Questions tagged [air-race]

Air racing is a sport in which airplanes complete a course in the shortest amount of time.

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Who manages air traffic during Red Bull air races?

I'll preface this by saying I'm not a pilot so I don't know much about Air Traffic Control. How does Air Traffic Control work for Red Bull air races? Does: (1) each plane taking off need to contact ...
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What is the cheapest plane one can buy to fly above Mach 1 and be able to pull 8g plus?

Which plane would you suggest for someone who would like to be able to fly fast enough to break the sound barrier, yet also be able to pull lots of Gs? What would be the price of such a plane, and ...
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Do Red Bull Air Race aircraft make use of nitrous oxide injection?

Microsoft Flight Simulator X contains Red Bull Air Race missions where the player flies an Extra 300S through a race course and makes use of Nitrous Oxide injection for the engine. While I have heard ...
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Why would a plane descend rapidly in uncontrolled manner after a steep turn?

Here's some footage from 2010 Red Bull Air Race. At 0:17 the plane is passing through a gate and then makes a steep turn to the left and that requires the plane to have left wing pointing almost ...
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What's the purpose of “over G” penalties in Red Bull Air Race?

This post mentions that if a Red Bull Air Race pilot exceeds 10G acceleration limit for longer than 0.6s on their plane then they are unconditionally disqualified with "did not finish" result no ...
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How do they quickly replace the pylons after a hit during the Red Bull Air Races?

My 3 years old was watching the movie Planes (Dusty Crop hopper one) and when he saw one airplane hit a pylon and puncture it he asked: How will they fix it? I told him it was air filled and they ...
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Can we borrow Formula One's ground effect for airplanes?

(Source) Inspired by the now banned late 70's F1 ground effect, I wondered if it can be adopted by airplanes. So, I came up with this: (Own work) The system A belly door that opens at slow speeds ...
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Do pilots adjust the throttle setting during a Red Bull air race?

During a race do the pilots adjust their throttle settings to control speed, or do they leave the throttle wide open the entire time?
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What does it take to enter the Red Bull Air Race? [closed]

Starting from being a newly minted private pilot, what are the steps I would have to accomplish in order to eventually qualify for and compete in the Red Bull Air Race? Assuming I put most of my time ...