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(Elias Johnson) Original Reno Air Races Pilot Reflects On 50 Years of Flying 

When the Championship Air Races began fifty years ago, a handful of area pilots got together with their basic airplanes and took to the skies. Few who participated in the inagural event are still around today, but for those who still are, like Fred Rachenmacher, the technology, competition and size of the races have come a long way.

Reno Air Race disaster recounted from cockpits

Updated: 9/16/2012 9:32:00 AM

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Rare Bear: The story behind the horse power  

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Nev. air race goes on 1 year after deadly crash

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Original Reno Air Races Pilot Reflects On 50 Years of Flying 
When the Championship Air Races began fifty years ago, a handful of area pilots got together with their basic airplanes and took to the skies. Few who participated in the inagural event are still around today, but for those who still are, like Fred Rachenmacher, the technology, competition and size of the races have come a long way.
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Reno Air Race disaster recounted from cockpits
Pilots at the National Championship Air Races in Reno say they thought they'd never have the chance to race again after last year's deadly crash.
Rare Bear: The story behind the horse power  
Rare Bear is a F8F-2 Bearcat first flown during World War II. Now under current owner Rod Lewis Rare Bear plane got a second life after almost $15-million worth of restoration.
Live report of Day 3 at TravelNevada.com Air Races 
News 4's Alyx Sacks goes live from the Stead Airfield on the third day of the TravelNevada.com National Championship Air Races.
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Reno Air Races honor heroes from deadly 2011 crash 
Thousands of spectators joined officials at the National Championship Air Races to pay tribute to emergency personnel who saved countless lives after last year's mass casualty crash at Reno-Stead Airport.
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Nev. air race goes on 1 year after deadly crash
The vintage World War II fighters roaring out of the Valley of Speed are as loud as ever, their colorful paint jobs as bright as the enthusiasm of the loyal aviation buffs who fill the grandstands in Reno.
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Grief counselors help after tragic air race crash
Mixed in with the hot-dog stands, souvenir T-shirt tents and barbecue pits is a different kind of booth this year behind the grandstand at the 49th annual National Championship Air Races in Reno.
Planes return to sky in Air Races tomorrow 
After a year of uncertainty, planes will once again return to the skies tomorrow in the TravelNevada.com Reno Air Races.
Air Races make emotional return next week with tribute ceremonies
Next week, the TravelNevada.com Reno National Championship Air Races will return to northern Nevada for the 49th annual event.
Critic of Reno Air Race safety sues over ban 
A longtime critic of safety procedures at Reno's National Championship Air Races is suing organizers to try to strike down their ban on his access to the competition where 11 people were killed in a crash near the grandstand a year ago.

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