An air race like no other

Thailand October 08, 2017 12:00

By The Nation

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The Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand will return to the runway of the U-tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport on the Royal Thai Navy Base in Chonburi from November 17 to 19.



Known as Formula One Air Racing for over seven decades, this year the three-day tournament will also feature the World Muay Thai Angels 2017, an Aerobatics Show plus exhibitions of aviation technology and super cars.

It is considered the purest form of air racing with eight airplanes competing directly against each other. Pilots attempt to cross the finish line first after eight laps of high-speed, low-altitude flying around a tight five-kilometre circuit at 450kph just 10 metres off the ground.

Thailand became the first country in Asia Pacific to hold a pylon air race when it hosted an Air Race 1 Thailand demonstration event sponsored by Chang last November. To mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, the 10-day International Fleet Review 2017 will be hosted from November 13 to 22 in Pattaya and Sattahip too.

Find out more from the TAT Pattaya Office at (038) 427 667 or visit www.TatNews.org.