Some fifteen of the best pilots in the world will be flying over Barcelona’s beaches of Barcelona speeds of up to 370 km/h, to win the title of World Champion of the Red Bull Air Race 2009. The final race of the season (before Abu Dhabi and San Diego), on 3rd and 4th October, will be battled out over the beaches of Bogatell, Nova Icària and Mar Bella and decisive in determining the new champion.
Following the success of the 2006 event, when more than a million spectators flocked to the city’s beaches to witness this spectacular competition, the Red Bull Air Race returns to Barcelona with a new race format and planes that are lighter, faster and more agile than ever before.
This year’s spectacle of sureness, precision and sculpture-like beauty that will be taking place over the afternoon and will be “one of the most important aerial festivals to be held in Europe this year“. But besides the air race itself, there will be exhibitions on civil and military pilots, a ceremony attended by aviators from the age of the Spanish Republic, as well as the commemoration of the first flight between Toulouse (France) and Barcelona.
At the same time, the 3rd Aeronautics and Space Week, for which Toulouse will be the guest city, will take place from 28th September to 4th October. There will be talks, meetings and workshops aimed at both professionals in the field and the general public.