Beautiful Photos by Tatsuo “Ken” Sakurai of our WWII War Birds – P-51, Yak 11, Hawker Sea Fury, F7F Tigercat, T-28, Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat, P-40 and other nice things..
…It may be just me, but I detect a slight undertone of disappointment in his eyes, as this marks the 4th year in a row that a mechanical issue has postponed Hoot’s participation in the final Unlimited Gold Race. Read more and see additional Race 232 pictures.
In 2009 Stevo shook up the seasoned Gold Race pilots in his first race at Reno by flying a super tight and clean course line and setting a new course … Continue Reading Race for Unlimited Gold is on at Reno! Strega vs. Voodoo!
A short collection of videos taken at the Stead Air Field ramp, close to Runway 8 of the Unlimited Class and a few hauntingly beautiful moments with the late Jimmy Leeward in his Galloping Ghost.
…Through photography, creativity flows and spreads around the world, quietly benefiting everyone in its infinite exchange of beauty and grace… Each year, world class photographers meet at Stead Air Force … Continue Reading 2010 & 2012 Reno Air Race Photo Gallery by Tatsuo “Ken” Sakurai
The Reno Air Race Association (RARA) announced on January 4, 2012 the formation of a Blue Ribbon Review Panel to study the events occurring around the tragic accident on September … Continue Reading Blue Ribbon Panel Formed by RARA
Pilot Heather Penney is in the news today about her mission to stop the 9/11 hijackers of United Flight 93 ten years ago today. Quoting Heather, “I was prepared to … Continue Reading Jet Pilot Heather Penney and 9/11…Ten Years Ago Today
…Less days if you’re a dedicated fan and in the gates for Monday, September 12, 2011 Qualifying Starts! Once again the Reno National Championship Air Races have lined up a … Continue Reading Hello Race Fans! Only Five More Days to Go!
Hello and Happy New Year WarBirdBabe Followers! We thought you might like to see our viewer statistics for 2010. I thought they were interesting and encouraging since we’re a “one gal … Continue Reading WarBirdBabe Blog Stats – 2010 in Review
I was priviliged to have a moment with Bill “Tiger” Destefani, Pilot and Owner of the beautiful P-51D Mustang – Strega ( Race #7) prior to the weeks start of official Unlimited racing … Continue Reading Interview with Tiger Destefani – September 2010 – “If it Runs, it Will Win..!”
Video Interview with Stephanie Penney – Wife of Unlimited Pilot John Penney & Mother of Jet Pilot Heather Penney
On Saturday – the last big day of racing at Reno this year, I snagged a moment of Mrs. Penney’s time while her Husband John Penney was visiting his … Continue Reading Video Interview with Stephanie Penney – Wife of Unlimited Pilot John Penney & Mother of Jet Pilot Heather Penney
Thanks to the windy weather and two unfortunate accidents, the 2010 Reno National Championship Air Races ended in disappointment for those waiting for the big T-6 and Unlimited Class races … Continue Reading Windy Conditions & Close-Call Accidents Cancelled Unlimited & T-6 Gold Races…