'I'm 100%. The people who rescued me from the water are unbelievable'
Kindlemann also wanted to thank the emergency rescue crews that quickly helped him after his plane impacted the water with his wings level and tail first. Kindlemann, who was treated for a minor whiplash injury, said he hoped to be out of Royal Perth Hospital in time to watch Friday’s training sessions. He also said he appreciated the support from other Red Bull Air Race pilots.
Adilson Kindlemann from Brazil, was involved in an accident at 11.50am while participating in today’s training session for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. More details will be available soon, but the most important factor Adilson is in good health and great spirit!
While manoeuvring his MXS-R race plane, approaching gate three in the middle of the race track, Kindlemann impacted the water with his wings level and tail first. Specially trained emergency response teams rushed to the scene and rescued Kindlemann as the aircraft floated in the water, in less than one minute.
Nigel Lamb’s MXS-R has 3ft ‘shark-fin’ winglets, giving the stunning aircraft a sinister, predatory look, but these winglets are not there to be aesthetically pleasing, they have a specific job to do. Designed to reduce ‘induced drag’, they should lower the amount of speed lost in the high G turns.
Red Bull Air Race Pilots Attending STS-130 Space Shuttle Launch
British Red Bull Air Race Pilot Nigel Lamb has been invited by his fellow competitor, Michael Goulian (US) to attend the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it lifts off on one of its final missions to the international Space Station (ISS) on February 7th.