Mayor Tarlós has had enough of the Red Bull Air Race, and will not issue a permit for the annual stunt fliers’ contest planned for July. He said there had been complaints about noise pollution & traffic restrictions, and suggested the Danube Bend or by a large lake as alternative venues.
Xpat feedback includes: "The mayoral electoral campaign has begun...", "It was amazing last year, we would loved to have it here this year too...", "What about loss of earnings for people working in hotels and restaurants...", "Amazing how the few can ruin the fun for the many".
"The noise complaints are real and very justified! Those of us living close to the river suffer for days not just hours of ear shattering noise. While I didn’t place a complaint I will be very happy if they move the event elsewhere...", "No pain, no gain. Every beauty pageant knows that!"