20.08.2010 - Oris Big Crown Air Racing hits Nevada
From 15th – 19th September this year Oris is taking part in the world famous Reno Air Race in Nevada, USA with its team 'Oris Big Crown Air Racing'.
Aerobatic pilot Don Vito Wyprächtiger will make history as he competes in the 'Formula One' category in his trusty "Scarlet Screamer": he will become the first ever Swiss to feature at Reno. He qualified for the event by attending a Rookie Camp, which he passed with flying colours. After seeing his performance the organisers gave him the go-ahead to take part in this year’s race.
Vito’s plane has undergone a complete overhaul in recent months ensuring it is super fast and ready for action in the prestigious air race in the Nevada desert. Vito’s technical knowledge of aircraft helped him to plan and oversee the modifications.
He is no stranger to aerobatics, having already competed in numerous national and international competitions and marking his place as one of the best up and coming aerobatic daredevils on the scene. His experience should prove invaluable at Reno.
Before leaving for his US training camp he told MyOris: "I felt really at home in the cockpit the first time I flew in the Scarlet Screamer after we made the changes. We’re very well prepared and I’m confident we can get a good result at Reno."
On MyOris we’ll be following Vito’s progress at Reno and we’ll bring you all the latest news from the competition.
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Vito is the ambassador for the new Oris BC3 Collection. To find out more visit the product page.