The Great Air Race

SYNOPSIS

for

“The Great America’s Air Race”

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              In preparation for “The Great Air Race II” to be held and hosted in Caracas, Venezuela Papillon Productions Inc. has made arrangements for the race to be titled “The Great America’s Air Race” because the race will include all North American, Central American and South American countries.

              “The Great America’s Air Race” will be the largest international air race in the history of the America’s.  Thirty-three planes flying to thirty-three countries in thirty-three days for a grand prize of three hundred thirty-three thousand three hundred thirty-three dollars ($333,333.). Each plane will be traveling throughout the America’s, including countries and commonwealths such as the Falkland Islands, Virgin Islands in the Caribbean plus Cuba, Barbados, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  Pilots will receive top security from each country plus be welcomed by many dignitaries including Presidents of foreign countries. 

              Only two teams of pilots will be selected from “The Great Air Race” in the United States.  Also two teams of Canadian pilots will be selected.  Should “The Great Air Race” be postponed for any reason whatsoever, this race will not be delayed and the producers will select the two (2) teams of American and Canadian pilots to compete. Passports are required for all participants and co-pilots must also be in possession of a current Commercial Pilot’s License, current medical and both pilots must be IFR certified.  (No exceptions).

              Prizes, gifts and awards will be provided by each hosting country.  These items only will be carried in the jet accompanying the race team also carrying film crew.  No purchases will be allowed and carried in the aircraft due to customs declarations in each country.  Any purchases made in foreign countries must be shipped from that country to the destination country by the purchaser.  Cameras are not allowed and cellular phones will be provided by the production company for the duration of the journey.  No private cellular phones will be allowed. Calling cards are allowed at the pilot’s expense from country to country.

              Please note that all of the film crew traveling with us during “The Great America’s Air Race” are bi-lingual and tri-lingual.  The show will be hosted and translated in English, Spanish, and Portuguese during filming.  Most Latin American pilots in the race speak two or more languages.  This is not mandatory but helpful.    

               (The grand prize for this race is for a new airplane being purchased at cost with a retail value of $420,389.62)

           All sectional charts; safety, life saving and rescue equipment will be provided by the sponsors.  This also includes most wardrobe.  Any repairs and maintenance will be the responsibility of each pilot.  Aircraft cannot exceed 280 hp, no turbo aircraft allowed or experimental aircraft.  Pilots will fly an average of 1,200 miles per day weather permitting.  Pilots cannot use leased, rented or borrowed aircraft, due to customs and the entering of so many foreign countries.  Aircraft should be in top condition.  The total nautical miles for this race is estimated at twenty thousand miles.  The race committee will take care of all 10,000 mile inspections.  This race is being planned for the year 2011.  Only participating contestants will be aware of the exact dates, times of departure and arrival in each country.  Everything in this race, or about this race will be strictly confidential.

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SYNOPSIS

for

"THE GREAT AMERICAN AIR RACE"

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              “The Great American Air Race” is limited to no other than ultra-lights flying three thousand (3,000) miles total, cross-country, and crossing the United States but not in a straight-line (see map enclosed).  Pilots will fly an average of two hours in the early morning and two hours in the early evening before dark after reaching various mandatory locations.

              Five planes each will take-off from a single location in Florida at the same time five will take-off from South Carolina, New York, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, Connecticut, and Georgia.  A total of fifty planes will be taking off and staying overnight at ten different mandatory layovers each day all across the country until they all reach the same pre-final destination in Nevada before heading towards their final destination on the west coast.  Only one team will win a half million dollars and the other half will be disbursed among pilots during competitions along the way. 

              Aircraft will fly an average of 350 – 400 miles per day.  Then pilots will compete at various competitions on the ground.  The race will last an average of fifteen days depending on weather conditions.  Ultra-lights such as the Challenger have a speed of 80 – 110 miles per hour.

              This race date has not been determined yet and details are still being finalized with the film crew and production staff plus race coordinators in Alabama.  This race could possibly take the place of “The Great Air Race” and be the first race launched for television.

                                             

          All aircraft will be transported back to their original location on the east coast by rail at the expense of the production company.  Pilots must maintain insurance on their aircraft and can only fly with another pilot capable of flying, taking-off and landing the aircraft, or pilots may fly solo with their group.

          As in all other races produced and hosted by Papillon Productions Inc.  All expenses will be paid by the production company from the point of take-off to the finish-line and for commercial flights home for each pilot and film crew member plus the transport of their aircraft.  Once again, this race could possible supersede all other races and be the first to be launched based on participation, budget and sponsors.  The logistics and planning of this race have been completed.

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SYNOPSIS

for

“The Great World Air Race”

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During a recent visit to Venezuela the writer/producer and creator of “The Great Air Race”, Daniel E. Diaz met with other producers to discuss the race and events, for the third race being created for international television.  Diaz decided the third race would be a race with small jets since so many new jets are being manufactured.  This, third race will be titled “The Great Air Race III, Around The World” or “The Great World Air Race”.  It will include a variety of small jets, each jet from a different country around the world!

              Destinations, rules and regulations, plus competitions and mandatory layovers and checkpoints are yet to be determined due to the problematic issues of customs and immigration laws.  Two pilots will be required per aircraft without passengers.  This race will be based on  

        

  

accumulated speed and ground competitions around the world.  The race will last a total of twenty four days.  Pilots must be in top physical condition in order to compete.  All competitions are both physically and mentally challenging.

         Film crew, the host, plus international interpreters will travel in a Gulfstream, GIV from location to location.

         More on this race will be provided as each stage of the events are developed and confirmed. This race will begin in the United States and end in Venezuela, South America.  Papillon Productions has now created a total of fourteen races to span over a period of eight to fourteen years depending on television rights of one or two races per year.

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