Officials move ahead with plans for Reno air races
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The head of the Reno Air Races Association says officials are moving ahead with plans for this fall's competition despite a tragic crash at September's races that killed 11 and injured more than 70.
Association President Mike Houghton said Wednesday the association is enlisting a panel of experts, including former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall, to help ensure the safety of the event scheduled for Sept. 12-16 at Reno-Stead Airport.
Race officials say they must secure a number of permits to make sure the competition happens. But as of now, tickets are on sale for the race events.