September 19, 2008
The newly restored P-51D "Happy Jacks Go Buggy" has an OPERATIONAL gun camera in it! Check out the recently shot footage from the camera here! Congrats to the team at Midwest Aero and the aircrafts owner for winning the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trophy at Reno! Click here to see the write up.
September 15, 2008
September 14, 2008
Sounded like a great day of racing on Saturday. I took the time to listen to the Unlimited Gold Race late in the afternoon. There is a streaming audio of the race via the announcers calling the race. Scott Germain posted some nice shots on his message boards. Really cool to see Race 57 racing from the part into the future! Dago Red won the Gold race for the day. Above are some highlights.
September 13, 2008
September 12, 2008
Over on the web site Airshow Buzz, Steven Hinton Jr. has been posting on the forum a blog of his experience at the Reno Air Races. The posts are a great way to read what it is like flying and crewing at the air races. Years ago at the Texas Air Races I was waiting for some friends at the hotel bar and a little kid walked up to me and smiled. Just a couple seconds later his dad, Steve Hinton came over and grabbed his hand and walked away. Now that young man is racing Mustangs at Reno! Read his latest post here from yesterdays race around the pylons! A few pictures here.
September 11, 2008
The Reno Air Races start today! Follow the news on these web sites in the forums and message boards. Warbird Aeropress, AAFO, and WIX. Qualifying ended yesterday about noon and Rare Bear flew its qualifying lap with just minutes to spare! After being down for about a year Rare Bear's crew got it flying just in time and then it posted a speed of 468 mph! Amazing for a "test flight." Also, check out the picture of the three Tigercat's in attendance! Bet they sounded good flying in! Thanks to Scott Germain of Warbird Aeropress for the pictures above.
September 1, 2008
History, Heritage, Heros... a great one hour long interview covering the backstory on the P-51C Mustang named Thunderbird. The 1949 Bendix w...
Back in 2003 my dad and I flew the 170 up to Bartlesville, OK for the annual fly-in. The weather was great and it was a nice flight. Cle...
After concentrating my efforts on Lockheed 12 photos and notes I walked around as much of the Vintage Aircraft parking in the time that I ha...