Friday, May 11, 2012


The GP-5 is an experimental race aircraft designed by renowned designer George Pereira. Known for his popular GP-4 wood and fiberglass composite home built aircraft, George turned his sights towards Reno's unlimited class in the early 90's. Following the design of the GP-4, George built the GP-5 by designing a wooden fuselage and then gluing and sanding foam to the desired sexy sleek shape. Powered my a NASCAR style v8, the GP-5 possesses over 500 horsepower. The GP-5 made its debut at the 2010 Reno air race but suffered a failure of its belly mounted cooling intake that forced them to bow out. I look forward to seeing the GP-5 on the flight line at future air races.

My goodness she is a fine creature.

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