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Alejandro Maclean

Alejandro Maclean
Born (1969-08-06)6 August 1969
Died 17 August 2010(2010-08-17) (aged 41)
Nationality Spain
Racing career
First race 2003
Best position 6th (2007)
Aircraft MXS-R
Website
maclean.es

Alejandro "Álex" Maclean (6 August 1969 – 17 August 2010) was a Spanish TV film producer and aerobatics pilot, who competed in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship under the number 36. Maclean was nicknamed "The Flying Matador".

Maclean, whose grandfather was Scottish and hence his family name, was fascinated by airplanes as a child. So, he built and collected model airplanes, and later stepped up to remote controlled planes. At the age of 18, he bought his own Ultralight. Soon, he began to try out some basic manoeuvres in his new plane. The aerobatics resulted in his first accident. Maclean later experienced two more serious air accidents during aerobatics flights.

In 2005 Maclean became captain of the Spanish aerobatics team.

He had a partnership in a TV film production company, enjoyed skydiving, flying helicopters, horse-riding and waterskiing. Maclean was married to Emma. The couple have two sons Alejandro and Eduardo.

He died on 17 August 2010, when his plane crashed into the ground, while performing a manoeuvre during a training exercise in Casarrubios del Monte, Spain.[1]

Achievements

  • European champion in unlimited aerobatics
  • The winner of 1998 Lithuanian Open Aerobatic Championship
  • Two-time Spanish aerobatics champion
Alejandro Maclean
at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Wins Rank
2003
NC

DNS
0 0 NC
2004
DNP

8th

DNS
0 0 11th
2005
7th

9th

9th

TP

10th

9th

10th
0 0 8th
2006
4th

7th

DNS

CAN

7th

8th

7th

DQ

7th
3 0 9th
2007
7th

2nd

5th

4th

CAN

7th

4th

7th

8th

8th

CAN

4th
16 0 6th
2008
6th

7th

9th

CAN

10th

8h

7th

8th

CAN

4th
21 0 8th
2009
8th

10th

10th

11th

7th

10th
16 0 12th
2010
12th

13th

9th

11th

9th

10th

CAN

CAN
9 0 11th

Legend:

  • CAN: Cancelled
  • DNP: Did not participate
  • DNS: Did not show
  • DQ: Disqualified
  • NC: Not classified
  • TP:Technical Problems

See also


References

  1. ^ "Red Bull Air Race pilot killed during stunt flight". thenational.ae. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 

External links

  • Red Bull Air Race World Championship official website
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