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WINDSOR, ON, June 10 /CNW/ - It's official! The Red Bull Air Race Airport
runway has taken flight! Today, Bernd Loidl, CEO, Red Bull Air Race World
Championship and Canadian pilot, Pete McLeod - the youngest and first-ever
Canadian to compete in the Championship - celebrated the official opening of
the Red Bull Air Race Airport with Windsor Mayor, Eddie Francis, and the
remaining fleet of Red Bull Air Race air-devils!
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On June 13 and 14, the third stop of the Red Bull Air Race Championship
will land on Windsor, Ontario where 15 of the world's best pilots will race
through the sky, twisting and turning through a low-level aerial track of
air-filled pylons, only feet above the water flying at speeds reaching 370
km/h (230 mph) while withstanding forces of up to 12G.
Safety first! If you are planning on checking out Red Bull Air Race
including the Pit Lane Walk, the Tower or Pylon Tours and any of the training,
qualifying or final events, close toed shoes must be worn.
Can't make it down to Red Bull Air Race Windsor? 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.
2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
Abu Dhabi (UAE) April 17/18
San Diego (USA) May 9/10
Windsor (Canada) June 13/14
Budapest (Hungary) August 19/20
Porto (Portugal) September 12/13
Barcelona (Spain) October 3/4
For further information:
For further information: photos and video, please contact: Alana Lipton,
Melissa Legaspi, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 x 222, 272, Alana.Lipton@Edelman.com,
Melissa.Legaspi@Edelman.com; Sonia Klinger, Josée Laperrière, Red Bull Canada,
(416) 542-7493, (416) 542-7485, firstname.lastname@example.org,