Red Bull Air Race 2016: Daredevil Pilots To Perform At Ascot

It gives you wings, you know

10/08/2016 12:09

The Red Bull Air Race will take off this weekend from the haloed horseracing turf of Ascot.

The world’s top thrill-seeking pilots will perform one of the most mind-blowing displays of aeronautics across the globe on August 13 and 14.

The spectacle will see planes maoeuvred down a low-aerial race track made up of 25 metre high air-filled pylons.

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Hungary pilot Peter Besenyei flies his Edge 540 V3 aircraft during the qualifying session of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, July 4, 2015

There will be 24 high-speed races among pilots looking to secure the Challenger’s Cup, with the Master pilots battling it out in the qualifying round on Sunday.

Doors open at 11am on Saturday, with spectacles including a Red Arrows flypast at 4pm and the Breitling Wing Walkers taking place at 1pm. The venue will close at 7pm.

Sunday’s schedule opens at 10am and will see a meet and greet with the Challenger pilot, a display by historic army aircraft and a prize giving ceremony at 3.55pm. Doors close at 6pm.

The weekend forms part of the air show’s global tour, the winner of which will be crowned the Red Bull Air Race Champion of 2016.

On Saturday, tickets for adults cost £30 and £15 for children aged between 10-17. A family ticket for two adults and two children is £75.

On Sunday, adult tickets cost £40 and £25 for children. A family ticket is priced at £100. Children under 10 go free on both days.

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