Yes, it was ridiculously hot outside. Yes, it was hazy. Yes, the smoke given off by the planes racing obscured the view a bit. But that didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the Red Bull Air Races in New York City very much at all. Sure, I am disappointed that the photos didn’t come out as well as I’d have liked, but it was still quite impressive to watch those pilots zipping around all afternoon, weaving through the gates and otherwise being very cool.
I watched from the Battery Park side, not the grandstands on the New Jersey side. There were also a few hundred folks taking advantage of the views from the water, the SI Ferry and numerous Circle Line and other ferry ships in the area.
It was definitely a show worth watching.
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