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mirrodie
05-11-2010, 09:25 PM
Looks like ticketing is now available. Heats are on Sat and races are on Sunday.

We're game for Sunday, just don't now what seats yet :)

http://redbullairrace.showare.ch/Perfor ... EGORYID=81 (http://redbullairrace.showare.ch/Performance/ShoWareFrontEndPerEventWithImage.aspx?ACTION=CATEG ORY&CATEGORYID=81)

PhilDernerJr
05-12-2010, 12:28 PM
Just to clarify, Mario is talking about June 19th and 20th, not this coming weekend.

For those who cannot make it, NYCA will have full media coverage!

Fighting_falcon_51
05-12-2010, 04:09 PM
I plan on going. Does anyone have a link where I can buy tickets?

Gerard
05-12-2010, 06:19 PM
Looks like ticketing is now available. Heats are on Sat and races are on Sunday.
We're game for Sunday, just don't now what seats yet :)

So I gather the seating is for Liberty State Park?
Where would good non-ticket locations be to watch the aircraft? Battery Park City area?

mirrodie
05-12-2010, 10:23 PM
redbullairrace.com

Tickets run the gamut, from $35 to over 1295 per person.

Nice thing is though that kids under 6 are free :D

cancidas
05-13-2010, 12:50 AM
Nice thing is though that kids under 6 are free :D
enjoy it while it lasts my friend....

Fighting_falcon_51
05-13-2010, 08:09 AM
I'll stick with the $30 tix :borat: Or I might just view from another area.

Flying Tigers
05-22-2010, 10:34 AM
I remember reading somewhere on the Red Bull site that there wouldn't be good views of the race from Manhattan (not without binoculars anyway). Judging from this map it looks like the best sightlines are on the Jersey side:

https://redbullairrace.showare.ch/Gener ... NEWSID=211 (https://redbullairrace.showare.ch/General/ShoWareFrontEndGenNewsDetails.aspx?NEWSID=211)

Chris S
05-22-2010, 11:39 AM
FYI- I'm still hoping to hear some info soon on a possible spectator boat to view the race from also. :borat:
When I hear any news I'll post the info here also !! :wink:

GrummanFan
06-06-2010, 11:12 PM
Found some info on boat viewing:

http://www.nywaterway.com/RedBullAirRace.aspx

Judging from the map, I'm guessing the coast guard will be corralling boats just southeast of Ellis Island. Might get good shots of planes coming off the finish line, but maybe not great views of the race itself.

Also, found on this "Harbor Events" page (http://www.iboatnyharbor.com/Harbor%20Events.htm):


June 17: Red Bull Air Race - Training Day 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
It seems as if training days are usually held the Thursday and Friday before the race, so it the park isn't closed up it might be a good opportunity for crowd-free viewing.

Gerard
06-07-2010, 05:06 PM
I think FoxSports is broadcasting this live?

Fighting_falcon_51
06-08-2010, 07:21 PM
Does anyone know what time the race starts and ends?

Big Tim #70
06-09-2010, 10:42 AM
I think I'm going to take the LIRR to Penn, jump on the PATH on 33rd & 6th & get off at Liberty State Park.

If I go on Sat, I can get GA tickets for $30.

Every other way either seems to require being set up by 8am, or spending a ton of money. Both are not an option for me, especially with Quonset coming up 2 weeks after.

Chris S
06-09-2010, 11:09 AM
Does anyone know what time the race starts and ends?
The following info was on the Red Bull Air Race website:
Qualifying Day ( Sat. )
10:00AM - Doors Open
12:00PM - Pre-show Side Acts
2:00PM - 1st Qualifying Session
3:00PM - 2nd Qualifying Session
4:00PM - Heat Racing Ends
5:30PM - Doors Close

Race Day ( Sun. )
10:00AM - Doors Open
12:00PM - Pre-show Side Acts
1:15PM - Racing starts with Wildcard Session
2:08PM - Top 12 Primary Round Session
2:49PM - Super Eights
3:23PM - Final 4
3:30PM - Results, Summary, Interviews
4:10PM - Award Ceremony
6:30PM - Doors Close

Chris S
06-09-2010, 11:28 AM
Found some info on boat viewing:

http://www.nywaterway.com/RedBullAirRace.aspx

Judging from the map, I'm guessing the coast guard will be corralling boats just southeast of Ellis Island. Might get good shots of planes coming off the finish line, but maybe not great views of the race itself.

Also, found on this "Harbor Events" page (http://www.iboatnyharbor.com/Harbor%20Events.htm):


June 17: Red Bull Air Race - Training Day 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
It seems as if training days are usually held the Thursday and Friday before the race, so it the park isn't closed up it might be a good opportunity for crowd-free viewing.

Dan,
Thanks for the info, but unfortunately, I just called NY Waterways with more questions
about their spectator boat for the Red Bull Air Race, and they said they've decided NOT
to have the special boat for the race now. What a Bummer, because it sounded really GREAT !!! :(

Gerard
06-09-2010, 05:30 PM
I'm going to be on Governors Island Sat aft at the BrewFest. Maybe they'll do some FlyOvers!! 8) :lol:

Fighting_falcon_51
06-09-2010, 06:19 PM
Thanks Chris!

pgengler
06-10-2010, 10:45 AM
I think I'm going to take the LIRR to Penn, jump on the PATH on 33rd & 6th & get off at Liberty State Park.

If I go on Sat, I can get GA tickets for $30.

Every other way either seems to require being set up by 8am, or spending a ton of money. Both are not an option for me, especially with Quonset coming up 2 weeks after.

Just so you know, PATH doesn't run to Liberty State Park. You need to change to the Hudson-Bergen light rail at Pavonia-Newport to get there, and then walk to the park from the station. (I don't know if there's going to be any sort of shuttle bus service for this, but the old LSP shuttle bus was a victim of NJT's recent cuts and doesn't run anymore).

AirtrafficController
06-11-2010, 10:14 AM
TFR is up:
http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_5397.html

AirtrafficController
06-11-2010, 10:28 AM
According to the map on their website, it looks like Ellis Island is the perfect spot to be during the air race. Do you think their would be any problem for me standing on the NE side of the island for a few hours and taking pictures from there? Certainly the tickets for the ferry are cheaper then ones for General Admission.

Fighting_falcon_51
06-12-2010, 02:51 PM
Does anyone know the price of admission for Liberty State Park? It doesn't say on their website.

Fighting_falcon_51
06-13-2010, 09:07 PM
I decided to get reserved seats at Liberty State Park. The GA area was a lot more affordable but you have to get there before the gates open to get a decent spot and you have to stand the whole race. As some of you know if you have little ones under 5 its free and they knock of a couple of bucks for kids 5-14.

emshighway
06-14-2010, 04:51 PM
From: DCPI [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 5:31 PM
To: DCPI
Subject: Media Advisory - Aerobatic Flyover



On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 in connection with an air race occurring later this week there will be approximately 30 random flights between 9am-6pm of single engine prop planes (Edge 540 and MXS aircraft) doing aerobatic maneuvers lasting approximately 10 minutes in duration.

These flights will depart Linden Airfield and head south to Raritan Bay (body of water off of Staten Island’s South and Midland Beach Areas, and south of the Verrazano Bridge). Flights to and from Linden will follow Arthur Kill (the channel between Staten Island and Woodbridge, NJ) at altitudes between 1,000' and 1,500'.



On Wednesday, June 16, 2010 approximately 30 random flights between 10am-6pm of single engine prop planes (Edge 540 and MXS aircraft) will be doing aerobatic maneuvers approximately five (5) minutes in duration.

These flights will depart Linden Airfield and proceed towards the Verrazano Bridge following the Staten Island Expressway at altitudes between 1,000’ and 1,200’. Planes will then proceed up the Hudson River and hold south of the Statue of Liberty between 500’ and 1,000’. From this holding position, the planes will have about five (5) minutes in the race box (located just north of Ellis Island--over the water adjacent to Liberty State Park). The planes will return via the same route to Linden Airfield.

There will be 3-5 aircraft flying up and down the Hudson River for a photo session later that afternoon on Wednesday at approximately 6pm. Please note that these planes will be emitting smoke, which is planned and normal for aerobatic planes—the smoke does not indicate any problem with the aircraft. They will be escorted by a helicopter that will be filming the flight.



On Thursday, June 17, 2010 approximately 30 random flights between 10am-6pm of single engine prop planes (Edge 540 and MXS aircraft) will be doing aerobatic maneuvers approximately five (5) minutes in duration. These flights will depart Linden Airfield and proceed towards the Verrazano Bridge following the Staten Island Expressway at altitudes between 1,000’ and 1,200’. Planes will then proceed up the Hudson River and hold south of the Statue of Liberty at altitudes between 500’ and 1,000’. From this holding position, the planes will have about five (5) minutes in the race box (located just north of Ellis Island--over the water adjacent to Liberty State Park). The planes will return via the same route to Linden Airfield. The planes will be emitting smoke, which is planned and normal for aerobatic planes--the smoke does not indicate any problem with the aircraft. There will also be two helicopters flying in the vicinity of the race box and are coordinated with the race planes

Fighting_falcon_51
06-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Since this thread appears to be dead I'm going to attempt to spruce it up a bit with some of the happenings over NYC.

Kirby Chambliss Fox 5 interview - Click here (http://www.teamchambliss.com/videos/my-fox-ny-channel-5)

Red Bull NYC teaser video - Click here (http://www.redbullairrace.com/cs/Satellite/en_air/Official-Red-Bull-Air-Race-Homepage/001238611393596)

NYC Red Bull Air Race Facebook - Click here (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=179788&id=58905671836&ref=mf)

As stated above, Aerobatic planes will be buzzing NYC the next couple of days - Click here (http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/aerobatic_planes_will_fly_over.html)

If you aren't going to make it the race will be broad casted on the following channels at 2:00PM - MSGPH 717(Cablevision) WNYW 5(Cablevision)
If you do not have Cablevision and you would like to find out which channels will broadcast the race click here. (http://msn.foxsports.com/tv/schedule)

Tickets - Click here. (http://redbullairrace.showare.ch/Performance/ShoWareFrontEndPerEventWithImage.aspx?ACTION=CATEG ORY&CATEGORYID=81)

iPhone Application - Click here. (http://itunes.apple.com/app/red-bull-air-race-world-championship/id314577426?mt=8)

njgtr82
06-15-2010, 05:18 PM
Just one from today, Kirby Chambliss with a quick flight around Linden

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1299/4704635656_c5bc99be67_b.jpg

I'm very excited about this week, should be alot of fun.

Bill

Big Tim #70
06-15-2010, 06:26 PM
If anybody snaps any pics of our buddy Mikey Goulian, post em!

Gerard
06-15-2010, 09:09 PM
Weather for Saturday - Mostly Sunny/85!!!
Sunday - Mostly Sunny/85!!!

cancidas
06-15-2010, 11:16 PM
i was going to get tickets to this, as well as try to bug a friend of mine for pit passes, but decided that Brew Fest was a much more worthwhile venture on my part... it starts at 1530, on governor's island and includes all the free beer i can handle. :borat: :borat:

my gf agreed with my choice of venue too. how sweet is that?!

njgtr82
06-15-2010, 11:24 PM
If anybody snaps any pics of our buddy Mikey Goulian, post em!

I didn't meet Mike but was given a tour today of the garage/pits area by his mechanic Dennis. Very nice guy and I learned alot today from him about the operation and these aircraft.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4704635154_aed58dedfe_b.jpg

mirrodie
06-16-2010, 08:57 AM
I decided to get reserved seats at Liberty State Park. The GA area was a lot more affordable but you have to get there before the gates open to get a decent spot and you have to stand the whole race. As some of you know if you have little ones under 5 its free and they knock of a couple of bucks for kids 5-14.




I was all gung ho and was have been following Red Bull for years. Was completely psyched to go to the NY races.


After a LOT of consideration, we're not going. (Highheels was in shock!)

I just can't see myself paying good money to bring my kids at this age. Not fair to us to bring them and have to chase the 1 and 3 yr old and not be able to pay attention skyward. And we were going to spring for the mid range seats too in Race Club but not worth it if paying too much mind to the kidlings.


My gut was to see it here b/c in NY, who knows if the NIMBYs would ever allow them back.

Looking forward to see the races though. Anyone have an idea what channels are televising locally?

Fighting_falcon_51
06-16-2010, 09:14 AM
Ah, I understand. Also if you read the fine print, kids are required to sit on the parent's lap. I think thats kind of hard with a 1 & 3 year old.

Also the following networks will broadcast the race:

2:00PM - MSGPH 717(Cablevision) WNYW 5(Cablevision)
If you do not have Cablevision and you would like to find out which channels will broadcast the race click here.

Fighting_falcon_51
06-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Australia’s race pilot, Matt Hall will not compete in New York
Posted by Flightline UK on June 16, 2010

NEW YORK – Following the Red Bull Air Race investigation into Australian pilot Matt Hall’s aviation mishap in Windsor last week, the Race Committee have imposed sanctions resulting in Hall not being permitted to compete in New York.

As part of the standard aviation operating procedures, the Red Bull Air Race’s Technical Director, the Race Director and the Sporting Medical Director were required to investigate the June 5 incident in which Hall’s race plane splashed off the surface of the Detroit River. This incident followed a sequence of earlier events which were also taken into consideration including a wing stall in Perth and disqualification in Rio for dangerous flying.

Hall was not hurt in the incident in Windsor; however, his MXS-R race plane sustained minor damage to an aileron and landing gear wheel cover, when its wing and landing gear skimmed off the surface of the Detroit River during a Qualifying session run. Hall was disqualified from the Qualifying session.

Following the investigation, a recommendation was made to the Race Committee including sanctions as well as a formal proposal to ensure Hall’s safe return to the Championship.

The Race Committee has approved the recommendations including sanctions preventing him from competing in Championship round in New York. Hall will, however, be permitted to participate in a step down training program in New York as part of the process to return him to full competition status.

The former Royal Australian Air Force fighter pilot, who was the most successful rookie in Red Bull Air Race history last year with third place overall, did not take part in the June 6 race in Windsor. Hall, 38, is currently in fifth place in the world championship with 22 points from four races.

What a shame. I really like this "rookie". I hope for his safe return back to full competition status.

Gerard
06-16-2010, 09:57 PM
[quote="mirrodie"][I just can't see myself paying good money to bring my kids at this age. Not fair to us to bring them and have to chase the 1 and 3 yr old and not be able to pay attention skyward. And we were going to spring for the mid range seats too in Race Club but not worth it if paying too much mind to the kidlings.

Totally understand. Been there. But it is Fathers Day weekend and a really nice gift to you would be to have the
Missus WATCH the kinder and YOU go to the races. :wink: :wink: 8)
Me, On Saturday I'll be on Governors Island with some buddys figuring out how many 4 ounce glasses I can consume
in 5 hours.
Then Sunday flying down to Boca to visit my oldest son. One of the reasons I have a 10:45AM flight as opposed to a
early bird flight is, well, see the above sentence relating to Saturday!! :lol: :lol:

Matt Molnar
06-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Time to get excited!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4707183014_3a3c151f98_b.jpg

This would be way cooler if Columbus Circle was actually part of the course.

There is also a Red Bull Race Simulator at 51st and Broadway staffed by some Red Bull models if you want to go check it out.

Gerard
06-17-2010, 04:56 PM
Time to get excited!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4707183014_3a3c151f98_b.jpg

This would be way cooler if Columbus Circle was actually part of the course.

There is also a Red Bull Race Simulator at 51st and Broadway staffed by some Red Bull models if you want to go check it out.

There are a bunch of these by Penn Station on 7Ave and across from Macys on 6th Ave. Lots of media blitz also for this
race which is pretty cool.
BTW I would guess they will be using aerial cameras also in the coverage. Does anyone know who will be flying? I see
FOX is broadcasting so maybe they will be utilizing SkyFox?

Metal484
06-17-2010, 05:16 PM
I can't wait for Sunday. I saw the AD at Columbus Circle yesterday as well. I purchased my tickets for the South Standing Area. Hope to meet some of you guys at the race!

Wavefront
06-17-2010, 07:31 PM
BTW I would guess they will be using aerial cameras also in the coverage. Does anyone know who will be flying? I see
FOX is broadcasting so maybe they will be utilizing SkyFox?
I don't think there will be any media flying their own helicopter to cover the race. Red Bull Air Race has their own chase helicopter, a MBB Bo 105 (HB-ZJF) piloted by Jürg Fleischmann (http://rb105.blogspot.com/).

Pictures from Wednesday's training run. I was at Liberty state Park a little after 3PM and was able to capture some actions.
http://kecheng.smugmug.com/Events/Air-Show/Red-Bull-Air-Race-New-York/IMG3507/903760000_36Z3A-L.jpg

http://kecheng.smugmug.com/Events/Air-Show/Red-Bull-Air-Race-New-York/IMG3535/903761114_hu4Vd-L.jpg

The air gates. No, the pilots did not pass through these air gates during Wednesday's training run.
http://kecheng.smugmug.com/Events/Air-Show/Red-Bull-Air-Race-New-York/IMG3558/903762537_ap2Vn-L.jpg

The Red Bull Air Race helicopter.
http://kecheng.smugmug.com/Events/Air-Show/Red-Bull-Air-Race-New-York/IMG3560/903763143_Asmuu-L.jpg


Pictures from today. I was there at around 11AM, however, there was no training run today due to high wind. :x
Air gates before they were totally deflated :(
http://kecheng.smugmug.com/Events/Air-Show/Red-Bull-Air-Race-New-York/IMG3571/904735033_57xAa-L.jpg

Getting ready for the big event.
http://kecheng.smugmug.com/Events/Air-Show/Red-Bull-Air-Race-New-York/IMG3578/904721946_McMi6-L.jpg

GrummanFan
06-17-2010, 07:48 PM
I was there at around 11AM, however, there was no training run today due to high wind. :x
Air gates before they were totally deflated :(

I was on Ellis Island for the morning and early afternoon, in hopes that the winds would cease. I felt like I was back in Brookhaven trying to photograph that damned balloon festival.... "Oh, look! The (balloons/pylons) are inflating! They're going to....oh, wait, they're being deflated again. What's that? Nothing is going to fly today? $&[email protected]"

njgtr82
06-17-2010, 08:01 PM
From LDJ Today, The BO105 HB-ZJF is the TV ship

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4710038781_f6d783bcd2_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4710038621_78bd167034_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1299/4710677118_eb389e06b1_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4704635378_58a401c9e1_b.jpg

Fighting_falcon_51
06-17-2010, 08:12 PM
I was there at around 11AM, however, there was no training run today due to high wind. :x
Air gates before they were totally deflated :(

I was on Ellis Island for the morning and early afternoon, in hopes that the winds would cease. I felt like I was back in Brookhaven trying to photograph that damned balloon festival.... "Oh, look! The (balloons/pylons) are inflating! They're going to....oh, wait, they're being deflated again. What's that? Nothing is going to fly today? $&[email protected]"
I heard it was way too windy to practice today.

Great photo's from all!

Gerard
06-17-2010, 09:00 PM
BTW I would guess they will be using aerial cameras also in the coverage. Does anyone know who will be flying? I see
FOX is broadcasting so maybe they will be utilizing SkyFox?
I don't think there will be any media flying their own helicopter to cover the race. Red Bull Air Race has their own chase helicopter, a MBB Bo 105 (HB-ZJF) piloted by Jürg Fleischmann (http://rb105.blogspot.com/).

Now thats very cool. Thanks.

Gerard
06-17-2010, 09:02 PM
[quote="njgtr82"]From LDJ Today, The BO105 HB-ZJF is the TV ship

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4710038781_f6d783bcd2_b.jpg

That is a wonderful shot and a beautiful helicopter. :D
Once again our people here come through with the info and the pics.

Fighting_falcon_51
06-18-2010, 03:24 PM
NEW YORK - Red Bull Air Race fans are invited to the Race Airport at Linden, New Jersey, to meet and greet the world championship pilots in a Public Pit Lane Walk on Saturday evening ahead of Sunday’s event.

The pilots and their planes will be at their hangars between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to meet friends and fans alike -- and sign autographs. Fans are advised to get in early to secure their vehicle passes from the Red Bull Air Race Liberty State Park box office as parking at the Linden Race Airport is strictly limited.

The traditional Public Pit Lane Walk before each race is not only hugely popular with Red Bull Air Race fans; the teams also look forward to feeding off the energy and enthusiasm of the big crowds that come out to the Race Airport to see the pilots and their planes up close.

“You come to an air race in some countries and the people are just so excited and accepting of the race and just really thrilled,” said American pilot Michael Goulian, who said he looks forward to the Public Pit Lane Walk at every race. “You can already feel the electricity in the air. It makes me really excited to fly,” added Goulian, who is hoping for a big crowd of fans coming down from his home state of Massachusetts to cheer his team on.

The lines to meet some of the most popular pilots can stretch back for hundreds of yards -- especially the home town racers. There is a friendly rivalry among the pilots to get the longest line. "If you want to get a picture, make it snappy!" is the traditional line from Red Bull Air Race Pit Lane Walk MC Barry Nutley at the more popular pit lane walks.

Access to the Public Pit Lane Walk is free, however parking is restricted and requires the purchase of a vehicle pass to park at the Linden Airport.

Vehicle passes are available for purchase at the box offices located at Liberty State Park for $10 USD. Vehicle passes are limited and subject to availability. Guests coming by public transportation do not need any access ticket.

http://www.redbullairrace.com/cs/Satell ... efmodpos=7 (http://www.redbullairrace.com/cs/Satellite/en_air/Article/Red-Bull-Air-Race-fans-invited-to-Public-Pit-Lane-021242863836608?refmod=Related&refmodpos=7)

Derf
06-18-2010, 07:40 PM
I should be there tomorrow morning on Ellis Island... anyone else going tomorrow?

Liquid_Squelch
06-18-2010, 10:32 PM
I've setup my online scanner to stream the Air Race (I hope)

Hopefully, we can hear some action from my location.... but it is a long shot!

The special feed is setup and ready to go online at 8am Saturday morning and will run until Sunday Night.

Please let me know if you hear anything on the feed. It will be under the "special" feed. My website is in my signature!
Thanks Falcon_51 for Requesting this and for the frequencies.
I've posted what I will be streaming here: http://www.w2lie.net/e107_plugins/forum ... c.php?7128 (http://www.w2lie.net/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?7128)

Enjoy!

Gerard
06-19-2010, 06:57 AM
Also the following networks will broadcast the race:
2:00PM - MSGPH 717(Cablevision) WNYW 5(Cablevision)
If you do not have Cablevision and you would like to find out which channels will broadcast the race click here.

This is for the Sunday race only. No Saturday coverage.

Fighting_falcon_51
06-19-2010, 07:53 AM
Liquid_Squelch- Thank YOU for putting the feeds up.

Gerard- Correct, I should have specified that.

mirrodie
06-20-2010, 10:03 AM
Been there. But it is Fathers Day weekend and a really nice gift to you would be to have the
Missus WATCH the kinder and YOU go to the races.
Me, On Saturday I'll be on Governors Island with some buddys figuring out how many 4 ounce glasses I can consume
in 5 hours.
Then Sunday flying down to Boca to visit my oldest son. One of the reasons I have a 10:45AM flight as opposed to a
early bird flight is, well, see the above sentence relating to Saturday!!

So late getting to this. Happy Fathers Day all! Been a perfect day thus far:

Watched this AMs first World Cup game while putting together a table and chairs, now watching the 2nd game. a 3rd to follow and Red Bull Air Races in HD TV.


I hear you on having the Missus watch but loving how today works out. And besides, I already have it set up....if it never makes it back to NY, we'll make a trip to see it in the future, at one of the more exotic venues. :mrgreen: :borat: :mrgreen:

Would love to hear from those of you who went and have questions:

-Where did you sit? What was the view like?
-Is anyone did Race Club seats, was it worth it?
-I really like the idea of seeing it from Ellis Island. Was that a venue associated with Red Bull or did you persue that on your own?

Fighting_falcon_51
06-20-2010, 07:55 PM
I went today and I was blown away! Here is a quick debrief from today:


Venue

I got tickets for the grandstand. I was happy with my seats and got a nice view of the track. I would probably do it again but GA didn't look too bad either.

I think the LEO's and military did a great job at securing this event. I felt safe and they went above and beyond.

Side Acts

The USCG HH-65 demo was a great addition to the show. I can't it to see them at Atlantic City this year.

The Red Bull Air Force did a much better job at spicing up the show here then they did at Jones Beach. I really liked the full body parachutes.

I saw Chuck Aarons Red Bull helicopter demo for the 3rd time today and it still amazes me like its the first time I ever saw it.

The F4U Corsair demo was amazing! It flew inverted and did a couple of four point rolls.

Show

They decided NOT to do the wildcard today. Anyone know why?

The show was very intense today and all the pilots did a good job.

Mike Goulian did an almost perfect run until he did an incorrect level flight. I felt bad for him.

Kirby fought his way into the finial four and all hope was lost until Hanns Arch hit the pylon. Kirby ended up in 3rd place.

GrummanFan
06-20-2010, 08:11 PM
They decided NOT to do the wildcard today. Anyone know why?

Because they only had 12 aircraft flying, so there was no reason for a wildcard: Kindlemann hasn't raced since Australia due to his accident and is out for the season, Hall was suspended for this race because of his water incident and Muroya had a propeller strike when he landed in NJ, and couldn't repair in time.

I was with several friends in the Standing North section. Because of a medical emergency that happened on our light-rail train just before it left the station, we arrived later than we wanted and thus didn't get good spots. I was unable to see most of the race, much less photograph it. Ellis Island definitely looked like it was the place to be - through my lens, it appeared as if there weren't too many people there. What made the standing area worse was that the grade sloped downward slightly from the water, meaning the people in the back of the crowd had no chance of seeing any of the action. Plus, I'm short. Because I was with fellow aero nerds I had a great time, and I am certainly glad I went, but I would have enjoyed it much more if I could have seen the entire runs without obstruction, allowing me to follow each pilot's techniques.

Fighting_falcon_51
06-20-2010, 08:54 PM
They decided NOT to do the wildcard today. Anyone know why?

Because they only had 12 aircraft flying, so there was no reason for a wildcard: Kindlemann hasn't raced since Australia due to his accident and is out for the season, Hall was suspended for this race because of his water incident and Muroya had a propeller strike when he landed in NJ, and couldn't repair in time.

I was with several friends in the Standing North section. Because of a medical emergency that happened on our light-rail train just before it left the station, we arrived later than we wanted and thus didn't get good spots. I was unable to see most of the race, much less photograph it. Ellis Island definitely looked like it was the place to be - through my lens, it appeared as if there weren't too many people there. What made the standing area worse was that the grade sloped downward slightly from the water, meaning the people in the back of the crowd had no chance of seeing any of the action. Plus, I'm short. Because I was with fellow aero nerds I had a great time, and I am certainly glad I went, but I would have enjoyed it much more if I could have seen the entire runs without obstruction, allowing me to follow each pilot's techniques.

Thanks for clearing that up.

On Grandstand B just on the on other side of the North Cove the GA area was basically empty from what I saw . There were even spare benches you could sit on.

Speedbird1
06-23-2010, 04:51 AM
I was viewing the Red Bull Air Race from Staten Island on Sunday. I was late so only saw the end of the race but I noticed something unusual after 1500. I saw one of the aircraft circling over Lower Manhattan doing stunts. Was that part of the race? Imagine how nervous people in Lower Manhattan were on Sunday when looking-up and seeing a plane buzzing around.

Speedbird1
06-23-2010, 04:59 AM
I viewed from Staten Island. I should have brought binoculars. I saw the Coast Guard chasing boats away from the racing area. After the Sunday races, I saw a plane doing stunts over Lower Manhattan. I was delayed thanks to the NYC subway so I missed most of the race.

Matt Molnar
06-23-2010, 03:04 PM
Here's the NYCA recap of the event.

NYCAviation:

Red Bull Air Race Wows New Yorkers; Bonhomme Takes Home Victory (http://nycaviation.com/2010/06/23/red-bull-air-race-new-york-2010-wows-the-big-apple-bonhomme-takes-home-victory/)
By Matt Molnar | June 23rd, 2010

http://nycaviation.com/newspage/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/chambliss-2.jpg (http://nycaviation.com/2010/06/23/red-bull-air-race-new-york-2010-wows-the-big-apple-bonhomme-takes-home-victory/)

Over 75,000 fans standing in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty watched Paul Bonhomme win
the first ever Red Bull Air Race New York, concluding four days of thrilling aerial action never
before seen in the Big Apple. [FULL ARTICLE (http://nycaviation.com/2010/06/23/red-bull-air-race-new-york-2010-wows-the-big-apple-bonhomme-takes-home-victory/)]
Psst: There are also some photos of Red Bull girls and one of the German Playboy Playmates that accompanies Mattias Dolderer to each race.

Cary
06-24-2010, 01:17 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4717505583_89f04f1703_o.jpg (http://caryliao.com/blog/2010/06/19/red-bull-air-race-new-york-training/)

I've added some of my photos from Friday's practice session here (http://caryliao.com/blog/2010/06/19/red-bull-air-race-new-york-training/)