Red Bull Air Race spectators will see several new faces and airplanes battling it out around the inflatable pylons for the 2016 races. For the first time, a female pilot will join the exclusive air race club with French aerobatic pilot Mélanie Astles.
Astles, who will fly an Extra 330XT, is a five-time French national aerobatic champion and has participated in world and European aerobatic championships.
“I can’t hide the fact that for me it’s a real dream to join the 2016 Challenger Cup,” Astles said. “I’m really looking forward to that great challenge.”
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