When the Red Bull Air Races arrived in the United States in 2010, Alton Marsh and Chris Rose will tell you that they were something to see. Not only were thousands of people treated to the sight of super-fast airplanes roaring around pylons, but the air race grounds themselves were the size of a small town, requiring 12 days to set up and three days to tear down. You can read about what Marsh and Rose witnessed in this article from the August 2010 AOPA Pilot.
Sadly, the races were scratched in 2011 and 2012, but there remains hope that they will go on in 2013. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.—Jill W. Tallman