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
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)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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 Unlimited Gold 2012
This is the final gold race of 2012, more info on the Reno air races can be
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.
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
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
Reno 2010 Unlimited Gold Race
The Final Race was cancelled due to high winds, the Saturday race was
upgraded to the finale. A Super Sport, Rapid Travel, Thunder Mustang crashed on landing after a
blown engine. The pilot walked away, luckier than the biggest lottery
winner. George Giboney you can pick my next ticket.
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
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.