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Sawbones Air Racing

8891 Airport Rd NE, C-15

Blaine, MN  55449

Ready for Reno


September 9, 2019

For the first time ever, Sawbones was required to withdraw from racing at the Reno National Championship Air Races. On the first day of practice, Race Pilot Brown experienced a sudden change in cockpit environment through the loss of his canopy. When asked by a young fan, "what was it like when your canopy flew off," he said, "It was very windy." In fact he was traveling at over 300 mph at the time. Ever tried sticking your head out of the car window at 70 mph? Multiply that by about 5. We grateful that his helmet stayed on his head, and that he was able to use years of test pilot experience to safely bring the Sea Fury on the ground and back to the pit. The damage to the canopy, and related damage to the horizontal stabilizer make it impossible to bring Sawbones into safe racing condition in time for the weekend. So, we'll cheer on our competitors and other race classes, and plan for our return next year.

August 20, 2019

Sawbones' spinner covers a new prop just installed and tested, the last of pre-race projects.

August 15, 2019

  1. Sawbones leaves Janes Field in three weeks, on September 5, for Reno-Stead Airport - and the team is ready. Follow team activities once the Sea Fury parks in the pit by checking this website for Tom Lymburn's Reno Chronicles, and checking Facebook for Live casts. Planned are unique live views from inside the cockpit during the races.

Race History Results


National Championship Air Races 

Reno, Nevada

Unlimited Class

2018 - 3rd Place Gold

2017 - 4th Place Gold

2016 - 4th Place Gold

2015 - 4th Place Gold

2014 - 4th Place Gold

2013 - 7th Place Gold

2012 - 4th Place Gold

Upcoming Events


Championship Air Races

September 11-15, 2019

Reno Stead Airport

Reno, NV

To Sponsor Sawbones at the Air Races

Download this brochure for details on becoming a sponsor of the SAWBONES air racing team.