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Air Sports Live 2007

Published: Fri 21 Dec 2007 05:41 PM
Air Sports Live 2007
LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (December 14, 2007) - With under a week to go until the skies over Wanaka come alive with Air Sports Live on 27 and 28 December, here’s what sets the event apart from any other aviation sports events the world has seen…
400 million viewers – will watch Air Sports Live via TV stations and internet around the globe
112 cameras – will feed footage to a microwave transmitter in the aircraft or strapped to the pilots’ body sending a signal to the onsite outside broadcast truck. From there it gets sent the internet streaming converter, which feeds via satellite into the web via the main distribution point in Germany.
1 live coverage web site – all the action can be viewed live or on demand at www.airsportslive.com together with expert commentary and real-time 3D graphics from Animation Research. Live coverage is free with video on demand available for US$6.99.
1 big screen – spectators on Wanaka Airfield will not only be able to watch all the action above their heads, they will also see exactly the same feed that is going out live around the world on the giant screen
114 competitors – featuring some of the world’s best pilots including world champions, European champions, world record holders and some of those amazing pilots you see doing crazy stunts on extreme air sports videos
13 countries – are represented at Air Sports Live – New Zealand, Germany, USA, South Africa, Russia, France, Lithuania, Japan, Australia, Italy, Poland, UK, Czech Republic and Spain
10 sports – will take part in Air Sports Live – skydiving, paragliding, hang gliding, aero models, helicopters, powered aircraft aerobatics, gliding, hot air balloons, microlights, experimental and vintage aircraft
17 disciplines – the 10 sports will split into 17 different disciplines that will vary from x-country to acrobatics, sprint races to precision flying
1 air space – all this will take place in one air space of New Zealand’s spectacular Southern Alps – the first time this is has happened in aviation sports history.
For further information and live viewing, visit www.airsportslive.com

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