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. 

Cockpit Video from 2008 Reno Jet Race with Pilot, Curt Brown.

Viper L-29 at
Reno 2008

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JOE GANO AND MIKE MANGOLD DUELING FOR 2ND PLACE IN 2009 FROM JOE'S HELMETCAM
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Aero Enterprises/ Dave Cannavo

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