Friday, July 29, 2011

Run up to Reno with LiveAirShowTV

PFLUGERVILLE, TX – JULY 26, 2011 – Everything in the world of aviation is centered around Oshkosh this week, but the Reno National Championship Air Races are coming up fast!  Have you made your plans to join us there?  To help get you ready, LiveAirShowTV has several new stories coming your way. 

For the last ten years, we have been, we have been heavily involved with the National Aviation Heritage Invitational.  LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee has worked with the organization since 2002 capturing the planes, participants, and judging each year.  “We took much of that footage from the first few years, created a showcase explanation video that now runs next to the permanent home of the Heritage Trophy at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum – Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, just north of Dulles International Airport”, says Lee.  “The owners and restorers have such an amazing passion for keeping this history alive, it was great to help tell their stories.”

We begin our series with a look back at three one-of-a-kind aircraft that were in Reno last year: the Douglas DC-2, the Hamilton Metal Plane, and the Boeing 40-C.   First up is a conversation we had with aviation legend, and 2010 National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee, Clay Lacy inside his DC-2 to learn how this plane helped launch the airline industry. 

In the coming weeks, you’ll see stories on the other two planes, a look at the General Aviation presence on the Reno ramp, and we’ll look back at the troubles in last year’s Super Sport Class, and what they expect this year.  We’ll also check in on the Sport Air Racing League and see how their season is going, and we will bring you a peek at the final stages of the Air Racers 3D movie that was shot over the last couple of years.

It’s an exciting August on LiveAirShowTV.  Keep checking the website, and make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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