WRC drivers to begin taking flying lessons. *pics, 56k warn*

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  1. Guido The Penguin

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    As a step towards better safety in the sport, the FiA today stated that it will begin mandating that Group A (WRC) drivers become certified pilots. Flying lessons will be given for each driver/co-driver combination at various events throughout the year.

    When asked why this was being done, WRC boss Shekar Metah said, "With all of the flying the cars do at events, we felt the need to teach the drivers how to handle airborne vehicles. Not only will this lead to safer events, it could make the already competitive sport even more so."

    Ford Motorsport team boss Malcolm Wilson said, "We love it. We've already leased an RAF Tornado for use to get our drivers up to speed on flight dynamics."

    Corado Provera, team boss at Peugeot stated, "Marcus Gronholm already has many flight hours in a Cesana. We plan on moving him up to the French Dassault Mirage withing a couple of months."


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    The reason the FiA wants to mandate pilots licenses for drivers. To prevent bad landings like this.
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