Watch or download Reno 2012 — The Return of Air Racing in high definition now for as little as $6.95
Reno 2012 – After the tragic events at Reno 2011 the future of the World’s Fastest Motorsport was unknown. Thankfully, through the tireless work of the Reno Air Race Association, the Cities of Reno and Sparks, the State of Nevada, and many others who devoted their time and efforts assured that the world’s most unique racing event would continue, at least for this year.
2012 was a year of rebuilding, not only for the Reno Air Race Association, the race teams, and the fans, but also for the video production team. This year we have two goals with the official video production. The first is that if you were here in attendance we wanted to provide you with a memory of what you experienced as well as to take you to some places that you weren’t able to get to, behind the scenes and up close and personal with the pilots, crew and performers. Secondly, if you weren’t able to attend the event in person, we wanted to provide you with something that would allow you to experience for yourself what it was like to be here with as many of the sights, sounds and smells that we could capture and contain with the capabilities of today’s video distribution technology.
This year’s video production is a tribute, a tribute to everyone that was affected and touched by the events of Friday September 16, 2011.
We kick things off with some thoughts from key individuals that give some insight in this area over the last year. We will feature an interview with each of the racing class President’s talking about the planes, the pilots, the course and how they’ve prepared for racing in 2012.
You’ll see highlights of all the medal races for each of the 6 classes and hear from each of the winners about how it was out on the course for each of them during the race. Included will be air show performances and interviews with Clay Lacy and Joe Clark flying the Lear Jet, Jim Peitz doing aerobatics in a very unassuming looking Bonanza, Kent Pietsch thrilling the crowd with his dead stick performance and landing his Interstate Cadet on the top of a specially modified truck bed as they both move down the runway.
The Patriot Jet Team excites the crowd with military precision putting their L-39’s through a great routine celebrating the red, white and blue of America. David Martin, always a crowd favorite, flies an amazing and award winning routine in his CAP 232 and shows why he has won both individual and team medals in multiple World Aerobatic Championships.
We’ll get a look at the F-22 Raptor, the U-2 as it flies by and some of the other crowd pleasing aircraft that were part of this year’s Reno 2012 air show performances, and even some that weren’t!
In addition to some other pleasant surprises you’ll find on the video we’re including a very special interview with Mr. Robert “R.A. Bob” Hoover and Mr. Clay Lacy sitting down together to talk about their first meeting, becoming great friends, and working together over the year’s.
You don’t want to miss hearing from Bob Hoover, also known as “The Pilot’s Pilot” and from Clay Lacy who, as far as we can best determine, has the greatest number of flight hours of any living human today, and he continues to increase that each time he takes to the skies today!
Watch or download Chasing Reno Gold in high definition now for as little as $4.95
The Most Unique Video Ever Produced About Unlimited Gold Air Racing Pilots.
2011 was a very different year for air racing due to the tragic crash on Race Friday, so only qualifying heats were held and no races that yielded winners were completed.
In order to produce a video that was unlike any other we decided to interview every living unlimited gold winner — from the first Reno Air Races in 1964 through 2010 — and find out what gives them the drive, devotion, and passion to fly, race, and win.
In addition we interviewed others who are closely tied to helping the pilots win and a special introduction by Bob Gandt, author of Fly Low, Fly Fast, the ultimate book on Reno Air Racing.
You’ll hear from all of your favorite unlimited gold winning pilots including: Mira Slovak, Darryl Greenamyer, Bruce Lockwood, John Penney, Ron Hevle, Dennis and Brian Sanders, Skip Holm, Mike Brown, Steve Hinton, and the youngest and most recent winner, Steven Hinton.
Find out how they got started racing, what drives them to race and win! What makes a good racing pilot, how to build a winning team at Reno, what was their wildest Mayday, who mentored them, and some very special stories about Reno over the years and so much more!
Special appearances by key crew members: Bill Kerchenfaut, Chris Wood, “Secret” Pete Law, and David “LD” Hughes. George Mokski talks about getting the first Reno event started in 1964. Reno Air Race Association President Mike Houghton and Media and Public Relations Director Valerie Miller-Moore share their love of air racing and what the future holds for Reno.
Special thanks to Mr. Robert “R.A. Bob” Hoover for sharing his insight and memories of 48 years of Reno history. Bob led the Unlimiteds down the chute in his Ole Yeller P-51 for 30 years and uttered the most famous words in air racing history: “Gentlemen you have a race.”
Watch or download Let's Go To The Reno Air Races in high definition now for as little as $4.95
If there are children in your life who love the sights, sounds, and thrill of airplanes, then Let’s Go to the Reno Air Races is guaranteed to delight them. This high-quality video production brings front-and-center excitement right into your home, and it also provides aviation education that feels like fun and entertainment.
Our cameras provide high-definition, crystal-clear images that make you feel as if you’re right where the action is. You’ll see:
Let’s Go to the Reno Air Races also features interviews with top pilots in each of the racing classes. They share what it’s like to race each of these planes and explain how you, or your kids, can one day be a participant in the world’s fastest motorsport. They also offer information about airports and aviation in general, such as the purpose of a windsock and the meaning of the numbers and letters next to the runway.
This video takes you inside the races and gives you information and exciting visuals like no other production available today. If you combine this video with the official Reno Air Race videos, you’ll have a great complement of entertainment and education that you can enjoy over and over again.
NOTE: This video is authorized by the Reno Air Race Association (RARA) and contains material from the June 2010 Reno Air Race Pilot Racing School and from the September 2010 Reno Air Races. The material in this video does not include any race results or full racing action, which is available from RARA that is produced each year by the association. To purchase that video please click here to be taken to the official RARA site.