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Canadian pilot debuts at Red Bull Air Race

April 17, 2009, Toronto - The 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship is taking off in Abu Dhabi this weekend (April 17 and 18).


April 17, 2009
By Stacy Bradshaw


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April 17, 2009, Toronto – The 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship is taking off in Abu Dhabi this weekend (April 17 and 18). Buckle your seatbelts because Canada’s very own Pete McLeod – one of four rookies and at 25 year-old the youngest pilot ever to compete in the series – will be making his debut in the largest field of pilots in Red Bull Air Race history.

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a motor sports competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons – or air gates – flying at speeds reaching 370 km/h while withstanding forces of up to 12g.

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be landing in Windsor, Ont. on June 13 and 14. Check out www.redbullairrace.com for more details. But, since you probably can’t make it all the way to Abu Dhabi to catch the inaugural race, download the jaw-dropping action from the Red Bull Air Race Newsroom which can be accessed at redbullairrace.com.