Since there is so much going on this weekend in the aerotainment realm, we've broken out the Red Bull Air Race news we've gathered for today (to this point) in a separate post
from Red Bull Air Race News
OLD FRIEND DROPS IN ON HALL
Former Top Gun Matt Hall was treated to a blast from the past when a US Navy F-18 fighter jet landed at the Red Bull Air Race Airport during Friday’s cancelled training sessions. The ‘Hornet’ military jet dwarfed Hall’s new weapon of choice, the MXS-R, as the two sat on the ground together but Hall was pleased to be reacquainted with his old steed.
Don’t invite Dennis Sawyer and Hannes Arch to the same party. The veteran American technician, who helped rookie Matt Hall get a stunning fifth place in his very first race in Abu Dhabi recently after being an instrumental part of Mike Mangold's 2007 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, thinks that the Austrian ace has become the most secretive pilot in the race and now even assembles his plane under a shroud of secrecy.
RAPID MOD REVERSAL FOR GOULIAN
US pilot Michael Goulian has had a rollercoaster start to the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship with a costly and theoretically revolutionary mod going disastrously wrong in the first round of the championship. Goulian has managed to reverse the work in time for his home round this weekend in San Diego and is hoping the amazing effort has not been in vain.
THE AMERICAN RACE DIRECTOR
Jim DiMatteo, the first American race director of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, made a flawless debut atop the control tower at the 2009 season opener in Abu Dhabi last month but the 46-year-old Californian native can hardly wait for his second race this weekend – in his adopted home town of San Diego.
Red Bull champ was climbing, falling before soaring - San Diego Union Tribune, CA
“I loved flying, but when I was younger, I couldn't afford a plane,” said Arch, the reigning champion of the Red Bull Air Race Series. So Arch became one of the world's greatest paragliders and base jumpers. Of course, to be a base jumper, ...
RAAF's former top gun Matt Hall in Red Bull championship - Daily Telegraph, Australia
So Hall's decision to resign from the air force in January to pursue a dream of becoming Australia's first world champion pilot in the Red Bull air race series was taken only after careful consideration of the financial risk and the pressure. ...
Ontarian Pilot Pete McLeod To Compete In Red Bull Air Race World ... - CityNews, Canada
He's hoping to fly through the second leg of a race for a chance to claim the title of Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2009 in San Diego. Since the first championship in 2004, the contest has never seen a Canadian pilot compete. ...
RBAR Coverage by Smoke-On!
- NFL Player Reggie Bush Pays A Visit To Hannes Arch
- Chambliss Strugles With Engine Selection; Training Time Cut Short For All Teams
- Clouds Clouds Go Away…..
- Yoshi Muroya Blog Update
- Nigel Lamb: Training Dashed By Fog
- Paul Bonhomme: Friday In San Diego
- Arch the Man to Beat as Air Race Touches Down in San Diego
- Nigel Lamb’s Weight Reduction
- Coronado Common Sense: Red Bull Air Races This Weekend
- The TRW Life: Great Updates From Chandoline
HANNES ARCH QUALIFYING SAN DIEGO from Red Bull Air Race Photos
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- More Photos and other nuggets on the Red Bull Twitter page
- Air race craziness by Ryan Drew
- Cool pic! Michael Goulian during Training 2, Red Bull Air Race by redbaronsydney