Is there a better accolade for Bigatmo than to have the support of British pilot Nigel Lamb, one of the most accomplished and respected displays and air race pilots on the global stage?
Back in 2007, when Bigatmo was still in its infancy as a start-up company, with nothing to show for itself except a handful of prototypes, we were lucky to meet Nigel through a mutual pilot friend. There followed a hugely generous gesture for the Bigatmo logo to adorn Nigel Lamb’s own aircraft at the 2008 Aero Expo Show. We had no pilot sunglasses to exhibit but that did not matter. Instead, Nigel had helped us get off the ground and build a wave of interest in the Bigatmo brand.
Nigel’s steely grit and determined and focussed approach to his flying have been a huge inspiration to Bigatmo in driving through our ambition to be the provider of the best solution in pilot sunglasses in the world.
And now in 2014, as Nigel competes in this year’s Red Bull Air Race World Championship, Team Nigel Lamb are officially wearing Bigatmo sunglasses. Nigel has doggedly supported Bigatmo all the way, and we cannot be more proud than now to play a small part in his campaign to win the most challenging and gripping air race championships ever staged. He and his team are a pleasure to work with and we wish them many a podium finish across the remaining races to be held this year for the Red Bull Air Race World Championships. Summing up the championships, Nigel says “It’s very simple but quite spectacular: a man in a machine against the clock.”
Nigel comments about the Bigatmo sunglasses “I like the lens, the design materials, the style and the comfort. They’re obviously designed with aviation in mind”Team Nigel Lamb wear Bigatmo sunglasses during the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championships
Team Nigel lamb’s Sunglasses
Nigel Lamb and Nigel Huxtable (team technician) wear the Strato design in a gunmetal frame colour and with both zeolite polarised and zeolite non-polarised lenses.
Vicky and Becky (team coordinators) wear the Iono design in a graphite frame colour with zeolite lenses.
Background to Nigel Lamb:
Born in 1956, Nigel Lamb was intrigued by flying from a very young age. Born and raised on a farm in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia), he read the books, admired his father’s position in the RAF and got his break at the end of A-levels to become a training cadet in the Rhodesian Air Force. After 6 years flying piston aircraft, jets and helicopters, Nigel moved to England in the 1980s. There he began a new career as an aerobatic pilot, leading display teams all over the world. He first competed in the Red Bull Air race Championships in 2005, and finished 3rd in 2010, before the championship was then put on hold due to safety concerns. The Red Bull Air Race World Championships have been reinstated for 2014 and Nigel Lamb leads the Breitling team, flying an MSX-R.