Rickie Fowler recently took an aerobatic plane ride with two-time Red Bull Air Race world champion Kirby Chambliss. They met up at Chambliss’ property in Arizona, which features a runway and cleared airspace, and Fowler got a taste of the high speeds and high g-forces.
Rickie was asked why he was doing this?
“Good question!” he said. “I’ve grown up around action sports and I’ve seen what some of these guys do, and the best way I can describe it is – Formula 1 in the air."
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For those who haven’t seen the jaw dropping Air Race World Championship yet, it will visit Ft. Worth on September 6-7, and Las Vegas on October 11-12. They are also all telecast on FOX Sports 1, with the next race in Rovinj, Croatia airing on April 28 at 7 pm ET.