Red Bull Air Race, Abu Dhabi, 8th & 11th Apr'08

Tuesday 8th April saw Red Bull open practise sessions. The weather was nasty, high winds, bad visibility (because of blowing dust and sand) and the guys had to learn a new course...!

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Kirby Chambliss in his Edge 540 - passing the Emirates Palace Hotel & Red Bull ATC Tower

Close up of Kirby Chambliss in his Edge 540

The Edge 540 flat out, at approx 350Kph..!
 

Glen Dell in his Edge 540 -
New Rookie pilot this year

Glen Dell in his Edge 540 -
on a practise lap

Peter Besenyei in His Extra 300 - starts the 2nd half of a lap

passing through the Quadro - pylon 4 on knife edge

Peter Besenyei in His Extra 300 - crossing the start finish line

That was all I took that was useable on practise day, ran out of time & the weather was getting worse...

Here's a map of the course, borrowed from the superb Red Bull Air Race  website (hope they don't mind..!)

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