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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedSharp to Attempt Speed Record at EAA AirVenture 2008

Jon and Patricia Sharp with the Nemesis NXT

Jon Sharp, EAA 239592, and Nemesis Air Racing hope to claim another speed record this summer while dazzling crowds at EAA AirVenture 2008. Sharp aims to break the current 3 km record of 331 mph in the C1-b category with his NemesisNXT.

"It's going to be really exciting having the NemesisNXT screaming back and forth on runway 18-36 at full song and then some," Sharp said in a press release. "And what a treat for us to be back on the 3 km course at AirVenture." Read more

Sharp has broken the 3 km record twice before at AirVenture and once at Mojave in another weight category with the original Nemesis. This will be the first time he will attempt to break the record in this weight category and with the Nemesis NXT.

To break the record, set in 1989 by Richard Gritter in a Venture aircraft, Sharp must exceed the current record by a minimum of one percent, or at least 334.31 mph, while on a 3km straight-line course. Four passes through the timing gate are required, and Sharp must stay within the altitude limits set by the worldwide keeper of aeronautical records, Federation Aeronautique Internationale.

For more information, visit www.nemesisnxt.com.


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