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After a three-year hiatus, the aerobatic pilots are back in the cockpit. The World Championship returns to familiar territory for the first of eight races in 2014, with Abu Dhabi once more the curtain-raiser.

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Kirby Chambliss training for the Red Bull Air Race World Series 2007 in Monument Valley, USA.

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