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9/8/91-Reno NCAR-Arrivals: Late-great champion race pilot~Rick Brickert executes a beautiful banking low-approach fly-past during his Stead Field arrival for landing, flying-in with race team owner~Bob Pond's radical new Rutan-designed custom Unlimited Class racer~#21-"Pond Racer" (N221BP)~marking the experimental aircraft’s debut as a race entry for closed-course pylon competition. (Copyright ’91-Don ‘Bucky’ Dawson)

Reno - 1993 - Unlimited Class - Scaled Composites Model 158 ( "POND RACER" Powered by Twin Nissan-Electromotive Engines - Rick Brickert Finished (Bronze) Speed mph

Reno - 1993 - Unlimited Class - Scaled Composites Model 158 (#21) "POND RACER" (N221BP) Powered by Twin Nissan-Electromotive Engines - Rick Brickert Finished 2nd (Bronze) Speed 364.978 mph (4)

Reno - 1993 - Unlimited Class - Scaled Composites Model 158 ( "POND RACER" Powered by Twin Nissan-Electromotive Engines - Rick Brickert Finished (Bronze) Speed mph

Red Bull (The Flying Bulls) Lockheed P-38L Lightning 	 Off-Airport - Budapest Hungary, May 1, 2013

Red Bull (The Flying Bulls) Lockheed Lightning Off-Airport - Budapest Hungary, May 2013

J-20

Chengdu ( Chinese cutting edge stealth technology ) Well not perfected to standards of American stealth engine heat masking technology, but certainly getting there as radar semi invisible design wise !

Mr Awesome racer -Yak 11 WW2 russian  figther  trainer-powered by 3700 Hp Wright radial engine.

Mr Awesome racer -Yak 11 russian figther trainer-powered by 3700 Hp Wright radial engine.

Flying is so many parts skill, so many parts planning, so many parts maintenance, and so many parts luck. The trick is to reduce the luck by increasing the others.

Big brass ones. Flying is so many parts skill, so many parts planning, so many parts maintenance, and so many parts luck. The trick is to reduce the luck by increasing the others.

Miss Ashley II P-51 w/ Lear Jet wings & horizontal stabilizer

Miss Ashley II w/ Lear Jet wings & horizontal stabilizer, couter rotating propellers. It crashed at Reno in 1999 due to the lost of the horizontal stabilizer trim tab.

F-19 Specter. F-19 is a designation for a hypothetical United States fighter aircraft that has never been officially acknowledged, and has engendered much speculation that it might refer to a type of aircraft whose existence is still classified. In 1986, the  Monogram Models released a model aircraft kit, calling it the "F-19A Specter"

Specter, Although this is a Model, they say in a book called "The Defenders", that there is a squadron of these in Europe.

The Scaled Composites Pond Racer (Company designation Model 158) was a twin-engine twin-boom aircraft developed for Bob Pond by Burt Rutan and his company Scaled Composites.Bob Pond commissioned the design with the idea of developing a modern aircraft that could compete with the vintage warbirds in the Unlimited Class at the Reno air races.  At full throttle the plane's fuel ran short while at a reduced throttle it just couldn't keep up with the thoroughbreds.

The Scaled Composites Pond Racer (Company designation Model was a…

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