Tech Talk: A Winglet Lowdown

Everything you need to know about the wingtips of a raceplane

Let Jim Reed, the Red Bull Air Race's Technical Director, take you through the sport's history of winglets, right up to the last race in Kazan where Matthias Dolderer needed to work on his after a hard pylon hit. 


The secret slipperiness of shark skin

Winglets are the most obvious modification to a raceplane that you can spot, but there are others that aren't so obvious. A smaller canopy, vortex generators (whi...

A vision of the future…

So far this season three of the race teams have drastically changed their cockpit displays by including the revolutionary Garmin G3X 'glass cockpit'.