2Excel Aviation of Sywell, Northamptonshire UK, has agreed a 3 year partnership with the World Championship Air Race (WCAR) to provide operational and delivery support. WCAR is the spiritual successor to the popular Red Bull Air Race World Series, and 2Excel are expected to provide a number of specialist services, including the maintenance and modification of aircraft flown in the AeroGT supporting races.
2Excel’s Air Operator Certificate and experience offering aerobatic passenger flights, will also allow it to provide event support by offering demonstration flying experiences to media and VIP passengers at race venues.
“As 2Excel Aviation celebrates its fifteenth year in operation since acquiring our Air Operators Certificate in 2005, we’re excited to be partnered with such an iconic global sport,” said 2Excel Director, Andy Offer.
“In partnership with World Championship Air Race, 2Excel brings a unique wealth of experience.”
“2Excel is in a great position to provide a safe, compliant and reliable world-class service to this exciting, new global series,”
said WCAR Race Series Director, Willie Cruickshank.
“The AeroGT series of the World Championship Air Race is an exciting new classification of air racing sanctioned by the FAI, the World Air Sports Federation and it’s fantastic that we have 2Excel Aviation’s unique experience, knowledge and skillset supporting us in its development and delivery.”
“I am absolutely delighted that WCAR is going to be working with such an impressive and innovative aviation services partner.”
The aircraft flown by AeroGT teams are expected to be standard production Extra 300 airframes, modified with safety; race data; telemetry and TV camera equipment. Cruickshank explained that these will be required to be certified to UK airline safety standards.
“This enhanced level of engineering and flight operation certification enables WCAR to offer air race fans the unique opportunity to experience the ride of a lifetime through an air-gate race track as the front-seat passenger in a GT class raceplane.” he said.