For those of you that are tired of NASCAR, Formula 1, Speedboats, Off-Roading (and all the other boring 2 dimensional racing circuits) I have found a new sport for you! It?s called the Redbull Air Race and it’s about as intense as it gets! Specially built stunt planes fly through pylons on the ground at speeds of up to 250mph and pilots are made to withstand up to 10 G’s! The air race competition was created in 2003 by redbull and has quickly evolved into one of the most intense action sports on the planet. The Redbull Air Race world series spans seven venues across the world with races in Dubai, England, Spain, Rio De Janeiro, Australia, America…
This has proven to be an amazing spectator sport because the courses are very compact and the planes fly only a few meters off the ground, allowing spectators to get incredibly close to the airplanes and the air racing action (as you can see from the picture below)!
If you are in the Southern California area you have a rare opportunity to see an air race first hand this weekend in San Diego! The air race action will take place in the San Diego Bay and can be viewed from the North and South peninsulas of Embarcadero Marina Park. The qualifying rounds are on Friday September 21st and the finals (including the elimination rounds, quarter finals, semi-finals and final) are on Saturday the 22nd. Pilots fly against the clock through a slalom course consisting of specially designed pylons, known as ?Air Gates?. The Final rounds (known as the knockout rounds) consist of the two fastest pilots going head to head. Check out the video below for more information and some amazing video of the Redbull Air Races:
Check out a first place run from one of the recent Red Bull Air Races om Monument Valley Utah: