The Reno National Championship Air Races are just days away, taking off Sept. 14, and officials at LiveAirShowTV are looking ahead to get the fans ready. News continues to come in regarding various classes and races, and the field of planes vying for the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trophy continues to grow.
In a video interview, Super Sport champion Jon Sharp talks to LiveAirShowTV’s Mark Allen about the team’s decision to “call it a day.” The retirement of Sharp and the Nemesis NXT team could leave the door open for one of the other NXT planes to race to the top. One likely candidate is Kevin Eldredge, but in his interview he thinks there could be a real race this year. Look for the Super Sport/Sport Preview story on the LiveAirShowTV home page.
Since 1999, the field of restored aircraft has grown for the National Aviation Heritage Invitational. What started out as a handful of planes on the east end of the ramp at Stead Field has turned into an aviation showcase during race week. This year, more than 35 aircraft are slated to be on display and available for judging to see whose name will be placed on the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trophy, which is displayed at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. Several returning aircraft will join the field, along with many new planes to the event. The first group of planes is shown in a preview story now posted on the LiveAirShowTV home page. Fans will see many general aviation aircraft, as well as a collection of Vietnam era planes. A second Heritage Trophy preview will be posted just prior to race week, officials said.
LiveAirShowTV’s coverage begins with a report posted Wednesday night, Sept. 14. Fans will get their first look at who’s in and who’s out, and who’s making news at this year’s races. Mobile updates will be posted all during race week.
For more information: LiveAirShowTV.com