Matt Hall Racing has revealed its new domestic livery ahead of the 2022 Air Race World Championship, after deepening its partnership with Bankstown-based training facility Sydney Flight College.
The announcement marks the third year of partnership between Sydney Flight College (SFC) and Matt Hall Racing (MHR), which sees Red Bull Air Race world champion Matt Hall operate as an ambassador for the training facility for another year.
Further, under this year’s extended partnership, SFC has now also secured a revered place on the MHR domestic livery for 2022.
As an ambassador for SFC, Hall offers student engagement, keynote speeches, and input on the development of specialised curriculum for future pilots.
Hall said the ongoing partnership is made in recognition of the importance of offering world-class training for both emerging and experienced pilots.
“It’s really important to me to continue our association with SFC because high-quality training, access to state-of-the-art facilities and individual support at any stage of a pilot’s journey is critical to safety and to the growth of the aviation industry,” Hall said.
“It doesn’t matter if you are commercial, military or recreational, every pilot needs strong foundations, continuous learning and access to a rich network of other pilots.
“It’s a privilege for me to be working alongside a flying college of this calibre and I genuinely enjoy sharing my knowledge with them.”
SFC Chief Executive Officer Joseph Pilo said he is excited to strengthen the relationship with MHR, and is particularly pleased to continue offering students and club members access to a pilot of Hall’s calibre.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to have Matt Hall as an ambassador for the past 2 years and we appreciate everything he has contributed to SFC, the students, members and aviation community,” Pilo said.
“We are excited to be able to support Matt Hall in 2022 and give back as he races to defend his title of World Champion.
“It is just such an honour to be associated with such a legend and wish him all the best this year.”
Pilo stated that in light of Hall’s engagement with the college, it is currently exploring a “strategic expansion” of SFC’s curriculum to offer specialised training in significant skills including spin recovery, upset manoeuvre training, aerobatics and formation training.
“We need to work within Matt’s training and racing commitments, but ideally, hope to make one or two units available this year,” Pilo said.