The horrible stairs at the San Diego Convention Center that allow access from to the park Harbor Drive...
The Red Bull Air Races venue is located at Embarcadero Marina Park South.
The Red Bull Air Races are managed from the five-story control tower.
Robinson R-44 helicopter on a private yacht...
One of the gates on the course is the Quatro, here seen from the water.
Martin Jehart of Pitztal, Austria, head of the Airgators, explained the workings of the pylons to the press.
A view of one of the Quatro pylons.
The pylons, 65 feet high, are quite large inside.
The pylons, at 65 feet high, are quite large inside.
It is possible to collapse the pylon from the inside.
The pylons are made of a very thin, lightweight, yet strong synthetic material.
Martin Jehart, Head of the Airgators explained the manufacture of the pylons to the press.
Martin Jehart demonstrated the strength of the pylon fabric.
The San Diego skyline with one of the pylons.
The Airgators are responsible for replacement in the event an aircraft strikes a pylon.
The Start/Finish gate on the course.
Another view of a pylon.
The Red Bull Air race control tower was set up at Embarcadero Marina Park South.
The San Diego Harbor Police were one of the agencies controlling traffic on San Diego Bay during the races.
The second floor of the Red bull Air Races control tower houses audio-visual equipment for the spectator experience.
Red Bull Air Race Director of Marketing and Communications Adriaan Thierry explained the mechanics of TV Stewarding of the races.
The third floor of the tower houses the TV Steward.
BMC Horan (L) and LtJg Granati were the US Coast Guard representatives on the second day of practice.
The top floor of the control tower houses race control.
Sgt. Chuck Marks represented the San Diego Harbor Police at the Red Bull Air Races.