The Red Bull Air Race will be making its only UK appearance of the year at Farnborough International Airshow. The trade show will be open to the public on 21st and 22nd July and is being awaited by those looking forward to the race. Known to take speed, precision, and skill to a whole new level, the Red Bull Air Race was last held in the UK in 2016.
The Red Bull Air Race At FIA 2018: Here’s What To Expect
Get ready to witness the very best of the new dimension of motorsport, as a team of two pilots flies Edge 540 race planes. Italian pilot Dario Costa and the UK’s own Ben Murphy will reach speeds of 370kmh while enduring forces of up to 12G. Intriguing, enough? Here’s the real deal. They’ll navigate a low-level racetrack, marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. This explains why the audience is all excited to get up close to this legendary motorsport. It’ll be the first time since 2016 that the pilots would showcase the very best of the techniques they use in a race.
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A thrilling flying display, packed full of tension, excitement, and variety. That’s how Andrew Pearcey, Group Marketing Director for Farnborough International, describes it. The Red Bull Air Race will give you a taste of the excitement of air racing. We can’t wait to see the pylons putting the pilots’ skill and accuracy to test, as they come out with flying colors. How about you?
The FIA: Here’s A Quick Overview
FIA sees the who’s who of the aerospace and defense industries, but it’s no less popular among the general public. That’s because of the public airshow that everyone can look forward to. The Farnborough International Airshow 2018 won’t be an exception.
- Around 80,000 people will be at the trade show to see fast-paced acts during the public weekend, i.e. 21 and 22 July
- Want to see Blades, one of the world’s most exhilarating aerobatic flying display teams, in action? A bespoke, close-formation aerobatic display designed especially for FIA, is awaiting you. The team, founded by ex-Red Arrows pilots, will dominate the sky. Watch out!
- Ever seen more horsepower than a Formula 1 car in a specially-designed gravity jet suit? Well, that’s what Real life ‘Iron Man’ Richard Browning will use for flying. He’ll be flying in a miniature Harrier. The Harrier, which last appeared at the show in 2014, is a legend of the skies. Now’s your chance to catch a glimpse.
- You’d also get to see the F16, one of the world’s most impressive fast jets, thanks to the US Department of Defence.
The tickets to the airshow are available online. The best part is that children under 15 can attend it for free. So you could plan a family trip of sorts around the trade show, so to say.