The Reno Air Races will be a go, according to a report at EAA.org, which notes that the Reno Air Racing Association has secured a $100 million insurance policy for the races, which will be held Sept. 12-16 at Stead Airport.
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board has given a 1-year special permit for the Reno National Championship Air Races with the stipulation that the Reno Air Racing Association obtain $100 million in insurance coverage, according to a story in the Reno Gazette-Journal.
On Tuesday, May 22, the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) will release the findings and recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Review Panel, commissioned in January to review the National Championship Air Races and identify potential areas that could be changed or modified to further improve safety.
Air Racers 3D, the first IMAX movie devoted to the Reno Air Races, is rolling out across the country at select IMAX theaters, including the Naval Aviation Museum (Pensacola, Florida), Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center (Hutchinson, Kansas), National Infantry Museum (Columbus, Georgia) and U.S. Space & Rocket Centre (Huntsville, Alabama).
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Lockheed IMAX Theatre in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Air Force Museum (Dayton, Ohio) will launch Air Racers 3D on May 25, followed by the Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston, Texas), COSI The center of Science & Industry (Columbus, Ohio), New Mexico Museum of Space History (Alamogordo, New Mexico) and Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen (Denmark).
The NTSB has released a number of recommendations as a result of the crash at last year’s Reno Air Races:
When the dust and debris settled following the horrific crash of September 16, Larry was barely conscious. Injuries included: a severed right hand, crushed right leg and foot, fractured skull, torn tendons and ligaments in the left arm and hand and extensive shrapnel wounds. His spirit, and desire to live, remained firmly intact.