FMB Silver Event

Swatch Rocket Air - 2018

The Swatch Rocket Air jumps ahead in time. 982 years to be exact. A digital world with mad max mobiles welcomes over 10'000 spectators. Best Rider: Matt Jones from Great Britain.

1. Matt Jones GB

2. Alex Alanko SWE

3. Sam Pilgrim GB

Swatch Rocket Air 2017

2017 we went back to the roos of the Mountain Bike Sport. In the 80s version of the Swatch Rocket Air we saw a big ghettoblaster drop and lots of moustaches. Rogatkin won again, just before the two Italians Testa and Caverzasi.

1. Nicholi Rogatkin USA

2. Torquato Testa I

3. Diego Caverzasi I

Swatch Rocket Air - 2016

The Swatch Rocket Air became Gold Status in the FMB World Tour in 2016. Nicholi Rogatkin not only won the contest, but also the whole world tour. Showing a twister in his 2nd run, knowing he'd already won made him a crowd favourite in Thun!

Ranking 2016:

1. Nicholi Rogatkin

2. Max Fredriksson

3. Diego Caversazi

Swatch Rocket Air - 2015

He did it again, after winning the Swatch Rocket Air 2014, Thomas Genon could convince the judges as well as the crowd one more time. A new spectators record as well as a huge pumptrack in front of the icerink, 2015 has been a successfull year for the Flying Metal Crew, organizer of the event.

Ranking 2015:

1. Thomas Genon

2. Nicholi Rogatkin

3. Bobby Lamirande

Swatch Rocket Air - 2014

With the theme „forest“ the 5th edition oft he Swatch Rocket Air was taking place in 2014. The Flying Metal Crew and over 100 volunteers changed the ice rink into a fir forest with a huge ax and Highlights made of trunks. Winner was Thomas Genon, second was last years winner Sam Pilgrim. Click here to see the livestream oft he finals.

Audience: 9’000

Ranking 2014:

  1. Thomas Genon BEL
  2. Sam Pilgrim GBR
  3. Szymon Godziek POL

Swatch Rocket Air - 2013

There were a lot of changes happening for the Rocket Air in 2013. First the Name. The Event grew and improved in quality with the new main sponsor Swatch. In addition there was a livestream for the first time ( Here on Red Bull TV) and the starting tower started on top of the car park nerarby. The winner was Sam Pilgrim, who aswell got the title of the FMB World Champion.

Audience: 8’500

Ranking 2013

  1. Sam Pilgrim GBR
  2. Martin Söderström SWE
  3. Brett Rheeder CAN

Rocket Air - 2012

For the first time the Swatch Rocket Air is produced around a theme. It was obvious that it had to be the theme Switzerland since we’re in the wonderful Bernese Oberland. And so Martin Söderström won, flying over plastic cows. 

Audience: 7’500

Ranking 2012:

  1. Martin Söderström SWE
  2. Sam Pilgrim GBR
  3. Antoine Bizet FRA

Rocket Air - 2011

There was one special thing remaining after the second edition of the Rocket Air Event: The triple whip of Martin Söderström. Until then a trick that had just been seen in videos. This trick made Söderström win the Best Trick Award. Although he couldn’t assert himself against his three opponents.

Audience: 5’000

Ranking 2011

  1. Sam Pilgrim GBR
  2. Szymon Godziek POL
  3. Yannik Granieri FRA

Rocket Air - 2010

Flying Bikes at the Ice rink of thun? Most of the people couldn’t and didn’t want to believe it. But the brothers Jérôme and Ramon Hunziker faught together with the Flying Metal Crew for the rights of all riders and made a dream come true. Riders from all over the world were participating at the event and people came to see them Not even the Critics could have predicted what happend to the Event years later.

Audience: 3’500

Ranking 2010:

  1. Martin Söderström SWE
  2. Amir Kabbani GER
  3. Sam Pilgrim GBR

Titel Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Flying Metal Crew

Silver Sponsors

Auto Bettschen
AEK Bank

Bronze Sponsors

Autoradio Moser


Plan B Event- und Gerüstbau
H.U. Kobel AG
El Camino Café Bar Mühleplatz Thun
BEO Logistik
Tent in Time
Secure Sicherheitsdienste

Media Partners

Jungfrau Zeitung
Mountainbike Rider Magazine

Broadcast Partner


Sidevents Sponsors

Energie Thun
Elektro Hunziker AG

Medical Support

SRS Medical

Host City


Website & Photo Partner

André Maurer Photography