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Stellar Line-Up Of International Pilots Announced For The June Air Race F1 In Spain

April 29, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

A number of the world’s leading air race pilots have been confirmed to compete in the first ever Air Race F1 competition, which is to be held at the modern Lleida-Alguaire Airport in the beautiful Catalan city of Lleida, Spain on 1 June 2014.

Air Race F1 Image 2 (2)A full and strong line-up of 12 competitors has been announced for Air Race F1’s maiden event, with six pilots originating from France, three from the United Kingdom, two from the USA and one from Sweden. National pride will be at stake as the dozen highly trained aviators push themselves to the limit and fight for high motorsport supremacy.

The field of pilots together have nearly 70,000 hours of flight experience.  They will tap into their spectrum of aviation backgrounds in roles such as Air Force pilot, aircraft engineer, airplane builder, aviation mechanic, airline pilot, aerobatic competitor, aeronautics professor and others.  All of this experience will help the teams to formulate innovative strategies and ensure intense close races.

Air Race F1 is a formula one class airplane race with up to eight pilots at a time battling it out against each other around a tight 5km circuit, hitting speeds of up to 400kph, while warding off heavy G-forces at levels as low as 35ft.  It is different to every other air sport series out there.  Spectators and TV audiences will be treated to exhilarating displays of flying talent from an elite group of pilots.

Air Race F1Commenting on the maiden event and its pilots, CEO of Air Race F1, Jeff Zaltman, said: “The skills and training that multiple-plane air racing requires are unparalleled in most other sports – and no one embodies these impressive qualities more than the pilot that throws his or her hat into the ring for this international level of formula one airplane race.  Air Race F1 puts great demands on a pilot, both physically and mentally, and it will be a thrill for all to watch their aviation prowess in action.

Air Race F1 is recognized as an official international competition by all dedicated governing bodies of Formula One Air Racing.  It is a thrilling test of pilot skill established upon the long-running historic Formula 1 airplane class.

Formula 1 airplane designs, like in other motorsport classes, are guided by a defined set of strict parameters such as wing area, engine size and other characteristics of the design.  Often based on the popular Cassutt model, the Air Race F1 will be host to seven different models of formula one aircraft to ensure an engineering challenge in addition to the pilot challenge.

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