RENO, Nevada — The 16th annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational kicked off today with a call for applications for vintage aircraft to compete for the acclaimed National Aviation Heritage trophy. The event is held in conjunction with the Reno National Championship Air Races. Sept 10-14.
By J. DOUGLAS HINTON
The annual Reno Air Races, held every September since 1964, attract some 200,000 spectators over the seven-day event. What better way to get the inside straight skinny than from an actual participant?
Thom Richard, president and CEO of Kissimmee, Florida-based Warbird Adventures, has been racing at Reno since 2008, winning several awards among the six categories (Sport, Formula One, Biplane, T-6, Unlimited and Jet). Currently he is racing in the Unlimited Category using his highly modified P-51 “Precious Metal.” [Read more…]
An air racing symposium will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif. It will feature top winning race pilots, who will share some of the best air racing stories from the last five decades, museum officials promise.
RENO — The National Championship Air Races wrapped up its historic 50th event on Sunday afternoon with a Breitling Unlimited Gold Championship race that ended with four-time defending champion Steve Hinton edging out one of the best racing fields in the event’s history for his fifth straight victory.
Fifty years after planes first took to Reno’s skies in 1964, the National Championship Air Races begins this week.
UAV Navigation, a developer of flight control avionics and motion processing solutions, will sponsor a plane at the Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show from Wednesday Sept. 9-15.
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced this week that legendary Unlimited & Warbird Class (UWRC) racers “Strega,” “Precious Metal,” “Argonaut,” and “Dreadnought,” are the latest entrants into the most recognizable racing class.
In a surprising twist, “Strega,” (pictured) which has been flown to victory the past four years by defending champion Steve Hinton, will be flown by Air Race veteran Matt Jackson.
In preparation for the 50th National Championship Air Races, the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) has unveiled a star-studded field of competitors and aircraft registered to compete this September.
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) will unveil the Unlimited Warbird Racing Class at the 50th annual National Championship Air Races this September.
The National Championship Air Races has announced that its longtime sponsor, Breitling, has significantly increased its sponsorship over the next three years and will also be bringing the world famous Jetman to Reno this fall for a rare North American performance.