September 18, 2009
For the first time in the 100-year history of air racing, fans can watch a live broadcast of the sport from the aerial race course in Reno, Nevada. This Sunday, September 20, the final races in all six categories will appear at LiveAirshowTV. With cameras in the grandstands and in the control tower at Reno Stead Field, Jeff Lee, LiveAirShowTV president, plans to give fans at home the experience of being at the races—with a little extra. Lee will have a camera in the Extra 330 flown by aerobatic performer David Martin and in the cockpit of at least one of the big warbirds—P-51 Mustangs, F8F Bearcats, and Hawker Sea Furys, among others—racing in the Unlimited Category (the big guys weighing more than 4,500 pounds that everybody comes to see). The Unlimiteds get up to about 500 mph as they roar around pylons set on an eight-mile oval course.
But it’s gonna cost ya. The live broadcast is a subscription-only offer at LiveAirShowTV.com. Lee says fans should sign up now—or at least before Sunday—so they won’t miss any of the action: before and after interviews with race pilots, a live broadcast of the Blue Angels flying their routine at Reno, and of course the races themselves.
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