AOPA Pilot Magazine - December 2013 - 36

After a three-year
hiatus, the Red Bull Air
Race returns with seven
competitions worldwide
and some of the favorite
pilots in the race's eightyear history.

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NEWS

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Red Bull Air Race returns
Seven venues featuring popular pilots
B Y A LY S S A M I L L E R

36  |  AOPA PILOT  December 2013

In addition to Bonhomme, Goulian,
and Chambliss, other pilots on the
2014 roster are Hannes Arch, Peter
Besenyei, Martin Sonka, Nicolas
Ivanoff, Matt Hall, Nigel Lamb,
Yoshihide Muroya, Matthias Dolderer,
and Pete McLeod.
The 2014 season kicks off March
1 in Abu Dhabi and runs through
November where it ends in China.
Other stops include Putrajaya,
Malaysia; Gdynia, Poland; Ascot,
United Kingdom; the Texas Motor
Speedway near Dallas; and the Las
Vegas Motor Speedway. Ticket information is not available for all locations,
but Red Bull said tickets were available for Dallas/Fort Worth, Ascot,
and Putrajaya November 1 and China
starting December 1 (although a venue
has yet to be announced). Venues outside the United States will be similar
to those used in the previous races,
including over-water sites.
EMAIL alyssa.miller@aopa.org

TEST PILOT

| BY BARRY SCHIFF

1. From reader John Ritchie: True
or False? It is impossible for a jet
fighter to shoot itself down by flying into its own gunfire.
2. Pilots are familiar with adverse
yaw, a result of using ailerons, but
what is adverse roll, and what
causes it?
3. During October 1945, what wellknown department store became
the first such store to display airplanes for sale, and what type of
airplanes did the store sell?
4. True or False? A radio aid to
navigation used in the United
States prior to the advent of the
VOR (or "omni") was the VRB,
or voice radio beacon. The VRB
broadcast in voice the bearing of
an aircraft from the station.
5. From reader Brian Schiff: What
is a vortilon?
6. True or False? Low-pressure
troughs and high-pressure ridges
associated with a jet stream in the
Northern Hemisphere are situated
north and south, respectively, of
the jet.
7. From reader John Schmidt: A
pilot is wearing a lapel pin called
a "Lennie," and he appears to
be particularly proud of it. What
does this pin represent?
8. What is a sub-cloud car
and what type of aircraft were
equipped with them?
ANSWERS on page 39

JOHN SAUER

RED BULL'S three-year hiatus was to
reorganize, "strengthen development
and commercial aspects of the race."
While the company was retooling
its air race business and setting up 2014
locations, the pilots weren't resting on
their laurels. Many continued to perform at airshows, some returned to
other types of flying (Paul Bonhomme
resumed flying Boeing 747s), and they
focused on staying in shape physically
in hopes of the return of the rigorous
Red Bull Air Race.
"I've missed the flying in the Red
Bull Air Race because the competitive
racing is just fantastic for the pilots,"
said Bonhomme, the 2009 and 2010
world champion.
U.S. pilots Michael Goulian and
Kirby Chambliss are returning to the
lineup. Red Bull said Chambliss "is
one of the most consistently successful pilots in the history of the Red Bull
Air Race." Chambliss has two world
championships and eight race wins
under his belt.

TEST PILOT

PILOT BRIEFING



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President’s Position
Visual Approach
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Yacht of the Air
Around the World in 25 Days
Aviation Legends Walter Extra
Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Unpredicted, Unadvised, Unaware
Summit 2013: Meeting Mr. Baker
Technique
Proficiency
Wx Watch
Technology
Ownership
Frugal Flier
Never Again
State and Local Action
Member Products
AOPA Foundation
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Government Affairs
AOPA Insurance Agency
Fly by Wire
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