Lycoming Partners with Matt Hall Racing

News 01.23.24

Matt Hall is the reigning Red Bull Air Race world champion and former Royal Australian Air Force top gun fighter pilot. Matt placed third in his world championship racing debut in 2009 and has since accumulated seven wins and 25 podiums, making him the most successful air racing pilot in the modern era.

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Matt is a third-generation pilot who started flying at the young age of 14!  His powerplant of choice is a Lycoming AEIO-540 which is in his MXS-R, Zivko Edge 540, and two Extra 300L’s. Matt also has Piper Pa-39 Twin Comanche and a Piper Pa-18 Super Cub powered by Lycoming IO-320 engines!

Obviously, Matt is a huge Lycoming fan. Now he is an officially sponsored Lycoming pilot.

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“Ever since I was a kid, I knew I was going to fly for my profession. I just did not know how far aviation would take me. I now look back at my time as a kid growing up going to air shows and being inspired by the pilots and wanting to be them, now I am one of them.

On my first visit to Oshkosh in 2003 I met Mike Goulian. He signed a Lycoming poster for me, which I had framed to inspire me to be my best with the best equipment. I never dreamed I would be part of that team one day. It is an absolute honor to partner with such an iconic and leading brand in the aviation industry,” said Hall.

Matt and his highly skilled team run Matt Hall Racing (MHR), which is a high-performance aviation racing unit that offers a range of exclusive experiences including aerobatic flights, corporate talks, air shows, corporate displays and more. Even though they are based out of Australia, the MHR calendar is jam packed with events across the globe which can be found here -

Matt embodies the same values, and credibility that Lycoming represents. Lycoming is proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with such an authentic, distinguished, and respected aviation icon.

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