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USAFA Racing Team

This fall I was delighted to be invited to speak to the United States Air Force Racing Team at the Colorado Springs Academy. I brought a presentation that gave the cadets a serious historical to present day look at land speed racing using my own photography, as well as a number of evocative vintage views going back to the 1st race in 1914.  The idea was to expose them to a segment of motorsports where free-thinking gives rise to fresh ideas and new ways to solve problems — all tempered with unshakeable sense of purpose where the power of a …

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Aerobatic Champion Pilot Vicki Cruse killed in UK airshow practice at Silverstone Racing Circuit

Vicki Cruse, an International Aerobatic Champion and president of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) since 2005 was killed Saturday, Augst 22, 2009 in England just after noon. She was practicing for the World Aerobatic Championships being staged at Silverstone Racing Circuit, the home of British motor racing. No one else was injured in the incident. Vicki was also an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) director and board member. The 40 year old beloved pilot from Santa Paula, California, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mercifully, Vicki died instantly after her single-seat Zivko Edge 540 nosedived into the ground witnessed by  motoring …

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