Tag: Reno

Reno Air Racing Association receives conditional approval to hold races in 2012

The Reno Air Racing Association has received a conditional approval to hold its annual races, provided it obtains insurance coverage of at least $100 million.The races should be held from September 12 to 16. The RARA will also respond to seven security recommendations made last month by the NTSB. An in-house panel of aviation experts …

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Reno Air Races cancelled after deadly crash

(Updated 09/19/11 @ 23:07) The heavily modified P-51 “The Galloping Ghost”, flown by 74 year-old veteran racer Jimmy Leeward, crashed in Reno yesterday at 4:20 PM, very close to the crowd. According to a recent police report, the pilot was killed upon impact and six spectators were killed by projected debris. Another two died from their …

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Six jets banned at Reno, will not compete

Six aircraft that were intended to compete in the Reno Air Races’ Jet class have been banned from racing by the race officials after concerns about safety emerged. This concerns mostly the Aero L-29 Delfin, five of which have been re-engined with Rolls-Royce Viper engines to compete with the more powerful L-39 Albatros. The sixth …

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Breitling announces Reno air racing video game

In collaboration with the National Championship Air Races, Breitling recently announced the launch of Breitling Reno Air Races, an online multiplayer airplane race game. The game is already available on the AppStore and will be available for Android-based devices in September. Click here to download it or view the movie.

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Air racer Jon Sharp announces retirement

The famous air racer and team leader of Nemesis Air Racing Jon Sharp has announced he will retire after a highly successful 32-year racing career, during which he won 15 Reno Air Racing National Championships. Read more on EAA.org.

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