In just an hour or so, the 2015 edition of the Red Bull X-Alps will begin... We've got two pilots in the race, both seasoned veterans with an amazing track record - Ferdy van Schelven and Honza Rejmanek.
Both are flying stock-standard UP Trango XC3's in custom colours and livery, and we had a video team down in Fuchsl am See the last few days to make a short video of the boys and their toys.
We'll be glued to our screens until both our gladiators have touched down safely on the raft off the coast of Monaco (we know you can do it!!!), following the live tracking as they make their way through the Alps and to goal. The weather forecast is for lots of flying, and it'll be exciting from the word "go".
You can follow their progress on http://www.redbullxalps.com from noon CET (in one hour), in the mean time please do check out the teaser/intro video: https://vimeo.com/132611417