Red Bull Air Race pilots take flight with the Patrouille de France

Courtesy of Red Bull Air Race

Earlier this month, three Alphajets blazed a red, white and blue trail over the Croisette in an inaugural display to mark the occasion as they flew in formation with three Frenchmen who will be competing for a spot on the podium. An experience that Mika Brageot, François Le Vot and Nicolas Ivanoff, won’t forget.

France has waited for 15 long years to secure a spot as one of the eight stages of Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

Catch the premiere at the Croisette on April 20, 21, 22

About: The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best pilots in a motorsports competition based on speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, Red Bull Air Race pilots navigate a low-level aerial race track made up of air filled pylons, flying at speeds reaching 230mph while withstanding forces of up to 10g. The objective is to complete the course, navigating the 65 feet high specially designed inflatable pylons known as Air Gates in the fastest possible time. Red Bull Air Race pilots must pass between the Air Gates in the correct position taking care not to touch them with their wings. The pilots compete for points at each Red Bull Air Race and the one who accumulates the most at the end of the season is crowned Red Bull Air Race World Champion.

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