STOL Drags

When SuperCross brought off road motorcycle racing into football stadiums hundreds of thousands of people were suddenly introduced to a form of motorsport they...

All Lined Up and Nowhere To Go

Winds are the story today as they are already at 9:45 19 mph gusting to 27... with a strong crosswind component. So, RARA has...

Harbingers of Winds to Come

The atmosphere in Reno, Nevada this year gives you two choices - you can have smoke, or you can have wind - which drives...

Vendor Row

What to do when the winds cause numerous cancellations of Reno racing and you’ve already explored the pits? I figured it was time to...

The Smallest “Sponsor”

When we watched Bob Mills prepping Race 49 (his read Rocket 6) for a heat race on Wednesday, we noticed that his fuel cap...

It’s Not Your Old 1917!

One of the traditions at the Reno Air Races is the Fire Truck ride given to race winners and their crews. Traditionally, the winning...

Virtual F1

Let’s say you’re trying to introduce the sport of pylon air racing to a new generation. What would be better than a full-size virtual...

Flashy Lady

The prettiest plane in RARA’s pits this year must be Click Bond’s Sportsman on floats. It is on static display along the main walkway,...

Racing Tweaks and Tricks

Sport Class racers are an inventive bunch, and they are always tweaking during race week to get the most performance out of their machines....

Friday Sport Gold Scene

We can get used to this. In today’s Sport Gold heat there was another near wing to wing run by the front runners. Andrew...

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Today, monoplanes dominate, but biplanes came first. They had their advantages—and for some of today’s missions, they still do.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Ask the DAR

Converting an ultralight to ELSA, kit without a bill of sale, engine missing its data plate.

Around the Patch

Editor in Chief Marc Cook finds himself in the unique position of being able to compare performance of his GlaStar Sportsman with two different Hartzell props.