I'm currently working on a story that starts with a competitor in a Formula 1-esque race being assassinated. I've looked up some stats, but I don't know jack about the physics of making a long distance rifle shot, and would like to make sure that this is at least near the realm of possibility. Ok. According to the math, this is possible. But theory isn't always the same as reality. The assassination would take place during a caution lap/pit stop (so the car is moving a lot slower/sitting still). The assassin would be in a blimp (e.g. an off brand Goodyear blimp), and take the shot from there. Blimp Approx. 1000ft. alt. l l l l l l_____________________________________________________driver in carapprox. 2640ft (1/2 mile) The shot distance (hypotenuse of the ^^^ triangle) would be approx. 2823ft (just over 1/2 mile). I've looked up the stats on the Goodyear blimp and it generally flies 1000-1500ft, and the record for longest shot is well over a mile. Like I said before, the math says yes, but my lack of knowledge in this subject says that this is something that would only be possible in a bogus action movie. Thanks for any input.