Halim Othman

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Red Bull Air Race pilot: 2014 (Challenger Class)
Halim Othman was the first Malaysian pilot in the Red Bull Air Race and is a decorated leader in advancing aviation in his homeland. Debuting in the inaugural Challenger Class season in 2014, he captured two race wins (Ascot, Las Vegas) and finished second on the Challenger Cup podium. A native of Kluang, Johor, in the Royal Malaysian Air Force Othman won the Top Gun award for best fighter pilot, flew the MiG-29N, F-18/D Hornet, A-4 Skyhawk and F-5E Tiger, and was a flight instructor. In civilian life, he was instrumental in founding Malaysia's first official aerobatic display team, Krisakti (Magic Dagger), flying as Team Leader. Othman also co-founded a group of companies focused on providing cutting-edge aviation services.