Red Bull Air Race aircraft at Malmi Airport
31 May 2006
Malmi Airport serves as a stop-over for the Red Bull Air Race 2006 World Series competition in St. Petersburg on 17 June. The racing airplanes will spend a couple of weeks at Malmi while waiting for the race.
Red Bull Air Race is a skill sport for top pilots and involves flying through a course of air-inflated pylon gates as fast and as flawlessly as possible. The racing aircraft are high performance aerobatic airplanes. The sport has won millions of viewers and has also been introduced on Finnish TV.
Two racing aircraft arrived on Sunday 28 May and three more on Monday 29 May, including the 2005 Series Champion Mike Mangold from the U.S.A. and the 2004 Champion Peter Besenyei from Hungary. The Chairman of FoMA Tero Auranen wished the visitors welcome to Malmi Airport and presented them with FoMA T-shirts. More aircraft are on the way.
|Red Bull Air Race 2005 Champion Mike Mangold checks out his FoMA T-shirt next to his gorgeous Zivko Edge 540. (Photo: Tero Auranen)|