Jean-Paul has always loved being challenged by others. Professional photographer since 1986, he starts flying in 1991 and got very quickly attracted by flying aerobatics. During an aerobatics-training course in 1995, he flew his first loops with Nicolas Ivanoff. There started an everlasting friendship between the two men. After buying his first plane, he completely renovated and rebuilt his Pitts special S-1S".
As professional photographer, he followed Nicolas’ career during numerous Red Bull Air Races and became his Team Manager in 2008. He trains Nicolas, manages the team, the public relations, follows the complete logistics of the races…
Whenever he has a free moment, he is training aerobatics in his modified Pitts Special S-1S.
Name: Takashi Nishimura
Born: January 1th, 1967 - Japan
Takashi moved in 1988 to the US and made his aircraft engineering and pilot license
He is the owner of a maintenance shop in Redlands California and operating flying club (Aircraft Lease).
He joined the Red Bull Air Race in 2009 for the Japanese team. He tranfert to our team from 2016
Name: Tom Fitzgerald
Born: December 17th, 1995 - Gap, France
Living in South of France, Tom joined our team in 2015. He is a aircraft technician since 2012 and a license PPL pilot. Always passionate by racing and airplanes.
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