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Strega captures Gold at Reno—again

Article | Sep 20, 2012

Steve Hinton of Chino, Calif., was the fastest piston-aircraft pilot at the 2012 National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., Sept. 12 through 16.

Racers ready at Reno

Article | Sep 12, 2012

A fatal crash during last year's National Championship Air Races cast a pall of uncertainty over this year's event. Course mods, pilot training, and a $1.7 million insurance premium increase allowed the races to continue.

Reno crash traced to failed screws, untested modifications

Article | Aug 27, 2012

Pilot Jimmy Leeward pushed his highly modified P-51 "Galloping Ghost" faster than it had ever flown before during the 2011 National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., when untested modifications combined with weakened fasteners and high speed caused the elevator trim system to fail, in turn causing a loss of control and crash that claimed the lives of Leeward and 10 spectators.

NTSB: Reno crash pilot subjected to 17.3 Gs during upset

Article | Aug 22, 2012

A detailed analysis of a spectator's video of the Galloping Ghost concluded that pilot Jimmy Leeward, one of 11 people killed in the 2011 crash at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., was subjected to 17.3 Gs in less than a second following a 23-degree roll upset just before the P-51 smashed into the box seats.

Cessna renames turbodiesel 182

Article | Aug 14, 2012

The turbocharged, jet-fuel-burning Cessna Skylane unveiled at EAA AirVenture July 23 has been renamed the Turbo Skylane JT-A, the company announced Aug. 10.

Cross-country air race draws 40 aircraft

Article | Aug 02, 2012

Weather challenges changed the course but did not dampen enthusiasm as 40 aircraft participated in the 2012 Airventure Cup air race, flown July 22 between Mitchell, S.D., and Waupaca, Wis.

Small airplane, big dreams

Article | Aug 02, 2012

Like many pilots, Andy Chiavetta flew to Oshkosh, Wis., in July to show off his experimental amateur-built aircraft. But for Chiavetta it wasn't just for personal pride: He was looking for a market for his single-seat Aerochia LT-1 Bobcat kit.

‘Red Tails’ Mustang entices Oshkosh bidders

Article | Jun 29, 2012

EAA AirVenture 2012 will feature a "Red Tails" Mustang, and it's not what you may think. A polished aluminum and silver chrome custom 2013 Ford Mustang up for auction at the show evokes the distinctive P-51 Mustangs flown by the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, but this one-of-a-kind creation was born for the roads.