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Precision Flying: Red Bull Air Race Returns In 2014


Every pilot aims to improve their skill and precision with each flight. The pinnacle of that skill is back on display this year as the Red Bull Air Races return in 2014. Check out the stats of this low flying, high-speed competition as it gets ready to kick off in February.


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Number of seasons of the Red Bull Air Race.

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Number of pilots that compete in each race.

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Number of crashes in Red Bull Air Race history. In 2010, Adilson Kindlemann crashed his plane into the Swan River in Perth during a training run. He escaped the plane unharmed.

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Max wingspan of the competition airplanes. With a wing span of 24ft 4in, the Zivko Edge 540 is the most widely used airplane in the Red Bull Air Races.

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Maximum g-forces allowed by each aircraft in the competition.

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Number of US locations hosting the Red Bull Air Race in 2014. The race will be held September 6-7 in Forth Worth, Texas, and October 11-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Red Bull Air Race 2014 Red Bull Media House / Garth Milan

Edge 540 Martin Pettitt
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