What was hot—and what was not—at the 2009 National Championship Air Races.
- By Linda Shiner
- AirSpaceMag.com, September 28, 2009
Even if your airplane doesn’t fly faster than 500 mph, you can still win a trophy at Reno. Aviation celebrities and event sponsors congratulate the winners of the 11th National Aviation Heritage Invitational, a judged competition recognizing aircraft owners for the most historically accurate restoration. Thousands of people strolled among the warbirds, Wacos, and rarities entered in the competition this year. The Heritage Trophy (at right) is inscribed with the names of event grand champions and resides in the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.