Alejandro Maclean

Summary

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".

Alejandro Maclean
Alejandro Maclean & Nigel Lamb.jpg
Maclean with Nigel Lamb
Born(1969-08-06)6 August 1969
Died17 August 2010(2010-08-17) (aged 41)
NationalitySpain Spain
Websitemaclean.es

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 has 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]

AchievementsEdit

  • 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
 
8th
 
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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Red Bull Air Race pilot killed during stunt flight". The National. Abu Dhabi. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.

External linksEdit

  • Red Bull Air Race World Championship official website