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NTSB urges changes for Reno aircraft, pilots, course

Article | Apr 10, 2012

Still seeking answers as to what caused an aircraft to lose control at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., Sept. 16, the NTSB shared details of its investigation with the public April 10 and offered recommendations to improve safety at this year's event.

Veteran airshow, race pilot Howard Pardue killed in crash

Article | Apr 06, 2012

The airshow, warbird, and racing communities all mourned the loss of Howard Pardue, 77, who died April 4 when his vintage Grumman F8F Bearcat crashed just after takeoff from Stephens County Airport in Breckenridge, Texas.

'Air Racers 3D' flies into IMAX theaters

Article | Apr 05, 2012

World War II-era fighters racing wingtip-to-wingtip, just 50 feet above the ground at speeds exceeding 500 mph, are a sight usually reserved for fans that attend the Reno National Championship Air Races every September in Reno, Nev. Those who can't make the trip may want to visit the nearest IMAX theater and experience the next best thing: 'Air Racers 3D'.

Friends fete Hoover with Texas-sized 90th birthday party

Article | Apr 04, 2012

Aviation icon and World War II hero R.A. "Bob" Hoover celebrated his belated ninetieth birthday March 26 to 28 in a Texas-sized party surrounded by friends from across the country.

Will Whiteside shatters time-to-climb records

Article | Mar 08, 2012

Veteran racing pilot and world record holder Will Whiteside, flying a Russian Yakovlev 3U dubbed 'SteadFast', has added four new records to his collection, pending expected certification and ratification by national and international organizations.

Stricken P-51 lands with help from a legend: Bob Hoover

Article | Feb 29, 2012

Circling above Mobile, Ala., on Feb. 26 with the left main landing gear of the vintage P-51 stuck halfway down, pilot Chuck Gardner calmly worked the procedures. When that failed to produce the desired result, a little advice from fellow aviators - including 90-year-old aviation legend Bob Hoover - proved helpful.

Red Bull race director takes on EAA AirVenture

Article | Feb 16, 2012

Retired Naval aviator and former Red Bull Air Race international race director Jim DiMatteo is taking on one of the world's premier aviation events as vice president of AirVenture features and attractions, the Experimental Aircraft Association announced Feb. 16.

Three-generation team to compete in 2012 Air Race Classic

Article | Feb 15, 2012

When the Air Race Classic women's cross-country race launches from Lake Havasu City, Ariz., in June, one team of pilots will boast three generations, ranging in age from 72 to 16.

Aerobatic light sport aircraft rolls out

Article | Feb 13, 2012

With 123 light sport aircraft on the market, here comes another one - this one from Italy. The fully aerobatic Corvus Fusion rolled out of the factory recently and should finish testing in March.