Straight and Level Presented by AeroBrigham Goes to the Races Producing and Airing the World’s Fastest Motorsport the Final Reno National Championship Air Race!
Dallas, TX: AeroBrigham is pleased to announce that Straight and Level Presented by AeroBrigham has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Reno Air Race Association (RARA) to produce and air the last National Championship Air Race to be held in Reno Nevada as a series of special episodes of Straight and Level on Amazon Prime Video. Since 1964, the National Championship Air Races have captured the attention of not only the aviation community and enthusiasts, but also the adrenaline-seeking racing fans around the world. The world’s fastest motorsport event will close the final chapter in Reno-Tahoe September 13th through 17th, before moving to a new location in 2025. The partnership will begin with never-before-seen footage from the 2022 Stihl National Championship Air Races across three specials to air later this summer and will continue beyond this event’s final year at the Reno-Stead Airport for 2023 to the yet-to-be-announced venue for 2025.
“As Presenting Sponsor of the Straight and Level series, we are thrilled to be a part of such a world-class event like the National Championship Air Races. My brother, Danny, and I have a passion for all aspects of aviation and these races showcase the capabilities of many different types of aircraft, the skill of the pilots flying through the course, as well as their crews who finetune these incredible machines to find that second or two edge.” said David Brigham, Co-Founder of Aerobrigham.
The National Championship Air Races are a legacy of aviation history, heritage, and preservation one amazing race at a time. Straight and Level will capture and air the roar of the engines and the cheers from the crowds sharing a one-of-a-kind experience for those watching remotely around the globe.
The Straight and Level crew will be onsite with a full complement and a complete production compound constituted by multiple owned and operated tractor-trailers including two live production units, hospitality transporter, and camera truck housing thirty plus (30+) cameras allowing us to bring the audience to the edge of their seats when watching the multiple heats across seven classes of racing. The five-day event culminates with the best-of-the-best competing for their classes’ bragging rights as champion for the next year. From the pits, to the ramp, to the 50-foot pylons marking the racecourse, the crew from Straight and Level will be capturing the event in its entirety.
“It is an honor to partner with RARA to showcase the fastest motorsports event in the world and to capture the emotional highs and lows of the 150 teams participating. The years of experience we have capturing high octane aviation-based programming has prepared us for this once in a lifetime opportunity; to steady our lens on the legendary men and women who will race one last time at this historical site, the final Reno Air Race.” says W. Hulsey Smith, V1 Productions Executive Producer of the Straight and Level series.
Fred Telling, Chairman and CEO of RARA shared that he’s excited to establish a multi-year partnership with Straight and Level and its Presenting Sponsor, AeroBrigham. “As we prepare to say good-bye to Reno, we know that Straight and Level will continue to position us to deliver stellar content impressing fans far and wide for years to come.” says Telling. “Hulsey and the crew of Straight and Level will be there to capture the end of the chapter from Reno this fall, but more importantly the beginning of a new chapter in American Air Racing.”
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Carol Cali Director of Communications
About V1 Productions
V1 Productions is a premiere full service media house that has built a reputation for delivering compelling,
humanistic stories through its unscripted and live productions as well as breathtaking cinematography.
V1 steadies its lens on real stories that em ote the humanistic and truth atoms that inspire. Its flagship
three season docuseries, Straight and Level currently on Amazon Prime Video, is the most watched
aviation based lifestyle program in the 21 st Century and reignites the wonder of flight by chronicling some
of the greatest aviators of this generation. V1 Founder and Executive Producer, W. Hulsey Smith was
recognized with a 2022 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40 Award from the Natio nal Business Aviation
Association for his personal contributions to the growth of the aviation industry through his business
acumen and passionate work of capturing the golden age of aviation on screen. Based in Texas with
locations in Dallas and Fort Wort h, V1 has projects currently under development and in production across
multiple genres. FMI: V1.live follow @V1Mafia on Instagram.
About Straight and Level
The Straight and Level series explores 21st Century Aviation Technology and the positive affect aviation
has on humanity. From flight training to historic aircraft to aviation education and supersonic flight, the
Straight and Level team is focused on bringing aviation centric humanistic storie s to life. In its third series,
Straight and Level is delivered via Amazon Prime. The series is one of the many projects delivered by
V1 Productions Visit StraightAndLevel.TV follow @straightandlevelofficial across social platforms; and
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About Reno Air Racing Association
The Reno Air Racing Association ( host t he National Championship Air Races held everySeptember A 501(c)(3) non profit organization, t he event has become an institution for Northern Nevada
and aviation enthusiasts from around the world with seven racing classes, a large display of static aircraft
and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. Independent economic impact studies show that
the event generates as much as $100 million annually for the local economy. For more information on
the National Championship Air Races, visit AirRace.org
About Aerobrigham LLC
Aerobrigham is a certificated FAR Part 145 Repair Station located at Decatur Municipal Airport (
in Decatur, Texas north of Fort Worth. AeroBrigham offers complete maintenance, repair and overhaul
services as well as helicopter and airplane completion services, including aircraft Interiors, avionics
installation and modification, along with paint and heavy maintenance. Aerobrigham has a proven track
record supporting both domestic and foreign governmental aircraft along with commercial operators and
ow ner operators who demand excellence in aircraft maintenance and support. Additional Information
regarding the extensive helicopter and airplane support capabilities at Aerobrigham can be found at