Monday, 2 June 2008

Red Bull Air Races

According to the local paper, the kids and I were part of a big crowd on the weekend watching the Red Bull Races. About 750,000 people attended on both sides of the border! We decided to go on Sunday, dropping Dad off at work and taking advantage of the free shuttle offered by the City of Windsor. We arrived early enough to find a good spot along the riverfront, setting up our picnic blanket down on the grass. It was quite cool at first, but that just gave us an excuse to cozy up!

Anyway, the show started for us when a huge ship went by (top left picture), then they had a parachutist holding an American flag, a very noisy American F-18, some war planes, helicopters and more parachutists. The most exciting part was of course the Red Bull Races, these little airplanes are very fast (up to 400 km/h) and turn and twist through those pylons so fast! It was difficult taking pictures (you can left-click to see my pictures bigger). We were all amazed!

Here is a link to read more about the races: Red Bull Races.

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