Fatal Reno air race plane crash death of Chris Rushing – Obituary
Tragic news unfolded on Sunday at the Reno Air Racing Association’s T-6 Gold race event, where two skilled California-based pilots lost their lives in a devastating plane collision during the landing phase.
The incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. and left the aviation community in shock.
The Reno Air Racing Association, responsible for organizing the event, has identified the victims as Nick Macy and Chris Rushing, both seasoned pilots with impressive careers.
Chris Rushing, who hailed from Van Nuys, was not only an accomplished pilot but also held the prestigious position of President of the Condor Squadron at Van Nuys Airport.
His contributions to the aviation world were widely recognized, and he had been featured in various interviews by Eyewitness News, sharing his insights and experiences with the public.
He had participated in interviews as recent as July 4 of this year and was a key figure at the 2022 Memorial Day event.
Nick Macy, on the other hand, was based in Tulelake, Siskiyou County, and was known for his passion for aviation.
The loss of these two skilled aviators is a somber reminder of the risks that come with the exhilarating world of air racing. Their contributions to the aviation community will be remembered, and their absence deeply felt.