May 29

AIR RACE ROVINJ, DAY THREE: ON THE TRACK

Today was the first day all pilots were able to practice in the racecourse, and it proved to be windy! Many pylons went down, including Kirby’s first hit of the season! “Practice is when you are learning the track and figuring out what you are able to do. Better to hit a pylon in practice […]

May 28

AIR RACE ROVINJ, DAY TWO: TEST AND RECON FLIGHTS

Day two at the airport was filled with flight! Kirby flew two test flights to make sure all was well with the airplane, followed by two recon flights over the beautiful city of Rovinj, Croatia, host to race three. He led fellow competitors Pete McLeod and Nicolas Ivanoff in the first flight, followed by Hannes […]

May 27

AIR RACE ROVINJ, DAY ONE: ASSEMBLY

With only five days between the end of Air Race Japan and the start of Air Race Croatia, everyone had just a few days rest! To the team’s excitement, there were no surprises on day one in Rovinj. The plane’s assembly was completed seamlessly, with additional help from team member Domingo. The team’s excited to […]

May 17

AIR RACE JAPAN DAY 6: RACE DAY!

The day everyone’s been waiting for has finally arrived! Kirby and our newest member, Ashish Kapoor, spent the morning studying the track to find the most optimal flight path prior to start time. It proved to work in the round of fourteen, where Kirby beat Juan Velarde by 0.135 seconds, with a final time of […]

May 17

DAY FIVE: QUALIFYING!

Gray skies and trickling rain is what the team woke up to at the start of qualifying day, but thankfully the weather gave way for racing! The sold out event in Chiba, Japan, had over 60,000 spectators ready for action! It was the first day pilots were able to fly through the track, increasing difficulty […]

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