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Wanted: Kirby Chambliss?

Article | Apr 17, 2014

Kirby Chambliss dodges the Texas Star Ferris wheel, whizzes under a bridge, zigzags between trees, and buzzes police vehicles with sirens blaring in a promotional video for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which comes to Texas Sept. 6 and 7. Can the police #CatchKirby?

‘Upset’ ties Red Bull races in second round

Article | Apr 15, 2014

The next stop is Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 17 and 18 for the 2014 Red Bill Air Race World Championship, following an “electrifying” contest in Rovinj, Croatia.

AOPA works for Texas pilots

Article | Mar 19, 2014

Texas is certainly an aviation-minded state, though AOPA has still worked hard in recent years to keep the Lone Star skies friendly to general aviation.

Hersman to leave NTSB

Article | Mar 12, 2014

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will leave the NTSB effective April 25.

Bonhomme first winner as Red Bull racing returns

Article | Mar 06, 2014

Red Bull Air Racing has returned for 2014, with Paul Bonhomme, twice a world champion of past years’ competitions, claiming a victory.

Oklahoma to host cross-country air races

Article | Feb 21, 2014

Pilots are invited to compete in two cross-country racing events coming up in May in Oklahoma.

Briefing: Light Sport industry report card

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

Industry leaders at the U.S. Light Sport Expo in Sebring, Florida, in January were asked to grade the success of the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).

Red Bull adds race stop

Article | Feb 03, 2014

The Red Bull Air Race, set to return to action this month, has added a new stop to the 2014 series on Croatia's Mediterranean coast.

Pilots: Bill Brennand

Pilot Magazine | Jan 23, 2014

The only thing worse than having a propeller come apart in flight, is to have it come apart at low altitude.

Houghton out, Reno at crossroads

Article | Jan 06, 2014

The Reno Air Racing Association, citing ongoing financial woes, has opted to do without the services of its longtime leader.

Air Race Classic accepting entries for 2014 event

Article | Jan 02, 2014

The Air Race Classic began accepting entries for the June event on Jan. 2.

Red Bull race tickets on sale

Article | Dec 04, 2013

Tickets for the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship series, including two U.S. races, are now on sale.

Championship races in fiscal danger

Article | Nov 25, 2013

Organizers of the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., need to raise $500,000 by Dec. 15 to ensure they can insure the 2014 event.

Jetman uses 'senses' as his instruments

Article | Nov 19, 2013

With a nickname like Jetman, you’d think Yves Rossy would be a cartoon character or the hero in a new comic book series. Yet Rossy is a down-to-Earth aviator who made headlines throughout the United States this summer and fall, visiting and flying his jet-powered wing at events such as EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. and the National Championship Air Races in Reno. Then in November, he made headlines in Japan when he flew his unique jet-powered wingsuit above Mount Fuji nine times as part of a celebration of the mountain’s official designation as a World Heritage Site, BBC reported.

Air Race Classic organizers prepare for 2014 race

Article | Oct 15, 2013

Air Race Classic organizers are getting the word out about the 2014 race.

Red Bull Air Race back in 2014

Article | Oct 07, 2013

After a three-year hiatus, the Red Bull Air Race returns with seven competitions worldwide and some of the favorite pilots in the race's eight-year history.

Hinton makes Reno magic in 'Voodoo'

Article | Sep 16, 2013

A new airplane brings the same result for Reno race champion Steven Hinton.

Racing under way in Reno

Article | Sep 12, 2013

The National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev. mark 50 years with thunder in the desert.

Pilots: Fran Bera

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

It was June 23, 1955, my seventeenth birthday, as I nervously began taxiing the Aeronca Champ in which I was taking my private pilot checkride. Fran Bera, the designated examiner, sat in the rear of the tandem cockpit, observing my every move. Mine was only one of more than 3,000 flight tests she would conduct, and my examiner was to become one of the most successful woman racing pilots of all time (if not the most successful).

Truth in animation

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Tucked away in a grove of evergreen trees, the rust-lined fuel truck had fallen into disuse. A visit from Disney filmmakers gave the vehicle new life, in a way, as a star in the animated film Planes.

Continental announces ambitious goals

Article | Jul 29, 2013

Continental Motors, fresh off the acquisition of the former Thielert Aircraft Engines’ Centurion line of turbodiesel engines, outlines its plans for improving them.

Teams finish Air Race Classic despite weather challenges

Article | Jun 26, 2013

The 2013 Air Race Classic lost a stop due to the weather, but 42 teams still completed the course.

Behind the scenes of the little turboprop that could

Article | Jun 07, 2013

Just how realistic can you make an airplane with eyes, a mouth, and a dream of competing in an international air race? DisneyToon Studios took on the challenge with the upcoming Disney’s "Planes."

New course, old ties for 2013 AirVenture Cup

Article | May 09, 2013

Organizers of a cross-country air race that is flown just before EAA AirVenture gets under way in Oshkosh, Wis., each summer announced a new race course--and a reconnection with the world's largest gathering of general aviation aircraft and pilots--for 2013.

Ready to race? Sport Air Racing League has an event for you

Article | May 07, 2013

If you've been wanting to take your flying to a more competitive level, the Sport Air Racing League's 2013 season is under way.