Aerobatic Flying with Aaron Fitzgerald of the Red Bull Flying Bulls


Aaron Fitzgerald is Red Bull’s only American aerobatic helicopter pilot on the Flying Bulls team. He performs aerobatic helicopter displays at air shows around the United States.


Fitzgerald has over 25 years of flying experience. He began his career in aviation when he served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army.


Fitzgerald has been the aerial coordinator of several world record projects, including Heaven Sent, a 25,000-foot skydive with no parachute and David Blaine Ascension, a cluster balloon flight to 25,000 feet with freefall and parachute descent. He was also the lead helicopter pilot for Red Bull Stratos for three years, developing and testing the systems used in the high-altitude supersonic skydiving world record jump from 128,000 feet.


Fitzgerald has covered sailboat racing in Bermuda, the Baja 1000 off-road race in Mexico, wingsuit racing in Austria and the United States, and is the only American helicopter pilot authorized to fly a helicopter on the race course among the competitors while filming the action for the Red Bull Air Race.

Fitzgerald works primarily as a film and television camera platform pilot and aerial coordinator. He has worked on over 100 film and television projects all over the world. He is the owner of the Los Angeles-based aerial production company, Airborne Images.


This program was organized by Phoebe Piper.