Red Bull Air Race UK - Aug 2015

The Red Bull air races are billed as being the fastest sport on the planet. The UK round of this exciting event was held at Ascot racecourse, not far outside of London over the weekend of 15 – 16th August.

Red Bull UK asked me to put on a display of some of my models and so with a few friends we set up a stand of 10 scale models in the main grandstand. Over 29,000 people attended the event with most of them having to pass by the display.

There was a lot of interest and of course the usual questions of “Does it fly…, how far…., what does it cost…..? The Red Bull air race was won by Paul Bonhomme who also won last year. As well as the races, there were displays of military helicopters including an Apache. The pilot came to the stand and went around my model pointing out areas that were different on his machine.

All in all, a lovely event with lovely people. Red Bull really looked after us – and we’re looking forward to going again next year.