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Vipers Rule at Reno Air Races, 2008, 2009 and 2010 -- So much so that they were banned for 2011, and remain banned through 2015!

The World’s Fastest L-29
Our Viper powered L-29 raced at Reno for the first time in 2007, piloted by Joe Gano, it set a then absolute course record of 517 mph.

In 2008, Curt Brown, former Space Shuttle Commander, qualified The Viper at 516 mph and went on to win Reno’s FIRST OFFICIAL 500 mph Gold Race, Clocking in with a RECORD WINNING SPEED OF 507 mph!  

Serial No: 2405
Reg No:  N29AD

In 2010, Curt set the all-time Reno qualifying record at a blistering 544 mph.  He went on to win with another Gold Race  at 516 mph.  On the way, Friday he set an Absolute Race Record of 525 mph. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR COCKPIT VIDEO OF THE VIPER

CLICK HERE FOR COCKPIT VIDEO OF THE VIPER IN THE RENO JET RAC 2008

CLICK HERE FOR JOE GANO AND MIKE MANGOLD DUELING FOR 2ND PLACE IN 2009 FROM JOE'S HELMETCAM

Reno National Air Races
Viper

2012

Banned Again,Too Fast for the Prop Boys

2011

Banned for Speeding!

2010
1st place 516 mph
Qualifying: 544
(Absolute course record)
Pilot: Curt Brown

2009
1st Place 514 mph 

Qualifying Speed 538 mph
(Absolute Course Record)

Also, in Fridays race an Ablsolute Race Record of 525 mph
Race Pilot:  Curt Brown

2008
1st Place 507 mph 
Reno’s First 500 mph Gold Race!

Qualifying Speed 516 mph

Race Pilot: Curt Brown

2007
471 mph

517 mph qualifying speed*
(Absolute course record)

Race Pilot: Joe Gano

* Subsequently broken during the same qualifying season by Lee Griffin in his T-33

 

Race Engineering:
Aero Enterprises/ Dave Cannavo
Race Sponsors: Aviation Classics
National Education
Aero Enterprises

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Viper L-29 at
Reno 2008

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