The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a motor sport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons, known as „Air Gates“, flying at speeds reaching 370 km/h (230 mph) while withstanding forces of up to 12G.
Based on the gained experience, the same production company and team were chosen for the local production like in 2006 at the airport Tempelhof.
Unique in this production was that the Race Airport and the actual Racetrack were within the Euro Speedway, so that viewers could watch takeoffs and landings live. An individual runway was installed for take-offs and landings inside the racing track. The co-ordination of flight movements took place from the Red Bull Air Race Tower.