Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Free Space
  2014 Reno Championship Air Races (Hoot Gibson)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   2014 Reno Championship Air Races (Hoot Gibson)
alanh_7
Member

Posts: 1052
From: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 09-08-2014 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just heard that Hoot Gibson blew his engine today in the Hawker Sea Fury "September Fury" and is sadly out of the Unlimited class again at this year's Reno Championship Air Races. Sorry Hoot.

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 30395
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 09-09-2014 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This video (about 55 seconds in) features Hoot Gibson describing what happened that has him sitting out of this year's races:

alanh_7
Member

Posts: 1052
From: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 09-14-2014 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Hoot was not in the final because of the previously mentioned engine troubles.

Bill Destifani in the P-51 Strega beat out Steve Hinton in the P-51 Voodoo in the third heat by less than a foot only to be disqualified for not maintaining proper altitude on the race course.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2014 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement