Posted: 11/2/2009 20:25:41
I've been attending the Reno Air Races since 1969, since I was 4 years old, but have just recently decided to try and get more involved in preserving the history. I was in attendance in 1979 when Steve Hinton and the Red Baron went down at the East end of the field following the finish of the Unlimited Gold race, and I know that some footage exists that was part of an "ABC's Wide World of Sports" segment. Some other enthusiasts and myself went to Stead Airport this past Saturday to see if we could locate the crash site and maybe scavenge up some pieces of the aircraft, which we did. I'm interested in getting a copy of the video to try and piece together the exact direction of travel of the aircraft at the time that it went down. This will allow us to get a better idea of the debris field in future trips.
Does anyone out there have a copy that they'd be willing to sell or make a duplicate of?
Thanks in advance!
Al Hiscox-Auburn, CA
Posted: 11/5/2009 18:00:29
Al: Did you try Skyfire in Reno. They have videotaped the races for years and may have the old footage from ABC.
Did you try to Google it on the internet? ABC will sell you their footage but it is usually expensive.
He went down on short final to Rwy 26 headed directly for the runway but several feet short and dropped out of sight below the bluff.
Posted: 12/6/2009 07:42:27
Posted: 12/6/2009 10:26:59
Apparently, a video with the clip you are seeking can be found at Skyfire Video, here: http://www.skyfirevideo.com/renoairraces/skyfire_85/ as Danny said above. It appears that there had been a video of this on YouTube in the past, but is now showing this video removed as "Video removed by user", perhaps as the result of copyright infringements. The Skyfire site shows this "Collector's Series" video as selling for $29.95.