Racing Returns to Reno
John Krawczyk of Lakehead, California, rounds the pylon in his T-6 Abracadabra, Race 50.
Steve Hinton, of Chino, California, flew the P-51D Strega to 493.299 mph to lead Unlimited qualifying.
September 12, 2012 - EAA will be present at the 49th annual TravelNevada.com Reno National Championship Air Races runs through Sunday, September 16, with race pilots going for gold in six classes - Biplane, Formula 1, T-6, Sport, Unlimited, and Jet. Following Wednesday's final day of qualifying heats, the race classes will compete Thursday through Sunday at Stead Field in Reno, Nevada.
Wednesday's ceremonies will open with tributes of remembrance and celebration for the lives of the 11 people who died in a tragic accident at last year's event, as well as the 70 who were injured and those impacted by the tragedy. Also planned for Thursday is a tribute to honor heroic efforts of the first responders.
Racing schedules and results can be found on the Reno Air Races website.
EAA also invites its many members in attendance to stop and visit at the EAA hospitality chalet Thursday through Sunday. EAA is participating to support members in the air racing community and those on the West Coast. In addition, EAA will have the opportunity to continue the long and positive relationship with regulatory agencies present at Reno this week.