Sawbones Air Racing

8891 Airport Rd NE, C-15

Blane, MN  55449


July 19, 2017

Sponsor Thompson Reuters arranged with race pilot Curt Brown to give Harrison Smith, of the Minnesota Vikings, a war bird flight in Curt's T-6. A recently certified pilot, Harrison flew back seat and enjoyed Curt's demonstration of abnormal flight attitudes. See a compilation of the flight in the video section of this site.

June 12, 2017

Tom Lymburn, Sawbones team member and renowned aviation historian, has been added to the Sawbones website with his own column called Lymburn's Historiography. In this column, he writes different views of aviation history all related to Sawbones and the Hawker Sea Fury. Look for it under the section listed at the top of this page.

June 8, 2017

After the disappointment of withdrawing participation in the Duluth Air Show, because of last minute gremlins, Chief Mechanic Doug Weske declared SAWBONES mission ready for racing today. Owner and pilot Robin Crandall performed the confirming test flight.

April 21, 2017 - Wright R3350 returns from Idaho following discovery of a failed value seat in the number eight cylinder.

March 17, 2017 - Owner Robin Crandall confirms Sawbones will race at the 2017 National Championship Air Races following re-commitment by key corporate sponsors Thompson Reuters, 3M Company, and Building Restoration.

Race History Results

National Championship Air Races 

Reno, Nevada

Unlimited Class

2016 - 4th Place Gold

2015 - 4th Place Gold

2014 - 4th Place Gold

2013 - 7th Place Gold

2012 - 4th Place Gold

Upcoming Events

National Championship Air Races 

September 13-17, 2017  Reno Nevada

To Sponsor Sawbones at the Air Races

Download this brochure to learn details about becoming a member of the SAWBONES sponsorship team.