Alejandro Maclean

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Alejandro Maclean
Born (1969-08-06)6 August 1969
Died 17 August 2010(2010-08-17) (aged 41)
Nationality Spain 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[edit]

  • European champion in unlimited aerobatics
  • The winner of 1998 Lithuanian Open Aerobatic Championship
  • Two-time Spanish aerobatics champion
Spain 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 Austria
NC
Hungary
DNS
0 0 NC
2004 United Kingdom
DNP
Hungary
8th
United States
DNS
0 0 11th
2005 United Arab Emirates
7th
Netherlands
9th
Austria
9th
Republic of Ireland
TP
United Kingdom
10th
Hungary
9th
United States
10th
0 0 8th
2006 United Arab Emirates
4th
Spain
7th
Germany
DNS
Russia
CAN
Turkey
7th
Hungary
8th
United Kingdom
7th
United States
DQ
Australia
7th
3 0 9th
2007 United Arab Emirates
7th
Brazil
2nd
United States
5th
Turkey
4th
Spain
CAN
Switzerland
7th
United Kingdom
4th
Hungary
7th
Portugal
8th
United States
8th
Mexico
CAN
Australia
4th
16 0 6th
2008 United Arab Emirates
6th
United States
7th
United States
9th
Sweden
CAN
Netherlands
10th
United Kingdom
8h
Hungary
7th
Portugal
8th
Spain
CAN
Australia
4th
21 0 8th
2009 United Arab Emirates
8th
United States
10th
Canada
10th
Hungary
11th
Portugal
7th
Spain
10th
16 0 12th
2010 United Arab Emirates
12th
Australia
13th
Brazil
9th
Canada
11th
United States
9th
Germany
10th
Hungary
CAN
Portugal
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[edit]


References[edit]

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

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