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
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.
Sunday Gold Race 2013
The final Gold race of 2013 saw a nice mix of fast planes ranging from the
small giant killer Yak-11 'Czech Mate', all the way up to the beast called
'Dreadnought' the mighty super Sea Fury powered by the 28 cylinder R-4360.
Steve Hinton flying Voodoo had the pole position while Matt Jackson flying
Strega had to start on the outside of the formation in seventh position, on
the start Matt wasted no time passing the other 5 racers but Steve in
Voodoo was so far in front the only way Matt could've caught him is if
Voodoo broke. This is the first win for Bob Button and team Voodoo, Bob and
his wife have been campaigning Voodoo for 17 years with many ups and downs
and nothing could've been better than winning Reno on the events 50th
'The Descent' Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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2014 Reno Air Races "The Arrivals"
This years Friday Unlimited arrivals saw just about everyone showing up at
the same time, the only exception was Voodoo arriving solo on Saturday
Reno Unlimited Gold 2012
This is the final gold race of 2012, more info on the Reno air races can be
Unlimited Air Racer 'Voodoo' Heat 3A with mayday landing.
This was the second heat race for the Gold racers during the Reno National
Championship Air Races.
Voodoo with Will Whiteside at the controls was third from the poll and
quickly jumped into second behind Strega at the start of the race, just
before going around pylon 4 on lap 4 Voodoo's engine broke a valve, Will
used his speed and turned it into altitude so he could position himself for
a mayday landing on runway 14.
For more info on Voodoo air racing, checkout
Voodoo trim tab accident 1998 http://www.warbird.com/voodoo.html
400+MPH P-51 Mustang!
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Crazy Horse II dives into the airshow at over 400MPH. Sounds great!
Unlimited air racer 'Furias' qual with crash landing, Reno 2012
This video is from 2012 when team Furias finished their several year
resto/rebuild work and arrived on the ramp at Reno with this beautiful,
freshly painted beast of an airplane. This was one of the most heavily
modified super Sea Fury's to ever grace the ramp at Reno, she sported a
very powerful race prepped Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major engine that
could pump out 4,000hp all day long, they also fitted her with a custom
racing canopy. It also had a custom boil off cooling system where they
removed the oil coolers from the leading edges of the wings and moved them
inside the fuselage, to take care of all the engine and boiler data the
team also had a custom telemetry system that was maintained by a McLaren
race team technician. Unfortunately during their qualifying attempt they
had a part failure in the landing gear system which led to a gear collapse
on landing resulting in a very broken airframe, fortunately race pilot Matt
Jackson made it out with only a few bumps and bruises.
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!
P-51D Mustang "Ferocious Frankie"
This is a video of The Old Flying Machine Company P-51D Mustang 'Ferocious Frankie" For more
information about the aircraft and details on how to book the aircraft for
an event or airshow please go to http://www.FerociousFrankie.com