Kent competes in his first Gold race tomorrow morning. The team had practice time on the course this morning and Kent filled in as the seventh plane in today’s Silver race.
When a race heat is not full, planes that qualified faster than the heat that is racing have the option to fly as “fill in” pilots at the back of the race. The “fill in” pilots cannot pass the other planes. It’s an option for additional practice flying the course and to fill out the race for spectators.