SOURCE: Air Force Reserve

March 25, 2008 17:36 ET

Air Force Reserve Jet Car Races at Riverside Air Show

RIVERSIDE, CA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Grab your ear plugs and head for the Riverside Air Show on March 29, 2008, to see the awesome Air Force Reserve Jet Car get ready to run. Reservists who work at March Air Reserve Base will be waiting at the giant Jet Car display to answer questions while Bill Braack, Jet Car driver, and Scott Hammack, designer of the Jet Car, sign autographs.

The Air Force Reserve Jet Car accelerates from zero to 400 mph in about eight seconds, and slams to a stop just before it begins to get airborne. "We strive to keep the Jet Car on the runway, and we look forward to racing a biplane piloted by the legendary Sean D. Tucker during the show. I'm optimistic about the outcome of that race," said Bill Braack, who served in the Air Force Reserve for 20 years. "We like speed, but the Jet Car Team prefers to leave the flying to the members of the Air Force Reserve at March Air Reserve Base. These people do a great job."

March Air Reserve Base is the home of the amazing C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft, the KC-135 Stratotankers that refuel aircraft in mid-air, and the men and women of the 452nd Maintenance Squadron who keep the aircraft flying.

More than 65,000 men and women serve in the Air Force Reserve. These people volunteer to serve their country while they continue their civilian careers. Members of the Air Force Reserve serve in the communities in which they live. They are your coworkers and your neighbors. To join them, call 800-257-1212 or log onto AFReserve.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Marlene DeMarco
    702-435-6947