Wingtip to Wingtip
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Pilots reach speeds of 450 KPH
Top officials attend Air race 1 opening in Thailand
Air Race 1 is pure motorsport at its fastest. It is a thrilling test of pilot skill in a class known as formula one air racing. 8 airplanes race directly against each other at speeds of 450kph, together on a race circuit just 1.5km end to end. Top pilots from around the world compete on the tight circuit just 10 meters above the ground, all easily visible to thousands of live spectators and broadcast on global media. The first aircraft to cross the finish line after eight laps wins!
The race planes, referred to in the sport as formula one airplanes, are the only class of airplane built specifically for racing – and for racing fast! This highly competitive sport is rapidly growing into a mainstream popular series that is the ultimate test of both human and machine. Air Race 1 is the first official international series of formula one air racing in the 70-year history of the sport.