View Full Version : OT - Red Bull Air Race

10-25-2007, 06:03 PM
Sitting at the tavern the other day, one of the screens showed coverage of the Red Bull Air Race.
NOT just a bunch of yahoos pushing glorified carts off into a river but a real airplane race.
Thing is with no sound and a party going on I don't know where they were.

Very good action, pylons set in a section of river with crowds on the banks and zooms at each
end of the course they flew it in ones and twos.

Here's an advertising clip from 2006 races. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntVBN0W3fpA)

This is closer to what I saw except I can hear what they say -- 9.6G's! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Fjsc90364)

There's plenty of other links there on Youtube.....

10-25-2007, 06:34 PM
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10-26-2007, 05:20 PM
I would have thought that more people would be interested in a for real modern day Prop AC Race.
It's loaded with fast maneuvers done with precision at speed, these guys are wicked.

In one video there's a guy who rips his left side through a pylon and made it out fine but they
show the busted cover off the left gear and he had a close one, I bet beyond the pucker!
The pylons are thin plastic film held up by air pumped in. Really amazing, they look solid.

Note how few events like these are sponsored. This is real aerobatics in timed runs for cash.

And I've never drank the stuff but I think I want to be embalmed with it post-mortem just in
case it does give me those wings.

10-26-2007, 08:29 PM
Flying the Zivko Edge 540, made right here in Oklahoma!

10-27-2007, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by erco415:
Flying the Zivko Edge 540, made right here in Oklahoma!

I know!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Pilotfriend!!


10-27-2007, 09:30 AM
Is that Kirby?

I saw 9.6G turn at the TOP of a loop! YOW!

10-27-2007, 11:00 AM
Final leg is here in Perth next weekend http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Red Bull Air Races is the bomb!