Dinner Meeting Reviews
Reno postcard 20190321 155913 9513 800 600 100Our March dinner meeting featured DAFer Skylor Piper who shared with us his journey of preparing to compete and some of his adventures while competing in the Reno National Championship Air Races, which takes place every September at Reno-Stead Airport. 

His preparation included attending the (required for new competitors) four day Pylon Racing Seminar (Rookie School) held every June at the same airport. 

Skylor's entertaining presentation included the history of the race, descriptions of the seven race categories and visuals of the four different race courses. The race footage he shared was amazing, not surprising as this aviation event is billed as the World's Fastest Motosport.  His amateur built-experimental aircraft, a Van's Aircraft RV-8 has reached an impressive speed of 235.876 mph while racing there!  We also learned about how he preps his plane for the race, including the removal of excess weight and drag.  He enjoys the competitive environment and has even taken first place in the 2016 Slalom Match Racing event! A big thank you to Skylor for his informative presentation. 

We wish him a terrific 2019 racing season!