Canadian pilot Pete McLeod debuts at Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi - Video B-roll available

    TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ - The 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
( is taking off in Abu Dhabi this weekend (April 17th
and 18th). Buckle your seatbelts because Canada's very own Pete McLeod - one
of four rookies and at 25-years-old the youngest pilot ever to compete in the
series - will be making his debut in the largest field of pilots in Red Bull
Air Race history.
    The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world's best race
pilots in a motor sports competition that combines speed, precision and skill.
Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a
low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons - or air gates - flying at
speeds reaching 370 km/h while withstanding forces of up to 12g!
    But that's not all! The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be
landing in Windsor, Ontario on June 13th and 14th. Want to experience the
incredible action live? Check out for more details.
    But, since you probably can't make it all the way to Abu Dhabi to catch
the inaugural race, download the jaw-dropping action from the Red Bull Air
Race Newsroom which can be accessed via the 'Press' link on or directly at

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