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
Reno Unlimited Gold 2012
This is the final gold race of 2012, more info on the Reno air races can be
WORLDS FASTEST propellar driven AIRCRAFT Russian Tu 95MC Nuclear Bomber
Russian Aircraft The Tupolev Tu-95 (Russian: Туполев Ту--95; NATO
reporting name: Bear) is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile
platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 entered service with the Soviet
Union in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Air Force until at least
2040. A naval development of the bomber is designated Tu-142.
The aircraft has four Kuznetsov NK-12 engines, developed by the Kuznetsov
Design Bureau with participation of Ferdinand Brandner and other captured
German engineers, each driving contra-rotating propellers. An airliner
variant Tu-114 holds the record as the world's fastest propeller-driven
aircraft. Some experimental aircraft were designed for theoretically higher
speeds, but none attained or registered them. It also remains the only turboprop-powered strategic bomber in
operational use. Its distinctively swept-back wings are at 35°, a very
sharp angle by the standards of propeller-driven aircraft, and justified by
its operating speeds and altitudes. Its blades, which rotate faster than the speed of sound, according to
one media source, make it arguably the noisiest military aircraft on
earth, with only the experimental 1950s era Republic XF-84H
"Thunderscreech" turboprop powered
American fighter design as a likely rival. It was
reportedly so loud that the underwater Hydrophones of submerged submarines
and SOSUS could detect it.
Russia Listeni/ˈrʌʃə/ or /ˈrʊʃə/ (Russian: Россия, tr.
Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə] ( listen)), also officially known as the
Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация,
tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə
fʲɪdʲɪˈrat͡sɨjə] ( listen)), is a country in northern Eurasia.
It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects.
From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway,
Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad
Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China,
Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea
of Okhotsk and the US state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. At
17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest
country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's
inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's ninth most populous nation
with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the entirety of
northern Asia and much of Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and
incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms.
An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the
air, or, in general, the atmosphere of a planet. It counters the force of
gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an
airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines.
The human activity that surrounds aircraft is called aviation. Crewed
aircraft are flown by an onboard pilot, but unmanned aerial vehicles may be
remotely controlled or self-controlled by onboard computers. Aircraft may
be classified by different criteria, such as lift type, propulsion, usage
The Russian Air Force (Russian: Военно-воздушные cилы
России, tr. Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily Rossii) is the aerial warfare
service branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It is
currently under the command of Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev. The
Russian Navy has its own air arm, the Russian Naval Aviation, which is the
former Soviet Aviatsiya Voyenno Morskogo Flota ("Naval Aviation"), or
The Air Force was formed from parts of the former Soviet Air Forces after
the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991--92. Boris Yeltsin's creation
of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on 7 May 1992, can be
taken as a convenient formation date for the new Air Force. Since that
time, the Air Force has suffered severe setbacks due to lack of resources,
and has constantly shrunk in size. Since Vladimir Putin became President of
the Russian Federation however, much more money has been allocated to the
Armed Forces as a whole.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of
the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed
services. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as
a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National
Security Act of 1947. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military
to be formed, and is the largest and one of the world's most
technologically advanced air forces. The USAF articulates its core
functions as Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Special Operations, Air
Superiority, Global Integrated ISR, Space Superiority, Command and Control,
Cyberspace Superiority, Personnel Recovery, Global Precision Attack,
Building Partnerships, Rapid Global Mobility and Agile.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
2014 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
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
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
Pilot Crashes on First Solo
Early reports say the engine was 100% fine. The crash was due to the pilot
not having his hand on the throttle for takeoff along with the pilot's
inability to maintain proper climb attitude. I hope this guy never flies
again for our safety.
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!
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
Osprey GP-5 Reno 2010
Here is a short clip of the V-8 powered homebuilt racer 'Osprey GP-5'.
After many years the plane finally made the trip to Reno only to have the
engine let go during a qualifying run. As can be seen in this clip, Lee
Behel managed to get the plane down in one peace, the plane should be back
to try again for the 2011 races. More info can be found here
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
Air Race @ HORIZON Airmeet 2013
"The Galloping Ghost", "SUPERBOLT" and "Czech Mate" doing Air Race
P-47 "SUPERBOLT" Pilot: Franz Obenauf "FOB"
Maßstab / Scale: 1/4
Spw. /Wingspan: 2.8 m
Länge / Lenght: 2.9 m
Bausatz / Kit: Eigenbau / Scratch built
Motor: Moki 400cc
Fahrwerk / Gear: ROB Schiller
P-51 "The Galopping Ghost" Pilot: Otto Widlroither ( HP
Maßstab / Scale 1/4.5
Spw. / Wingspan: 2.18 m
Gewicht / Weight: 24.5 Kg
Engine: 310cc 4 Cyl - 4 Stroke (Kolm Engines) http://www.kolmengines.com
YAK11 "Czech Mate" Pilot: Andreas Wagner
Maßstab / Scale: 1:4
Spw / Wingspan: 2,38 m
Bausatz / Kit: Skygate
Motor / Engine: Moki 250cc
Gewicht / Weight: 19.5 Kg