A Wing and a Prayer: Safety Concerns Over Red Bull's 55-Year Old Seaplane

The 55-year old seaplane used to market the Red Bull energy drink at major sporting events and air shows was decommissioned and disposed of by the Coast Guard in 1976 because they considered it no longer safe to fly given the age of its wings. But it flies over the heads of hundreds of thousands of people a year under an "experimental airworthiness certificate" granted by the FAA in 2008. In a written response to questions, a Red Bull spokesperson, Patrice Radden, said: "Neither Red Bull nor...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.