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Bastard! :(

 :D

If I remember, I'll set up a live streaming video camera...  :thumbsup: :)
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If your in the UK, Kemble Airfield do an extreme flying day (about 700 Great British Pounds from memory). They take you up in one of the Extra 300's as used in some of the earlier Red Bull racing. I did the Top Gun ultimate experience about 18 months ago. They push you up to 4G's. Well actually you push yourself as they let you have control of the big scary stick once your up there.

Barrel Rolls were definitely the worst, especially the first one when you have no warning.

http://www.ultimatehigh.co.uk/corporate/topgun.php

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Someone on twitter said one of the planes just crashed into the Swan River :eek:

Quote from: Omegatron
One of the planes just crashed! #Perth #redbullairrace :-O

http://twitter.com/omegatron/status/12203351922


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Shit news travels fast, happened less than 10 mins ago.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/red-bull-plane-crashes-into-river-20100415-sg9o.html


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Red Bull plane crashes into river
STAFF REPORTERS
April 15, 2010 - 12:00PM

A Red Bull air race plane has crashed into the Swan River.

Police spokeswoman Ros Weatherall confirmed a plane had crashed into the river this morning. Emergency services are on their way to the scene.

A pilot has already been rushed to hospital, according to reports.

An air race spokeswoman said organisers would release more information shortly.

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Quote from: Cam Sinclair
Red Bull air race plane was lime green - seemed to be going fairly slowly just before 'belly-flopping' into the river - must have stalled?

http://twitter.com/cam_sinclair/status/12203943516








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http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/7065915/red-bull-plane-crashes-into-river/

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Red Bull plane crashes into river

One of the planes competing in this weekend's Red Bull Air Race has crashed into the Swan River.

A witness told thewest.com.au they saw the plane complete a number of turns in a practice round on the course before hearing a bang.

The witness said rescue boats appeared to be working near the plane.

It is not known what has happened to the pilot. A Red Bull official says the pilot is believed to be a Brazilian, Adilson Kindlemann, who is 37-years-old.

The crash occurred near Sir James Mitchell Park on the South Perth foreshore.

Witnesses using social network site twitter believe the crash may have involved a Brazilian pilot.

Police have released a statement saying the crash was reported at 11.53am.

The statement says the pilot is believed to have survived the crash and was uninjured. A witness told thewest.com.au that the pilot has been taken to hospital.

Another witness told 6PR that the crash occurred in front of a restaurant on the South Perth foreshore. The witness said the plane was heading up the river from the Narrows when the wing clipped the water.

Gary French, of Lathlain, in Perth’s south, told AAP he was watching the pilots run through their paces on Thursday morning from the southern side of the river when he saw the plane go down.

"I saw a wing hit the water and the plane went down," Mr French said.

Marianne Cashim, a Victorian tourist who was watching the planes go through their paces, said the pilot was only in the water for a few minutes before he was pulled out.

"He appeared to be coming out of a turn, he was quite low to the water and it was like his wing just clipped something and he dropped straight in," Ms Cashim said.

"He was in the water for only a few minutes, they pulled him out very quickly.

"I'm not sure if he got himself out or they got him out, but help was there very quickly and they took him off in the ambulance."

The race, which is held at various locations around the world, involves 13 pilots who complete time trials at speeds of up to 400km/h, whizzing through inflatable pylons above the blue water of the Swan River.



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