This is a video of Jimmy Leeward's final race. This video shows no impact with the ground just the events leading up to the accident, segments of this footage have been turned over to the NTSB to help with the investigation. * New photos from the NTSB investigation http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2012/air_show/photos.html
Precious Metal P-51D (XR) Mustang 2013 qualifying run
Thom Richard and Precious Metal going up for the teams qual run to set
their place on the poll. Thom ended up with the 6th fasted speed of
440.385mph, not bad for having to put the semi stock engine in just before
Reno due to a problem with the race engine.
Planes of Fame Airshow 2013 (part 1)
With the 2014 show just around the corner I thought I would put together a
couple of videos from last year's awesome event. The Planes of Fame museum
hosts one of the best airshows/warbird gatherings in the country, many
unique and rare aircraft attend the annual show and 2013 was no exception.
'Lighting Strikes' was the 2013 theme and with that there were 5 flying
P-38 lightning's and one on static display. The 2014 show will be held from
May 3-4, more info can be found on their website http://planesoffame.org/
and also their Facebook page
2013 Reno Air Races: The Continuum
here's a collection of footage from our "behind the scenes camera". We are
thrashing away editing our footage from the RED Epic camera. None of the
footage in this video is from the RED, that will come later this year. I
put this video together to help get the message out to support the Reno
Championship Air Races for 2014. We at horsepower do not make a
profit form these video's, they are just for all of us fans of the worlds
fastest motorsport! Also just a shout out to the boys out at Pylon 4 who
helped us out this year. Opts'1 makes it all happen! Also to the Precious
Metal Team, the best damn fan friendliest team out there! and The boys at
Recovery 1 for saving us a sport in the shade at the end of R28. Finally a
Huge thanks to the Colonel, who allows us to film from the Air National
F8F-2 Bearcat "Rare Bear" Reno 2013
A few flights of the Bear during the 50th anniversary of the National
Championship Air Races held in Reno, NV. The first segment is of the Bear's
late afternoon test hop before her turn on the course during the qualifying
session the next day.
Hawker Sea Fury Reno Unlimited Air Racer- WHAT AN AIR-MACHINE !
This video is of Rod Lewis' highly modified Hawker Sea Fury ("September
Fury") taken at the Planes of Fame Museum at Chino airport, California.
Steve Hinton is the pilot. The Sea Fury was a British shipboard fighter
plane in the late 1940s and early 1950s. This aircraft now has an
approximately 3,800 horsepower Wright
18-cylinder engine to replace the original 18-cylinder Bristol Centaurus.
WOW! It has a custom-designed "boil off" oil-cooling system designed by
Pete Law (head of thermodynamics for the Lockheed SR-71 program, among many
others). This aircraft has been clocked at 508 miles-per-hour on the Reno,
Nevada race course. Very great stuff!
Reno Air Racing - Sights and Sounds from Let's Go to the Reno Air Races
Now available on DVD and HD Blu-Ray disc from the Sporty's "Wright Bros."
collection at: http://www.sportys.com/WrightBros/category/585/2 From the
JustPlaneFunVideos Collection at the 2010 Reno Air Races this preview shows
airplanes starting, taxiing, taking off, landing and racing. The full
length DVD or Blu Ray disc contains over 50 minutes of this type of
material as well as almost 90 minutes of interviews with pilots and crew
like: Jet Class pilot and instructor Rick VanDam, Sport Class Pilot and
Founder Lee Behel, Jet Class President Phil Fogg takes us around the race
course for a lap in his Race 8 Airplane. Additional interviews include:
Mike Stubbs talking BiPlanes, Jay Consalvi and flying the unlimited class
Corsair, Smokey Young talks about flying the Formula One class, Dennis
Buehn talks T-6's, Heather Penney talks about the transition from military
flying to racing at Reno, Barry Varischetti talks about sport ballooning,
as well as aviation educational segments recorded during PRS and the Air
Ultimate 500 MPH Experience at Reno Air Races High Speed Pylon Flybys
Footage from the 2003 Reno Air Races in which I was treated to a VIP trip
out to the pylons. Fifty feet from a squadron of 500 mph, 4,000 horsepower aircraft
jockeying for position.
This tape had been lost for about ten years (sorry about MiniDV quality),
but I just found it and cut it together for you guys.
Please like if you enjoy this rare footage of racing warbirds!!