Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Passion for Flight

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s the Red Bull Air Force? That’s right – the foursome of Jon Devore, Mike Swanson, Luke Aikins, and Clint Clawson fell from high out of the sky at Texas Motor Speedway into the infield just a few moments shy of the start of Sunday’s race. Some people think race car drivers must be crazy to risk their lives racing at 200+mph speeds, but the RBAF guys might give them a run for their money. These professional athletes are at the top of their game in skydiving, paragliding, BASE jumping and hang gliding – some really extreme sports. Each of the RBAF elite athletes has an average of 15, 000 jumps under his belt – and the group of four jumpers combined have done over 60,000 jumps! Sound like a lot? Sounds like even more when you compare that the Army and Navy jump performance teams only average about 1,000 jumps individually. There’s no messing around when it comes to the Red Bull Air Force.

12 Comments:

Anonymous ashley said...

I'd be terrified to do that! Thats a pretty cool picture! :)

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know AJ was in the Busch race this weekend in the 41!! Good Luck boys!!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian is going to be in the Busch race this weekend at PIR.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Very cool picture of the Red Bull Air Force Team.Thanks for sharing the pic with us.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Yeah I was wondering if anybody could let us BV fans know when his 1/24 scale COT diecast is due out since AJ's has already been released. Because every racing website that I have looked on for BV COT diecast says to contact consumer service about the release date. So I was wondering if you guys could help me out a bit. Thanks

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Red Bull Air Force is just AMAZING - I have seen them a couple times now and they scare the bejeesus out of me but land perfectly all the time.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at TMS this past weekend and also there when the Red Bull team was present at a race either last year or 2 years ago. Those guys are awesome. I think it's amazing how they come in and they fall with their bodies parallel to the ground and at the last second they "swing" themselves back straight and land at a very impressive speed (like to know what that speed is exactly). A few minutes later another team that doesn't deserve mentioning also jumped in. That team has jumped at nearly every race at TMS and pales in comparison to the Red Bull team, you could tell that the crowd was dissappointed by their performance.

Way to go Red Bull Air Force.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

That picture is off the hook! Awesome!

5:13 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

The Brian Vickers COT 1/24 scale car is to be released on Friday 11/9. Its was moved back 3 days according to Action's website.

http://www.goracing.com/nxcgorace/nxcsc.nsf/ItemSelect2?openagent&SID=5B9CC2665757F7148525738C0048E7D9&Item=X837821RBBV&ItemCategory=X837821RBBV&Driver=B+VICKERS&Sponsor=RED+BULL

5:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome picture! Red Bull is all ways the best at what ever they do, soon our race team will be the same! Good luck this weekend boys

6:27 AM  
Anonymous mouse said...

That's an awesome shot. Thanks for sharing!

7:27 AM  
Blogger malpal83 said...

that's such a cool picture. i wish i was that big of a daredevil!

5:49 PM  

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