Reno AIr Races

A close up of aviation artist Ron Cole's image of Precious Metal. His eye for detail is second to none, and it would be hard to distinguish this image from a real photograph! (Image by Ron Cole)

Aviation Artist Ron Cole’s Precious Metal

Many WarbirdsNews readers will be familiar with the magnificent, highly modified Mustang known as Precious Metal. The Rolls-Royce Griffon-engined Reno Air Race regular always turns heads wherever she flies. Even though the muscular Mustang has yet to win the big trophies at Reno; under Thom Richard’s ownership, she is now approaching contention for those lofty goals. We will soon publish a[Read More…]

by May 23, 2015 1 comment Fighter, Reno AIr Races, Warbirds News
The Legacy of the First Women’s Cross-Country Air Race

The Legacy of the First Women’s Cross-Country Air Race

Hemlock Films, producers of the acclaimed documentary “The Restorers”, recently announced their production of a new aviation documentary titled “Beyond the Powder: The Legacy of the First Women’s Cross-Country Air Race”. This feature-length documentary will follow the fascinating story of women who continue to race across the United States, flying in the footsteps forged in great controversy by women pilots[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 2 comments Reno AIr Races, The Restorers, Videos
P-51D Strega roared back to the skies Friday after the replacement of the canopy it had lost during a practice flight on Tuesday, turning in a blazing performance, sadly marred by a DQ by race officials.
(Image Credit: Moose Peterson)

11 Time Reno Air Races National Champion Strega For Sale or Available For Corporate Sponsorship

This morning we woke up and learned about this surprising news. Accordingly to Simon Brown, co- owner of Platinum Fighters, the 11 time Reno Air Races National Champion Strega is for sale or available for corporate sponsorship. Many speculated that this was going to happened  after the recent defeat at Reno ( Click HERE for a full report) but this[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 3 comments For Sale, Reno AIr Races, Warbirds News
Lancair Legacy Shoots past the post at 2013 Reno Air Races
(Image Credit: Moose Peterson)

Reno Air Races: Day Four

Moose Peterson reports: It’s Day Four at the 50th annual Reno Air Races… Who will finish the day moving up? With only one day left to the races, position is everything, so the pushing of the pilots and aircraft to their limits is a big part of the drama. The day started early with Formula and Biplane racers taking to[Read More…]

P-51D Strega roared back to the skies Friday after the replacement of the canopy it had lost during a practice flight on Tuesday, turning in a blazing performance, sadly marred by a DQ by race officials.
(Image Credit: Moose Peterson)

Reno Air Races: Day Three

Moose Peterson reports: Oh my, third day of racing here at the Reno Air Races was packed with excitement, topping the already high bar set by the first and second days here at Stead Airport. The Biplane and Formula classes continue to show some really great racing. Steve Senegal in his David Hoover AR-6 “Endeavor” with its beautiful lines with[Read More…]

by September 14, 2013 3 comments Airshow News, Reno AIr Races