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Talk to Red Bull pilots after championship raceTalk to Red Bull pilots after championship race

Watch Kirby Chambliss, pictured here in Spielberg, Austria, compete at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Las Vegas Oct. 17 and 18. Photo by Joerg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool.

After watching 14 Red Bull Air Race pilots race through pylons at speeds up to 230 knots in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, celebrate the end of the action-packed season with them during a special AOPA-member tour. Directly after the race finale Oct. 18, when the overall season world champion will be crowned, members will be able to talk to the pilots and tour the facility.

Members should meet at the designated location shown on the map below at 3:55 p.m. local time and show their AOPA membership card, according to Red Bull Air Race officials.

About 25 AOPA members who participated in the tour after the Fort Worth, Texas, race Sept. 27 “were amazed and eager to speak directly to pilots,” one Red Bull Air Race official said, adding that many brought their children along on the tour. (AOPA members can bring their friends and family on the tour.)

AOPA members planning to attend the world championship at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 17 and 18 can purchase their tickets through AOPA’s Web page to receive a 10-percent discount. Members attending also are encouraged to RSVP to Red Bull Air Race's Matthew Blum with their name and the number of people they will be bringing with them on the tour.

AOPA members should note the meeting spot for the Red Bull Air Race guided tour map. Image courtesy of Red Bull Air Races.
Alyssa J. Miller

Alyssa J. Miller

AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor
AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa J. Miller has worked at AOPA since 2004 and is an active flight instructor.
Topics: Air Racing, Events

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