Tom Aberle 1943 - 2019

Tom Aberle

Noted biplane racing champion Tom Aberle passed away from cancer on June 15, 2019. He was 75 years old.

Tom's aviation career started early via his parents, Harry and Yvonne Aberle. Harry was a celestial navigator on trans-Atlantic airliners back in the round motor days; later he and Yvonne operated a flight school in Compton, California. They relocated the FBO to Fallbrook, California in 1968 where it remains in operation as Fallbrook Air Service. Continue reading "Tom Aberle 1943 - 2019"

Red Bull Air Race Championship Selects Hartzell Propeller Again

Mike Goulian and team "kiss the bricks" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where they won in 2018.

Hartzell Propeller will be the 2019 propeller technical partner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for yet another year. It is the sixth year in a row that Hartzell Propeller will be supporting the world famous air race. Continue reading "Red Bull Air Race Championship Selects Hartzell Propeller Again"

Promise Fulfilled

Mark Voss, One Moment Racing's thermodynamicist and Andrew Findlay stop hugging long enough for a photo after their first Sport Gold victory.
Mark Voss, One Moment Racing's thermodynamicist and Andrew Findlay stop hugging long enough for a photo after their first Sport Gold victory.

Ever since Andrew Findlay appeared with his splashy graphics and youthful team full of brains and enthusiasm the only real question was when would it all come together for a Sport Gold win.

The answer was today. Continue reading "Promise Fulfilled"

Biplane Gold

Andrew Buehler tells what it was like out there moments after winning Biplane Gold--again.

Surprising absolutely no one, Andrew Buehler started first, immediately began lapping nearly everyone and finished first in today's Biplane Gold race. Flying Phantom, the modified beyond recognition Mong Sport he's co-owned with Tom Aberle since the beginning, Buehler capped a trouble-free Reno year in all-conquering fashion. Certainly Phantom is one of the winningist race planes of all time, and has taken Tom Aberle into the ranks of the most successful pilots in Reno history. Continue reading "Biplane Gold"