May 16

DAY FOUR: IN THE AIR!

With the plane together, the team was ready to fly! The morning was used for interviews with media partners and photographs in Kirby’s new flight suit. In the afternoon, the flying began! Kirby was able to get two test flights in before the day was over, and everything was in great shape! The team’s excited […]

May 15

DAY THREE: ASSEMBLY COMPLETE

The weather was quite mellow compared to the previous two days, providing a perfect day for airplane assembly! On top of normal procedure, Jason took extra time polishing the new canopy for its debut in Japan. The team was on the verge of being done when some damage to one of the propeller blades was […]

May 14

RED BULL AIR RACE, JAPAN! DAY TWO: BACK TO WORK!

Day two started off a bit shaky, literally! The team awoke to a small earthquake, the first for team members Jason Resop and Kayla Layton. “I wasn’t sure what was happening initially, I just heard rattling. When I noticed the walls moving, I knew it must be an earthquake,” says Jason. After the morning excitement, […]

May 13

RED BULL AIR RACE, DAY ONE IN JAPAN: TYPHOON TROUBLE

The team has officially arrived in Japan! With a typhoon passing through, the weather brought rain and heavy wind; what a change from sunny Arizona! Some were even brave enough to venture outside in it’s peak, standing at a diagonal to not fall down. While the team enjoyed a little break in work, they are excited to […]

May 07

PHOTO OF THE MONTH!

Kirby’s upside down again! This photo was taken at the Flying Crown Ranch while giving a media ride!

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