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Hot Off The Press, Red Bull Air Race, Fort Worth 2014!

Yesterday was one of the busiest days for the Team! Kirby had a very early start with a Weather Channel interview, then a morning training session. Trying out a few new things and happy with the results! The last event at Alliance Airport was the interview with CBS News, check that out on Saturday morning and Saturday night on CBS!

Moving to the Texas Motor Speedway for the afternoon training session, Kirby is getting a good feel for the track! Kirby was happy with the results, no penalties, and says, “I am excited to be in Texas, looking forward to racing at TMS!”

Kirby finished the day with a formation flight at the Speedway, the pictures should be awesome. We’ll be posting some of those later today.

The Team is already back at it today, so make sure to stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for our latest updates!

Photo by GoPro

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Hot Off The Press, Red Bull Air Race, Fort Worth 2014!

Super excited to be in the great State of Texas! Kirby and the Team arrived on Monday night and Tuesday was what we call the build up day. Jason and Grant worked together on the assembly of 14KN and managed to finish by sunset, just in time for a photo shoot!

Today will start with briefings, followed by several interviews and test hops at the Alliance Airport. The interviews continue into the afternoon, finishing up with meetings that are scheduled into the evening hours!

The Team is pumped to be in the US, let alone Texas! We are looking forward to seeing our friends and connecting with new ones! This race will be interesting and a completely new type of speed for the Texas Motor Speedway! We are happy to be here and I know you can’t wait either! Don’t forget about the Team Chambliss App to stay connected! Go to http://www.appcat.com/teamchambliss on your mobil phone and hit install our app and bang, you’re part of the Team! Stay tune for more….

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Red Bull Air Race Ascot, England!

The Ascot Race was an amazing venue for the Red Bull Air Race! This was the first race this year in a stadium setting and the reaction was super positive. Held at the Ascot Racetrack, famous for horse racing with a three hundred year history.

Kirby was disappointed with the results, but says he’s looking ahead to the Race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Race Day, Red Bull Air Race, Ascot, England 2014!

The morning threatened rain, but the weather cleared in time for the Race! The fans filled the stands at the famous track with anticipation!

Kirby was in the second heat going head to head with Hannes. The former champion, had a clean run, no penalties  with a time of 1:15.26. Hannes ran a 1:12.98, putting Kirby in the tenth position out of twelve pilots. Kirby and the Team were extremely disappointed!

Paul Bonhomme took first place with 1:11.57 and Nigel Lamb following close behind at 1:11.75! It was a thrilling venue and an excellent race for the UK! Congratulations to Paul for a tremendous win in his home country!

We will see you in Dallas/Fort Worth! Stay tuned!

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Qualifying Day At Red Bull Air Race, Ascot, England, 2014!

Crowds rolled into Ascot to see Qualifying and they weren’t disappointed! Ascot was sold out!

Kirby came in with a time that put him in 8th place for the second heat tomorrow against Hannes. Still trying to find the best line today, Kirby says, “It’s really a close race, so if we can find some way to go a little bit faster, be a little bit tighter then we’ll do it!” Stay tuned as we head into Race Day! Smoke on!

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Pilot Bio

Kirby Chambliss
Kirby Chambliss
Years on Team: 19

History:

- Five time winner of the U.S. national aerobatic championship. - Current residence: Flying Crown Ranch, AZ - He is one of the best aerobatic pilots in the world. - One of only two American pilots ever to win the Red Bull Air Race world championship. - Flown more than 70 types of aircraft and logged over 26,000 hours ( that's three years!) in the air.