Precious Metal – P-51 XR on the Way to the 2014 National Championship Air Races in Reno

I caught up with Precious Metal and Pilot/Owner Thom Richard this morning as they made their way across Texas in route to Reno Nevada for the 2014 National Championship Air Races. They will be competing in the Unlimited Warbird Racing Class (UWRC) during the event which runs September 10-14, 2014.

Thom Richard downloading flight plan to "Precious Metal's" on board computer.

Pilot Thom Richard downloads flight plan to his modified P-51 XR “Precious Metal”.

Precious Metal is a one of a kind modified P-51 Mustang sporting contra-rotational props and a 3200 horsepower Griffon Powered V-12 engine.

P-51 Racer Precious Metal Prior to Departure for the 2014 National Championship Air Races in Reno.

Air Racer Precious Metal Stopped Over at KADS in Route to the 2014 National Championship Air Races in Reno

For those of us that can’t make it to Reno this year, be sure to watch the races at LiveAirshowTV

Precious Metal departs Addison Airport in route to Reno, Nv

Precious Metal rolling out of Addison, Texas Thursday morning in route to Reno, Nv