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In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies

The competition combines speed, precision and skill using the fastest lightweight racing planes on the planet, and sees pilots from all over the globe hitting speeds of up to 370kmh.

In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
The United Arab Emirates' Al-Fursan (The Knights) National Aerobatic Team performs with smoke with the colours of the UAE flag, during the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
USA's Michael Goulian (C) poses with the champion's trophy, alongside Japan's second-place qualifier Yoshihide Muroya (L) and Czech Republic's third-place qualifier Martin Sonka (R), at the conclusion of the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Michael Goulian of the United States performs during the finals at the first round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Yoshihide Muroya of Japan performs during the finals at the first round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic manoeuvres his plane through obstacles during the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
Jet suit pilot performs during the Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
A general view of race action during the Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
Matthias Dolderer of Germany in action during the Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Kirby Chambliss of the United States performs during the finals at the first round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
The United Arab Emirates' Al-Fursan (The Knights) National Aerobatic Team performs with smoke with the colours of the UAE flag, during the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic and Yoshihide Muroya of Japan fly over the new airport prior to the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi skies
In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic and Yoshihide Muroya of Japan fly over the Louvre museum prior to the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi.