Watch: Somersaults in the Sky

When it comes to speed and danger slalom racing is pretty high on both. It's tough enough on skis, so imagine doing it in a plane... That's what those taking part in the Red Bull Air Race championship do each week, with the task of navigating through a series of 25-metre-high pylons, whilst dealing with speeds of around 370kph. Melanie Astles is the first and only female pilot, and has been telling us about the challenges of acrobatic air racing and how she’s proving that for female pilots, the sky really is the limit. (Photo: Melanie Astles. Credit: BBC Sport)

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