Media Alert - Red Bull Air Race World Championship Prepares for Take-off in Windsor June 13 and 14



    
    Media invited to experience the Red Bull Air Race action Wednesday
    through Sunday in Windsor
    

    WINDSOR, ON, June 3 /CNW/ - The Red Bull Air Race World Championship, a
thrilling aerobatic motorsport showcasing speed, precision and skill, reaches
full throttle on June 13 and 14. Thousands of spectators will get the chance
to witness the world's best pilots like Pete McLeod - the youngest and
first-ever Canadian pilot in Red Bull Air Race history - navigating through a
challenging race course in the sky.
    Media also have the opportunity to meet Pete and the other world class
pilots in the days leading up to the qualifying flights and final race day.
Get up close and personal with these flying aces and find out what it takes to
navigate through a low-level aerial track around air-filled pylons, racing at
speeds reaching 370 km/h (230 mph) while withstanding forces of up to 12G.
Further details on the media schedule are below. PLEASE NOTE: for access to
entry, media must confirm accreditation by visiting:
www.redbullairracenewsroom.com.

    
    WHAT:  RED BULL AIR RACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    WHEN:  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
           Media accreditation open at Red Bull Air Race Airport
           9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
           Media lounge open at Red Bull Air Race Airport
           9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
           Official opening of Red Bull Air Race Airport featuring press
           conference with Bernd Loidl,
           Red Bull Air Race, CEO, and press conference with Pete McLeod to
           follow
           11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

           THURSDAY, JUNE 11
           Media accreditation open at Red Bull Air Race Airport
           9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
           Media lounge open at Red Bull Air Race Airport
           9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
           Training session No. 1 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET
           Training session No. 2 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
           Pylon tour 4:00 p.m. ET

           FRIDAY, JUNE 12
           Media accreditation open at Riverside Drive
           8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
           Media center open at Riverside Drive 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
           Media lounge open at Red Bull Air Race Airport
           9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
           Training session No. 3 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET
           Training session No. 4 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET
           Pylon tour 4:00 p.m. ET

           SATURDAY, JUNE 13 - QUALIFYING
           Media lounge open at Red Bull Air Race Airport
           10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
           Media accreditation open at Riverside Drive
           10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
           Media center open at Riverside Drive 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
           Pre-show and entertainment 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
           Qualifying round No. 1 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET
           Qualifying round No. 2 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
           Media pit lane walk (pilot interview opportunity) at Red Bull Air
           Race Airport 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET
           Pylon tour TBD

           SUNDAY, JUNE 14 - RACE DAY
           Media accreditation open at Riverside Drive
           9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
           Media center open at Riverside Drive 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
           Media lounge open at Red Bull Air Race Airport
           10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
           Pre-show and entertainment 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
           Race starts 1:00 p.m. ET
           Awards ceremony at Riverside Drive 3:55 p.m. ET
           Press conference at the media center 4:25 p.m. ET

    WHERE: Red Bull Air Race takes place in the skies of Windsor, Ontario,
           over the Detroit River between the Windsor and Detroit downtown
           skylines.
           Media Center is located at Goyeau Avenue and Riverside Drive
           across from Caesars.
           Red Bull Air Race Airport is located at 3200 County Road 42,
           Windsor, ON

    Experience Red Bull Air Race at the Art Gallery of Windsor
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    -   June 1 - July 5 - check out the Art Gallery of Windsor which will
        feature a photo exhibition of Red Bull Air Race, including flight
        simulators and photo booths.

    -   Tuesday, June 9 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - meet Red Bull Air Race
        pilots Pete McLeod, Hannes Arch, Paul Bonhomme, Nicolas Ivanoff, and
        Mike Mangold.

    -   Thursday, June 11th from 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - get the 411 on this
        world-class racing experience from pilots Michael Goulian, Alejandro
        Maclean, Matthias Dolderer and Kirby Chambliss.
    

    Can't make it down to Red Bull Air Race? Grab the remote and tune into
Rogers Sportsnet on Sunday, June 14th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET to watch
the televised broadcast. For further information, photos, video clips as well
as pilot biographies, please visit www.redbullairracenewsroom.com.





For further information:

For further information: photos and video, please contact: Melissa
Legaspi, Alana Lipton, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 x 272, 222,
Melissa.Legaspi@Edelman.com, Alana.Lipton@Edelman.com; Sonia Klinger, Josée
Laperrière, Red Bull Canada, (416) 542-7493, (416) 542-7485,
sonia.klinger@ca.redbull.com, josee.laperriere@ca.redbull.com

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