As you may know, I love planes. And I also love motor racing. So what could be better than an aeroplane race?
Not much, in my book!
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is a series of races the take place at venues around the world. The concept is pretty simple. Flying against the clock, the pilots navigate a slalom course between giant inflatable cones called Air Gates, making a pre-defined series of turns and rolls along the way.
At each race, a number of knockout rounds take place against the clock, with the race winner being the fastest of the Final Four. The pilot that accumulates the most points over the season is declared the World Champion.
It was amazing to watch these incredibly-skilled pilots throwing their aircraft all over the sky above the Detroit River. I kept thinking, There’s no way they’re going to make it, as they converged on an Air Gate, upside-down, travelling at a ridiculous speed. But they always did, of course.
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