Aeronautical

Red Bull Air Race

Sorry for the delay, have had a busy few days sorting out the house and starting work again at home; but more importantly, the Red Bull Air Race!

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It was amazing and there isn’t really much else to say other than that! So here are some pictures from the day (I took quite a few videos, including one of Paul Bonhomme’s qualifying run, but would need to upload them all to YouTube to share them):

Pits:

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We weren’t allowed to walk the whole way down and round the pits hence just seeing Kirby’s plane as he was the end pit.

Air Race:

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Displays:

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Videos:

Master practise has started at @redbullairrace #airrace #redbulluk #Ascot #masters

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Other:

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Beautiful Weather

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Pilots Parade

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Podium

FMX4ever:

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Got to see quite a few Red Bull athletes, as expected really considering it was a Red Bull event, I saw Danny MacAskillRyan Doyle, Aimee Fuller among others but I decided not to go and ask for any photos/signatures although kind of regret it now…didn’t even get round to getting the pilots signatures!

Found out a friend from school was going but sadly only on the Sunday so didn’t see him there. Came back with a few souvenirs; a snapback and a keyring along with the program for the day. I also enjoyed the fact that the cheapest drink there was Red Bull at just £1.50 for a can whereas water was £2.00!

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Coming Back from Leeds

I thought I had to share this, saw it on my way back from Leeds on Sunday:

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(It’s a Skoda Citigo)

And I thought it fitted too well to not take of photo of my Douchebags Huggers and Base all in a row:

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(Hugger 35L, Hugger 30L, Hugger 60L and Base 15L)


Got a chance to go and watch The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on Sunday which was every entertaining and enjoyable.

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I have also almost finished the James Bond series, I watch Quantum of Solace today and now it’s just Skyfall!

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And that’s about it, have a few viewing this Friday for the rooms and then it is a week on my own as the rest of my family are off to Norway.

/IAN

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Red Bull Air Race Weekend

It’s the weekend which means 2 things:

  1. My Uni project has finished.
  2. Red Bull Air Race is tomorrow!

The latter still hasn’t happened yet but check back tomorrow to see how it was, looking forward to it SO much but I have just realized I left my QX10 lens in my flat so won’t be able to use it! I will make the most of the slightly wider view the built-in camera on the Xperia Z1 Compact has instead but no close-up shots sadly.

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So I finished my project today, it isn’t quite complete with a little more coding to do (error 66 is being particularly annoying) and some wiring needs doing but then it should be good to go! Jimmy, who was also working on the project with me, has 3 more weeks on it to finish it off so hopefully it will be completed by the start of term. Testing:

Robo Drummer test went well #leedsuni #mecheng #robodrummer #summerproject

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Now I am just sat on a train waiting to get home and ready for tomorrow and slowly getting more and more annoyed that my internet keeps dropping, currently tethered to my phone.

/IAN

Red Bull Harbour Reach

I went down to watch the Harbour Reach event run by Red Bull in the Albert Docks in Liverpool on Saturday and decided to have a play around with my camera, forgot my QX10 lens annoyingly so no good quality close-ups but that did give me the option to try the Time-Burst function on my Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. I also took a few still photos and some videos so here are some pictures from the day:

Frames from Time Burst Pictures:

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Stills:

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I also posted a video on my Instagram on the day:

Already planning my next few weeks, only 3 weeks of my project left! Heading to the Red Bull Air Race at Ascot next month (15th August).

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Only going on the Saturday but the schedule looks packed:

09:15  Calibration Flight at the Racetrack
10:00 CHALLENGERS – Training
11:00 Doors Open
12:00 Pilot Parade
13:15 Side Act – Apache
13:30 MASTERS – Training
15:00 CHALLENGERS – Qualifying
15:45 Side Act – FMX4ever
16:00 MASTERS – Qualifying
17:00 CHALLENGER CUP
17:10 Side Act – Danny MacAskill Drop and Roll
17:30 Side Act – Chinook
17:45 Side Act – Breitling Wing Walkers
17:55 CHALLENGERS – Winners Ceremony
18:00 Pilot autograph session
18:30 Doors close

Definitely looking forward to this!

/IAN