RECORD SPEED IN BIPLANE CLASS SET TODAY AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races is the world’s premier air racing event, and a new record was set today, Monday, September 14.

RECORD BROKEN:

Pilot, Tom Aberle, set a new speed record in the Biplane class in Phantom, a Modified Mong Sport, with a speed of 284.454.

Tickets for the show are still available by phone at 775-972-6663 or online at www.airrace.org. For more information on the National Championship Air Races, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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About the National Championship Air Races:

Held every September just north of Reno, the National Championship Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Last year’s event attracted more than 150,000 spectators and generated more than $66 million for the region’s economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civil flight demonstrations. For more information on the National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.airrace.org.

Media Contact:

Kena Cataneso

The Glenn Group

775-686-7768

kcataneso@theglenngroup.com

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