Rocket Racing League (RRL) is a revolutionary new sports and entertainment franchise where teams of highly trained military and test pilots such as former “Top Gun” graduates from the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School, fly rocket-powered aircraft through a 3D virtual Raceway-In-The-Sky (RITS). To be held at venues across the country, Rocket Racing will feature multiple rocket races, from closed circuit to drag-style racing, pitting 2 to 10 Rocket Racer aircraft roaring head to head for victory. The closed circuit format is planned to be a 4-lap multiple elimination heat on a 5-mile Formula One style raceway in the Sky. The drag style race will feature two Rocket Racers in drag-style side-by-side format. Exhibitions flights and demonstrations are planned to continue in 2010-2011.
A key component of the competition is an augmented reality system that allows pilots and viewers alike to see the virtual course. Eventually, it aims to let gamers test their skills for real against real pilots. See the second video for more.
The video below was taken during the recent Tusla Air & Rocket Racing Show which marked the first time that two rocket racers have flown together.
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