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Monday, August 27, 2007 

Air Race in OPorto, Portugal

Come here !!! I'll be there !!!!

I’m love planes, they are beautiful machines, and I don’t know if you that you already heard about Red Bull Air Race, is an exciting competition in which the world’s most talented pilots are up against each other in a race based on speed, precision and skill.

The competition features a dynamic new discipline of flying, called ‘air racing’ where the objective is to navigate a challenging race course in the sky, in the fastest possible time. Flying individually against the clock, the pilots have to execute tight turns through a slalom course consisting of specially designed pylons, known as ‘Air Gates’. They compete in knockout rounds with the two fastest pilots going head to head in the final.

The Air Race is not just about speed, the precision is very important to win points, because any mistakes incur penalty points which are then added to the pilot’s time. Flying low to the ground at speeds that can reach 400kph, while attempting difficult turning manoeuvres, requires immense skill that only a certain number of pilots in the world possess. That is why the pilots are hand selected based upon their expertise and experience. These pilots are at the top of their game. They have to be – the Air Race exerts huge demands on their flying abilities and they have to withstand forces of up to 10G. There is no room for error.

The next qualifying race will be in Porto and Gaia city (Porto/Portugal/ 1 September) in northern of Portugal. The twin cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, one of the oldest in Europe, were built on the banks of the Douro River, and are connected to each other through several bridges, one of which is the Dona Maria Pia Bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel and built in 1877, and are therefore known as the "bridge cities". In the 20th century, the Arrábida Bridge was built, possessing at the time the largest support arch in the world.
The heart of Porto is a maze of medieval narrow streets, ancient shops, stone-paved streets and Baroque monuments, whereas Gaia is famous for the old Port Wine cellars, one Portugal’s most famous exports worldwide. It received the region’s name because, originally, it was exported from this area.


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