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Old August 20th 04, 07:08 PM
Richard Russell
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Did anyone see the webcast of the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest this
afternoon? I saw the blurb in the AOPA Friday email and decided to
take a look. All I can say is WOW....WOW.....WOW. It's a darn shame
that, for a variety of reasons, that we will never see anything quite
like this in the U.S.

These guys were flying a slalom course over the Danube River with the
start and finish line going under a bridge. Absolutely astounding. I
don't feel like much of a pilot after watching that.

Rich Russell
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Old August 21st 04, 04:21 AM
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These guys were flying a slalom course over the Danube River with the
start and finish line going under a bridge. Absolutely astounding. I
don't feel like much of a pilot after watching that.


Anyone got some video?
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Old August 21st 04, 04:23 AM
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Jay Honeck wrote:

Anyone got some video?


Yeah! Please put that up on your site, Jay!

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Old August 21st 04, 04:27 AM
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Anyone got some video?

Yeah! Please put that up on your site, Jay!


Actually, I've already got video on our site of some loon flying under a
bridge...

But if we can find video of an air race using the bridge for a finish
line -- well, that certainly trumps the loon, now doesn't it?

;-)
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Old August 23rd 04, 06:39 AM
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Richard Russell wrote:

Did anyone see the webcast of the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest this
afternoon? I saw the blurb in the AOPA Friday email and decided to
take a look. All I can say is WOW....WOW.....WOW. It's a darn shame
that, for a variety of reasons, that we will never see anything quite
like this in the U.S.

These guys were flying a slalom course over the Danube River with the
start and finish line going under a bridge. Absolutely astounding. I
don't feel like much of a pilot after watching that.

Rich Russell


They are an interesting bunch of people there, although these guys went over
the bridges instead of underneath them, it still must have been a
spectacular sight as well. Following pictures were taken at an event in
Budapest to celebrate their joining the EU.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/570821/L/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/572102/L/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/572101/L/

Best regards, Peter

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Old August 23rd 04, 02:08 PM
Richard Russell
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On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 03:27:35 GMT, "Jay Honeck"
wrote:

Anyone got some video?


Yeah! Please put that up on your site, Jay!


Actually, I've already got video on our site of some loon flying under a
bridge...

But if we can find video of an air race using the bridge for a finish
line -- well, that certainly trumps the loon, now doesn't it?

;-)

That loon was in the race! I don't recall his name, but he's a
Hungarian national hero. They mentioned in the commentary that he
previously flew under the bridge inverted.
Rich Russell
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Old August 23rd 04, 03:51 PM
Richard Russell
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On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 03:21:32 GMT, "Jay Honeck"
wrote:

These guys were flying a slalom course over the Danube River with the
start and finish line going under a bridge. Absolutely astounding. I
don't feel like much of a pilot after watching that.


Anyone got some video?


Check out this website. Have to have a fast connection. On my
computer, for some reason, I have to click to full screen button to
get a picture, then I can hit escape to go backto the default window
size which looks better.

There are a number of video files on the right side of the page. The
highlight video is the worst (too artistic and doesn't give a good
sense of what kind of flying is actually going on). Look at the
Winners Run and the qualifying videos.

http://www.redbullairrace.com/

Rich Russell
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Old August 23rd 04, 07:04 PM
Christopher Brian Colohan
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Richard Russell writes:
http://www.redbullairrace.com/


What a crappy web site. Won't even let me in the front door running
Mozilla. (Even 'though I am sure I could view the content just fine
if they would only let me see it...)

Anyone have a mirror of the videos, or perhaps could provide a URL to
them on the redbullairrace site so I can view them on my computer?

Thanks!

Chris
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