Airport Panel Advises One-Year Air Race Permit

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The national air races advisory committee for
the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority is recommending approval of a
one-year permit that requires the racing association to pay for any
increased insurance premiums and follow any new safety advice from
federal regulators after last fall's deadly crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the
Sept. 16 crash that killed 11 and seriously injured 70.

The authority's Air Race Event committee forwarded its
recommendation to the full board on Thursday. It requires the Reno
Air Racing Association to follow any recommendations from NTSB
resulting from the probe. Any exceptions would require NTSB
approval.

Panel chairman Jerry Hall said he preferred a one-year permit
instead of five because the investigation continues.

Air Race Director Mike Houghton says he's confident they can
meet NTSB's demands.


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