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Aberle wins Reno air races class


Last updated 10/4/2012 at Noon

Tom Aberle won the Gold Cup race in the Sport Biplane class at the National Championship Air Races in Reno.

“It was fun again,” Aberle said.

Aberle, who pilots Phantom, expected to win the Gold Cup race. “If it runs and I fly it right, it wins,” he said.

Last year Aberle had the fastest qualifying time in his class and won both heat races, but the finals were cancelled after the crash of a P-51 which killed the pilot and 10 spectators.

The fatalities led to some changes in pilot and aircraft procedure. “Several months ago a number of changes related to machines and pilots were...

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