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Advisory Panel Insider: Angela McGuire, Red Bull Air Race

 Angela has a background of high volume ticketing and event coordination on large International projects such as the British and Irish Lions Tour 2009, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

Usually preferring to work in football or rugby, Angela decided to spread her wings into Motorsports and is currently flying around the world with the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, enjoying the challenge of working with multiple locations, suppliers and cultures.

We caught up with Angela ahead of the Forum…

Angela McGuire, Ticketing & Merchandise Manager, Red Bull Air Race GmbH

“I wanted to come to Ticketing Technology Forum 2015 because I found last year very insightful. It is vital to keep up to date with the latest technologies and to share and receive advice and ideas from colleagues and TTF is the perfect platform for this.”

“Firstly, how often do you get a chance to hang with people that fully understand what you do for a job! I can’t wait to chat about the newest strategies and technologies with experts from all around the world.”

“Secondly, I think the Red Bull Air Race is quiet unique in the challenges it faces, 2014 was our first season back and was very successful, exceeding expectations. I am looking forward to finding ways to improve and build on this success for the future.”

“Anyone in the live entertainment ticketing business that doesn’t come to TTF is missing the opportunity to learn and improve.”

“My colleague has just started in the ticket world and has fantastic ideas, we should not assume that we know it all.”

Red Bull Air Race Word Championship 2015

Red Bull Air Race 2015 Calendar

The new Red Bull Air Race World Championship season in 2015 will feature eight stops spanning the globe that includes five of the most popular locations from the riveting 2014 season.

The sport’s eighth season kicks off on February 13/14 with the traditional opener in Abu Dhabi and will also include first-ever races in Japan, with a stop in Chiba on May 16/17. The championship then moves to another new country Russia, with an eagerly awaited stop in the sports-focused city of Sochi on May 30/31. Budapest, Hungary – which hosted seven races between 2003 and 2009 – will be back on the calendar with a stop on July 4/5.

The second half of the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season starts on August 15/16 in Ascot, Great Britain, before it makes a triumphant return to Spielberg, Austria on September 5/6. The 2015 season concludes with two stops in the United States – a return to Fort Worth in Texas on September 26/27 and then the season finale on October 17/18 in Las Vegas.

“We’re always making efforts to bring the sport to our fans and we’re delighted that we can now officially announce that Red Bull Air Race 2015 will visit two new countries. We will race in Japan and Russia, countries full of enthusiastic motorsport and aviation fans and once again Hungary, where the Red Bull Air Race has a great fanbase,” said Erich Wolf, General Manager of Red Bull Air Race GmbH.

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship sees the world’s best pilots put to the test in a pure motorsport competition, combining speed, precision and skill. The pilots use the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes to navigate a predefined, low-level aerial racetrack of air-filled pylons (Air Gates) with the aim of finishing in the fastest time possible, incurring as few penalties as possible.

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