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Reno_Steve
11-23-2006, 12:23 AM
A while back I read an article about an air race which sounded similar to the format chosen for the Red Bull Air Race except that it was to have several aircraft on the course at once.
The aircraft were aerobatic aircraft similar to those used for the Red Bull event, and it was proposed to hold it in Europe (Eastern Europe I think).

Can anyone tell me more about this series and whether any races did actually take place ?

It may have been this series Aero-GP which has raced in Slovenia and Malta but this is not quite as I had expected the series to be as it includes air combat as well.

http://www.aero-gp.com/series.htm

Peashooter
11-23-2006, 05:48 AM
Here's the problem with that format:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_BfbjaM_hc

First time Juke
11-23-2006, 07:49 AM
Has the problem ever occured in Reno races ?

Reno_Steve
11-23-2006, 07:01 PM
Sorry I am not allowed to download video whilst at work (even lunch time).
Can you explain what happened.

Skyracer
11-23-2006, 07:11 PM
Airplane 1 + Airplane 2 = no Airplanes (midair)

HiredBitSlinger
11-23-2006, 09:20 PM
Has the problem ever occured in Reno races ?

Mid Air. Yes it has. That came very close to ending my interest in Air Racing.

Race5
11-23-2006, 10:56 PM
Has the problem ever occured in Reno races ?

It has happened. Most of the mid airs have been in the T-6 class. One such accident at a non Reno venu that I can't remember the name of off hand took down multiple aircraft

h34race
11-26-2006, 12:27 PM
Hey I can still recall a silver race when a red plane ate the tail of a yellow plane both landed ok with real damage though, had to barrow a rudder from one plane and a prop from a nother and a couple changes of underwear and both pilots were back in the hunt,how thay got there balls in the cock pit after that must have been a real big shoehorn??it was at reno 90's ???