep. 17 - Matt Hall former RAAF Iraq War Fighter Pilot & Redbull Air Race Champion

Matt Hall is a third generation pilot, a former RAAF Fighter Combat (Top Gun) Instructor and Iraq combat veteran.  Matt Hall Racing (MHR) is the only Australian aviation organisation to have competed in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, and Matt Hall is the current air race world champion.  Hall is a highly credentialed and skilled pilot with over 1500 Hornet hours, 500 hours in the F-15E Strike Eagle (including combat), over 700 hours in light aircraft and over 600 hours doing aerobatics. Ending his military career in 2009 as a Wing Commander, Hall was awarded dux of his Fighter Combat Instructor Course -Top Gun (1999), F/A-18 Hornet Operational Conversion Course (1995), Basic Fighter Pilot Course (1994) and Wings course (1992) and was also awarded Fighter Pilot of the Year in 1997. He has represented Australia as a United States Air Force (USAF) exchange officer in North Carolina, USA, instructed F-15E aircrew attending USAF Weapons School and briefed Australian Embassy staff at Washington annually on accomplishments and recommendations for future RAAF operations. Hall was also awarded the Air Medal and an Air Medal First Oak Leaf Cluster for operational service in Iraq where he flew in the second Gulf War.  Let's Go!