The live broadcast comes as part of a celebration of the centenary of air racing and the Aero GP’s debut in the Middle East. The Aero GP will be the first competitive multiple airplane race of it’s kind in the region and the main event of the prestigious Al Ain Aerobatic Show. Both spectacular events will be broadcast LIVE on 30 – 31 January 2009 on the new online TV channel, Airsports.tv.
Airsports.tv broadcasts features of top-level air sports competitions worldwide and is fast becoming a focal point for the air sports community.
Jeff Zaltman, Managing Director of Aero GP, said “We want to share the excitement and enthusiasm of this amazing sport with as many people as possible and get competitive air racing noticed by the wider sporting community. The online broadcast with Airsports.tv is an essential part of the process. ”
Viewers who tune in on 30-31 January (12:00pm – 18:00pm GMT) will see all aspects of the Aero GP events with live commentary including:
1. Pylon Air Race – Five aircraft racing simultaneously around a tight circuit, 20 feet off the ground at at speeds of up to 500kph.
2. Dog Fighting – Two pilots compete head-to-head in a battle for air supremacy in an air combat round
3. Target Bombing – As part of the ‘Barnstorming’ round pilots will perform various aerobatic stunts and compete in a real target bombing competition.
The impressive line up of world-class pilots has an international flavour, which includes: Richard ‘Smokey’ Young, Andy Bickmore, Zoltan Veres, Gerald Cooper and Mark Jefferies.