Red Bull Air Race, April 15 2010, Perth. This was the first practice day, with two sessions planned, one morning, one afternoon. As things turned out, it was not to be. By the end of the day, one pilot was out of the running, having suffered the first crash in the history of the race. Thanks to excellent piloting, good safety training, excellent engineering, a quick and skillful rescue team, and helping of luck, he survived with only minor injuries. Prior to that, we were treated to some excellent flying, and a glimpse of what was to come.