The Reno Air Races are amazing! This was our first time and we were there all day Friday and Saturday. We had a great time and we'll be there next year for sure!
Dennis Vest’s Pitts S1C. He got third place in the final Gold race.
John Sharp won the SuperSport Gold Sport Race at 392 mph in Nemesis!
John Lomar won the T6 Silver race
Curt Brown leading to a win in his L-29
Lee Behel's Fouga
Yes, even a Wildcat raced!
Grumman F7F "Big Bossman" raced in the unlimited
"Dago Red" was dominant until the final
Me and Dan Martin, pilot of "Dago Red" - a really cool guy!
"Argonaut" blew a motor mid heat.
You can see the flames
(Sorry it's blurry - we need a better camera or my dad needs to take better pictures!)
She made it back but look at all the oil!
"Voodoo" Will Whiteside flew her to a first in the silver unlimited
Super Corsair FG-2
Sea Fury "Sawbones"
"SteadFast" Will Whiteside's Unlimited Yak-3U
After a heat race, "Rare Bear" had one landing gear that would not come down. Steve Hinton in the Lockheed T-33 flew alongside to advise pilot John Penney on what he could see.
"Ultimately, the gear was unlocked by trimming the plane, releasing the controls and slamming down force on the gear handle while simultaneously yanking the emergency release handle." John Penney's account
Will Whiteside flew SteadFast to a third in the bronze unlimited
Bill "Tiger" Destefani won the Breitling Gold Unlimited with a speed of 483 mph in "Strega"
Steve Hinton Jr.
I met Kermit Weeks!
(his new book is great!)