The Red Bull Air Race Demo took flight for the first time ever at one of the largest airshows in the Northern America, the SUN N’ FUN International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.
Fans were treated to the first ever demonstration of the ultimate motorsport series in the sky with a brand new track design which saw two of the title contenders from the Master Class, Americans Kirby Chambliss and Michael Goulian, showcase the high-speed, low-altitude action. The pilots raced through the 80-foot pylons, while thousands of fans cheered from the crowd lines.
Jim DiMatteo, Race Director for the Red Bull Air Race, noted, “The aviation community here in SUN ‘n FUN love anything to do with flying and planes. And today we were honored to demonstrate to the crowd what we do in our sport. We have a fast-growing fan base in the US, and our American pilots certainly showed what our World Championship can do.”
Photos by Chris Garrison and Jose Ramos