Portugal was chosen to host the inaugural championship, based on the unquestionable beauty of Cascais Bay with its exceptional weather conditions. The inaugural event of the NOS Air Race Championship will serve as the launch pad for a championship which will continue at an international level, with aircraft to compete in a prestigious European circuit and later a worldwide one.
With multiple aircraft simultaneously flying and piloted by an international group of elite aviators, the NOS Air Race Championship is an event which combines competitiveness, the massive audience and prime location, resulting in a thrilling spectacle.
The Air Race will take place over the Cascais Bay and the Estoril coastline, one of the most prestigious and glamorous location in Portugal. There will additionally be excitement and activity at the Paddock, located at the Cascais Municipal Aerodrome.
The circuit will feature 6 inflatable pylons, located obayn rafts, which will define the racecourse, allowing the aircraft to compete within a clearly designated circuit.
The competition will be comprised of two classes of aircraft – Vintage and Extreme -, each with 8 international pilots at the controls. Throughout the weekend, there will be a series of qualifying events, culminating in the competitors lining up in the starting grid, Reno style; their starting position defined as a result of their qualifying times.
The NOS Air Race Championship will combine the best of the greatest international races, in a unique event where the sound of an aircraft to fly at 350 km / h and 30 meters above sea level, surpass your expectations, giving the public the opportunity to see a live air race that combines competition and acrobatics.
Source: NOS Air Race Championship site