Special Report: Reno '99 — Photo Gallery »

Although marred by Saturday's fatal crash of Miss Ashley II — one that killed pilot Gary R. Levitz — this year's National Championship Air Races at Reno once again brought out the racing faithful, those who crave the smells of high-octane fuel, hot oil and sweat mingled with the growl of race-tuned aircraft engines putting out way too much horsepower. In addition to the racing, attendees were treated to a program that included airshow veterans Bob Hoover and Wayne Handley, among others, plus a special program honoring Heroes of Flight. AVweb Contributor Matt Paxton was there. Here are some of his images. More

Special Report: Reno '99 »

Although marred by Saturday's fatal crash of Miss Ashley II — one that killed pilot Gary R. Levitz — this year's 1999 National Championship Air Races at Reno once again brought out the racing faithful, those who crave the smells of high-octane fuel, hot oil and sweat mingled with the growl of race-tuned aircraft engines putting out way too much horsepower. In addition to the racing, attendees were treated to a program that included airshow veterans Bob Hoover and Wayne Handley, among others, plus a special program honoring Heroes of Flight. AVweb Contributor Matt Paxton was there. Here are his daily reports. More

Reno Unlimiteds Turn 35 »

The 1998 Reno National Championship Unlimited Air Races will be remembered as one of the most exciting and most competitive meets in the 35 year history of Reno unlimited racing. If you couldn't make it, this heat-by-heat play-by-play by AVweb's race correspondents will make you feel as if you had been. And, if you don't feel "the need for speed" after viewing the three dozen magnificent race photos, we suggest you visit your AME pronto! More

Reno '98 Photo Gallery »

AVweb's air racing correspondents offer three dozen magnificent color photos of the doings at the 35th National Air Races at Reno . If you don't feel "the need for speed" after viewing this, better check your pulse! More

Unlimiteds Thunder at Reno '97 »

AVweb's air racing correspondents offer a detailed account of what went on at the 34th Annual Championship Air Races two weeks ago. This year's coverage includes sixteen magnificent color photos, including a series of shots of the mid-air collision between Howard Pardue's Sea Fury and Sam Richardson's YAK during the Tuesday qualifying rounds. (Both pilots were okay.) Other photos include Critical Mass, Dreadnought, Furias, Miss America, Rare Bear, Risky Business, Strega, Thunder Mustang, and Voodoo Chile. If you don't feel “the need for speed” after viewing this, better check your pulse! More

Unlimited Air Racing at Reno '96 »

A pictorial play-by-play of unlimited-class action at the year's top air racing event by AVweb's on-the-scene race experts. More