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October 6th, 2009 by Adam Georgian Campaign Manager

Last May, Hulu sent one of our intrepid reporters, Adam Georgian, to San Diego to report on the 2009 Red Bull Air Race. With the San Diego leg of the series now available on Hulu, here are his notes from the field as he watched this spectacular event.

Believe the hype when people mention that San Diego is America’s finest city. The atmosphere was definitely charged for the second stop of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race Series. A handful of the world’s greatest pilots and countless enthusiasts descended on the pristine maritime inlet for the race in San Diego Bay, but not all seats are created equal in this competition. The best seat in the house, of course, would be at the front of an Edge 540, but San Diego’s Race Club Lounge comes in a close second.

I’ve seen the Red Bull Air Race twice now in San Diego and the Race Club is truly magnificent — the best way to view competition and get up close to all the action as these pilots strain both muscle and machine to achieve the most precise flights in the shortest amount of time. Inside the “The Club,” as they call it, guests are welcomed with an events program, a gigantic turn-by-turn projection screen, and a hostess donned with a smile. Members are treated to the largest viewing area on the peninsula, with leather couches and plush, oversize chairs perfect for the sunny lounge spot.

Whether watching the Godfather Peter Besenyel put on his signature seamless performance or Hannes Arch creatively maneuver his injured aircraft following a bird strike, this race was impressive. This year the San Diego bragging rights go to the — oh, well we won’t spoil it for you. Watch the race to see who wins. Smoke On!

Adam Georgian
Hulu’s Thrill Seeker