Ace Pilots Take Over Hudson River for Red Bull Air Race

It was 'plane' to see that these guys could have given Top Gun a run for his money at the 2010 New York Red Bull Air Race. Racers compete at several locations to earn points, and the top scorer takes the championship. American Kirby Chambliss, the 2006 winner, took third at the New York race. Paul Bonhomme, the 2009 champion, took first on Saturday and now leads the competition with 53 points. The next race of the 2010 Red Bull Air Race is Lausitz, Germany.

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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Nigel Lamb of Great Britain slips through the cones floating on the Hudson River for the Red Bull Air Race New York Race Day on June 20, 2010.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Michael Goulian of USA in action on the Hudson River during the Red Bull Air Race New York Race Day on June 20, 2010 in New Jersey.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Lady Liberty had the best seat in the house for the Red Bull Air Race New York on June 20, 2010. Here Nigel Lamb of Great Britain weaves through the cones.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 19: Alejandro Maclean of Spain in action on the Hudson River during the Red Bull Air Race New York Qualifying Day on June 19, 2010 in New Jersey.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Nigel Lamb of Great Britain slips through the cones floating on the Hudson River for the Red Bull Air Race New York Race Day on June 20, 2010.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Peter Besenyei of Hungary zigzags across the Hudson River.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Paul Bonhomme of Great Britain sweeps across the sky.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Not to be outdone, Kirby Chambliss of the USA also slips sidways through the cones. Chambliss took third at the New York race.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Hannes Arch of Austria shows off for Miss Liberty. Unfortunately, Arch, who had been leading the competition in the last three races, hit a pylon on Saturday and did not place at the New York race.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Nicolas Ivanoff of France in action on the Hudson River during the Red Bull Air Race New York Race Day on June 20, 2010 in New Jersey. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images for Red Bull Air Race)
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Paul Bonhomme of Great Britain races to first place at the New York part of the Red Bull Air Race. He now leads the competition with 53 points.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Hannes Arch of Austria, here rocketing around the course, was in the lead after the last three races but hit a pylon in the Final Four and failed to place.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Paul Bonhomme of Great Britain in races to first at the Red Bull Air Race New York Race Day on June 20, 2010 in New Jersey. After the last four races, he now leads the competition with 53 points.
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NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Paul Bonhomme (center) of Great Britain celebrates his 1st, Nigel Lamb (L) of Great Britain his 2nd and Kirby Chambliss (R) of USA his 3rd place on the podium after the Red Bull Air Race New York Race Day. Bonhomme leads the competition with 53 points, followed by Hannes Arch, with 48. Arch failed to place in the NY race.
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