All Red Bull races cancelled.

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Next years programme has been cancelled, hope it returns in 2012. Red Bull Air Races Cancelled For Next Year The Red Bull Air Races won't be back next year, the organizers said this week. The one-year hiatus is needed to develop strong host city partnerships and secure a "long-term race calendar," according to Red Bull. Some late-in-the-game venue changes and cancellations disrupted the race schedule for this year, and a couple of near-accidents raised safety concerns. Brazilian pilot Adilson Kindlemann flew into the Swan River in Australia in April, and Australian pilot Matt Hall smacked into the Detroit River in the Windsor race, though he stayed aloft. Neither pilot was hurt. Red Bull said the organization will spend the next year working to "fast track the technological advancements currently in the making which would further improve the already high levels of safety." Leaders in several of the host cities expressed dismay at the loss of the event, which brings in millions in tourist revenue everywhere it goes. At the Red Bull website, fans worried that the hiatus will stretch on and the races won't be back. Red Bull spokeswoman Barbara Proske told the Windsor Star that it's too soon to say if there will be changes in the race venues. "Following 10 years of rapid growth, the organization had decided that it needed to make the tough decision to take a break for 2011 in order to implement the changes required with regard to the restructuring of the organization and, importantly, to develop the various commercial areas of the business," she said. http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/avflash/1689-full.html#203044
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Well if a 1yr hiatus means they can make it alot better than it already is then thats all the more better really. Has it even been on ITV this year? I thoroughly enjoyed watching it last year but havent seen it in the shedule this year.

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I think Newcastle would be a perfect place to host a race!
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Why? Just curious.

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Well they wouldn't crash if they flew into the Tyne... just bounce off the turds and stolen cars.... lots of love, A. Makem...... :diablo:
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Well they wouldn't crash if they flew into the Tyne... just bounce off the turds and stolen cars.... lots of love, A. Makem...... :diablo:
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Well they wouldn't crash if they flew into the Tyne... just bounce off the turds and stolen cars.... lots of love, A. Makem...... :diablo:
Don't even get me started on what they would hit in the Wear! :rolleyes: Regards P. Geordie :diablo:
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Well they wouldn't crash if they flew into the Tyne... just bounce off the turds and stolen cars.... lots of love, A. Makem...... :diablo:
... that's a classic, LL.....

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London would be pretty sweet again, especially with the Olympics going on at the same time. I did see a report a while ago that Plane Stupid reckoned the short runway built for the London Red Bull Air Race was part of a secret plot by LCY to develop a second runway! This report was several years AFTER the race.....
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Sadly more bad news from the Red Bull Air Race...... A top bloke apparently. RIP. August 8, 2010 - Red Bull Air Race Technical Director Adrian Judd, a driving force behind the sport for the last five years, has died at the age of 44 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Germany. A man widely respected and deeply admired by pilots and crew alike and known for his commitment to the sport, Judd is survived by his wife Sharon and three daughters. A down to earth man with a vibrant sense of humor from Buckinghamshire in Britain, Judd was the final authority on whether an aircraft complied to Red Bull Air Race rules and regulations. He was the epitome of fairness and worked tirelessly, and without compromise, to ensure the sport developed in a positive direction, and fairly for all pilots regardless of their position in the championship. A pilot himself, Judd’s knowledge was instrumental in ensuring the planes were in the best shape possible.
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Sadly more bad news from the Red Bull Air Race...... A top bloke apparently. RIP. August 8, 2010 - Red Bull Air Race Technical Director Adrian Judd, a driving force behind the sport for the last five years, has died at the age of 44 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Germany. A man widely respected and deeply admired by pilots and crew alike and known for his commitment to the sport, Judd is survived by his wife Sharon and three daughters. A down to earth man with a vibrant sense of humor from Buckinghamshire in Britain, Judd was the final authority on whether an aircraft complied to Red Bull Air Race rules and regulations. He was the epitome of fairness and worked tirelessly, and without compromise, to ensure the sport developed in a positive direction, and fairly for all pilots regardless of their position in the championship. A pilot himself, Judd’s knowledge was instrumental in ensuring the planes were in the best shape possible.
A great guy who will be sadly missed:( many happy memories of some good times, an incident in Al Ain with a swiming pool and a slide will live with me forever!! Thoughts are with his wife Sharon and daughters at this terrible time. :( Blue skies mate and i'll keep the dancing going just for you.