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Mike51
10-07-2006, 11:42 PM
As part of the annual 'Fleet Week' shindig, there was a round of the 'Red Bull Air Race Series' over San Francisco Bay this afternoon. Here are some photos from today's action.

Klaus Schrodt

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Nicolas Ivanoff

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Nigel Lamb

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Mike Mangold

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Steve Jones

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Michael Goulian

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Winner (and series leader) Kirby Chambliss

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Paul Bonhomme

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Peter Besenei (who finished runner-up)

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Alejandro Maclean

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Oh, and for those bored with watching the flying, Red Bull thoughtfully provided some other distractions........

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_2567.jpg

stuntflyr
10-07-2006, 11:49 PM
Yes,
The two things missing from Reno, money and class.
Chris...

AAFO_WSagar
10-08-2006, 12:16 AM
Yes,
The two things missing from Reno, money and class.
Chris...
Err.. I'll go with the "money" but call you on the "class".. .

There is always much class at Reno!

:dunno:

Ken from PG
10-08-2006, 02:48 AM
Nice aerobatic display! The pretty lady looks kinda bored though. Maybe someone should invite her to some real air racing. :rolleyes:

a4gturn
10-08-2006, 09:45 AM
Gotta agree with Wayne. Oh, and another thing, Red Bull ain't Air Racin'

Tin Man
10-08-2006, 09:46 AM
Is that the Steadfast Girl? :D
Tom

Bill Marsh
10-08-2006, 10:58 AM
HEY SINGLE GUYS :beerchug:

A single (no wedding band) babe interested in an air show deal???

I'm married , but .... :luvlove: a honey moon @ the rara pits sure seems like a good deal.

BM and wife

AAFO_WSagar
10-08-2006, 12:55 PM
We've all missed something here... special thanks to Mike for providing the shots! Nice work man! Looks like it was very hazy, you did a great job cutting through it!

:thumbsup:

MRussell
10-08-2006, 07:39 PM
Nice shots, but ugg, read my signature.

Reno_Steve
10-08-2006, 08:58 PM
When you watch the Red Bull Air Race on TV they can super impose several planes at a time and show them following the course. I know it is not real air racing but it sure looks like it when you see several planes on the course at once.

johnnag
10-08-2006, 10:21 PM
I Agree with Wayne about the class. About the money you have to remember thet the Red Bull event is done on an advertising budget which can be written of for tax purposes, this is much different from the Reno situation
John

ssgfx
10-09-2006, 11:59 AM
That Peter Besenei can flat out FLY an airplane. We've been keeping track of the RBARs down here on FOX Southwest...

Between Mangold, Chambliss, and Besenei, there ARE no others. Bless Michael Goulian for trying, but he just doesn't seem to have the berries for what it takes. Beautiful Extra, tho.

The RBAR are wonderful for what they are, as Reno is wonderful for what it is. I say that I dig 'em both. If traditional pylon racing could make a travelling show of it, then yeah....I'd give it the nod. But hey, I love anything with a prop and a motor doing what these guys do, so rawk awn.

Mike51
10-09-2006, 12:14 PM
I have to say that Paul Bonhomme has done an excellent job in the second half of the season since getting a new aircraft (an Edge 540) - a first, two seconds and a third placing.

He also gave one of the most impressive Griffon Spitfire displays that I've ever seen at Duxford a few years back, flying multiple slow rolls along the display line. His aerobatic routine in TFC's Skyraider was a very impressive sight too.

SCEPTER
10-09-2006, 12:27 PM
NICE PICS.....you got anymore? :thumbsup:

stuntflyr
10-10-2006, 10:13 AM
That Peter Besenei can flat out FLY an airplane. We've been keeping track of the RBARs down here on FOX Southwest...

Between Mangold, Chambliss, and Besenei, there ARE no others. Bless Michael Goulian for trying, but he just doesn't seem to have the berries for what it takes. Beautiful Extra, tho.

The RBAR are wonderful for what they are, as Reno is wonderful for what it is. I say that I dig 'em both. If traditional pylon racing could make a travelling show of it, then yeah....I'd give it the nod. But hey, I love anything with a prop and a motor doing what these guys do, so rawk awn.


I thought Mike was flying a CAP 232EX?
Chris...

stuntflyr
10-10-2006, 10:14 AM
I have to say that Paul Bonhomme has done an excellent job in the second half of the season since getting a new aircraft (an Edge 540) - a first, two seconds and a third placing.

He also gave one of the most impressive Griffon Spitfire displays that I've ever seen at Duxford a few years back, flying multiple slow rolls along the display line. His aerobatic routine in TFC's Skyraider was a very impressive sight too.


True story, looks like the Americans are getting their butts kicked this year.
Chris...

HiredBitSlinger
10-10-2006, 10:37 AM
The difference between Red Bull (Boar) Racing is that it looks better on TV than it does in person. They take advantage of that fact when in person they have all the big TV's to help show the action. Now real Air Racing is best in person. Unfortunately, that makes it more difficult to package for TV.

Dan Plunkett

stuntflyr
10-10-2006, 12:23 PM
Three Americans in the top 5 (1, 3 & 5). Don't think that's what I'd call a butt kicking !!?? :rolleyes:


I must get the latest scoring, then. Good.
Chris...

stuntflyr
10-10-2006, 03:34 PM
I am having trouble finding the over-all scoring and a posting of the placing by event for this year. There is a lot of beautiful hype on the website, though!
Chris...

Mike51
10-10-2006, 04:54 PM
I am having trouble finding the over-all scoring and a posting of the placing by event for this year.
If you go to the main page http://www.redbullairrace.com/ that shows the results for San Francisco. Click on 'World Series Standing' at the bottom of the SF results table for the championship positions.

Click on the Ranking / Results tab on the left side of the screen, then you can find results by pilot or by event.