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Air Race Classic closes in on registration goal

Article | Mar 15, 2013

Entries for the 2013 Air Race Classic, the longest running all-women pilots transcontinental air race, are now at 80 percent and are expected to reach a goal of 55 teams before the April 1 deadline.

Air Race Classic champs award aviation scholarship

Article | Feb 15, 2013

The Racing Aces, the winning team of the 2012 Air Race Classic, presented university student Whitney Brouwer with a $5,000 scholarship.

Former Cessna chair, Tuskegee CFI to join hall of fame

Article | Dec 19, 2012

A former Cessna chairman who used money from air racing prizes to meet payroll during the Depression is among the inductees to the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the board of trustees announced Dec. 17.

GA airports, states race to serve outer space

Article | Sep 27, 2012

Space tourism, scientific research, and commercial spaceflight offer the promise of lucrative trade for airports, and jobs for the future. State and local officials are racing to get their flags planted.

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.