Red Bull Air Race world champion Matt Hall opening Lake Macquarie Airport hangar to the public on Sunday, December 8

Matt Hall before the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 30, 2018. Picture: Predrag Vuckovic
Matt Hall before the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 30, 2018. Picture: Predrag Vuckovic

Red Bull Air Race world champion Matt Hall will open the doors to his hangar at Lake Macquarie Airport to the public this Sunday following the delivery of his championship-winning race plane to Australia late last week.

Hall, from Newcastle, has invited the public to celebrate the world championship crown and will be taking the opportunity to deliver one of his keynote talks.

After reflecting on the year, Hall will hold a Q&A session and then be available for pictures and a meet and greet with visitors.

Hall is the only Australian to have competed in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, culminating in the Novocastrian claiming his first title in Chiba, Japan in September.

In a career that spanned eight seasons Hall won seven races, accumulated 30 podium finishes and was crowned the 10th champion of the sport, which was founded in 2003.

The 2019 was the final year of the championship.

On Sunday, Hall will also be giving away an exclusive aerobatic joy flight experience with himself in the team's two-seater race plane. Only those attending will be eligible to win.

Highlighting the day will be the opportunity for the public to get a close-up look at Hall's championship winning Zivko Edge 540 V3 race plane, his former MXS-R racer and a collection of his trophies - including the world championship trophy.

Red Bull Air Race pilot Matt Hall takes a flight over Lake Macquarie and Newcastle in 2015.

Red Bull Air Race pilot Matt Hall takes a flight over Lake Macquarie and Newcastle in 2015.

During the event, there will also be a select number of opportunities for visitors to go flying in the two-seater plane, with the aerobatic flights being conducted by one of Hall's skilled joy flight pilots.

Entry is free and parking is available on site.

The event will be held at the Marks Pint airport from 11am to 2pm.

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