To help get you ready for the Reno air races, slated for Sept. 14-18, LiveAirShowTV has posted several new stories.
For the last 10 years, LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee has worked with the National Aviation Heritage Invitational, capturing the planes, participants, and judging each year. “We took much of that footage from the first few years, created a showcase explanation video that now runs next to the permanent home of the Heritage Trophy at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum – Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, just north of Dulles International Airport,” says Lee. “The owners and restorers have such an amazing passion for keeping this history alive, it was great to help tell their stories.”
The series begoms with a look back at three one-of-a-kind aircraft that were in Reno last year: the Douglas DC-2 (pictured), the Hamilton Metal Plane, and the Boeing 40-C. First up is a conversation we had with aviation legend and 2010 National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee Clay Lacy inside his DC-2 to learn how this plane helped launch the airline industry.
In the coming weeks, stories on the other two planes will post, along with a look at the general aviation presence on the Reno ramp, and the troubles in last year’s Super Sport Class, and what they expect this year. Other posts will check in on the Sport Air Racing League and see how their season is going, as well as a peek at the final stages of the Air Racers 3D movie that was shot over the last couple of years.