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7-30-08 356 mph gusting winds over 20 mph

Records Are Made to be Broken 07-31-2008
Jon Sharp flying the Nemesis®NXT® broke the 19 year old 3 Km C1-b record with a speed of 356 mph (573 km) today in front of a large crowd at AirVenture, Oshkosh, WI. The weather was less than perfect with winds gusting to 20 plus knots, yet the Lycoming Thunderbolt powered Nemesis®NXT®prevailed. “It was incredibly bumpy! I’m surprised by the speed. I thought for sure that we may have just barely made the record.” states Sharp, “I love that Thunderbolt engine!” The speed is calculated by averaging the four passes through the 3 Km timing gates. This is done by a NAA (National Aeronautical Assoc.) approved GPS unit that is placed in the plane. The 1989 record speed was 341 mph set by Richard Greer in a Questar Venture. The next record attempt is scheduled for Saturday, August 2nd during the AirVenture Showcase.
Speed Blast Schedule 07-30-2008
Today, Wednesday July 28, Jon Sharp flying the Nemesis NXT will attempt the 3Km C1-b Speed Blast record during the AirVenture Showcase. The exact time will be announced later this morning during the pilot briefing, although it will be between 2:30 to 3:30 pm. The current record for the C-1 b class (take off weight of 1,102 - 2205 pounds) is 331 set in 1989 in a Questair Venture flown by Richard Gitter. According to Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) rules, a record attempt must show a minimum 1 percent increase to be valid, so Sharp is aiming for at least 334.31 mph at AirVenture. Then on August 2nd, Sharp will be given a second chance to break the record (again, we hope) or....yep, you got it, another new announcement may be brewing!
Eaglesoft and Nemesis Air Racing partner 07-29-2008

Nemesis Air Racing is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with Eaglesoft Development Group to develop an add-on enhancement to the Microsoft simulator platform of the Nemesis® NXT®. This will be the very first time a kit air racer aircraft of this caliber has been placed into a flight simulator! Owen Hewitt of Eaglesoft is the spearhead of the project. He is currently a Microsoft® MVP for Flight Simulator and has been creating add-on aircraft for Microsoft® platform since 2001. His expertise is in 3-D model creation, texturing and animation, and sound package development. Some of his most notable creations include the FSD T-38, the Eaglesoft Piper Twin Comanche and soon the Nemesis®NXT®. Eaglesoft is a talented team of dedicated designers, programmers, and artists grouped together to provide premium quality Microsoft® Flight Simulator add-on aircraft at affordable prices. Starting in 2002 under the direction of Ronald Hamilton, president and CEO of Eaglesoft, the team has and continues to create some of the most exciting add-ons in the 3rd party market for Flight Simulator. Stay tuned for the release of the Nemesis®NXT® simulator. For updates please visit either or Nemesis® and NXT® are registered trademarks of Nemesis Air Racing and are used with permission only. Design Copyright © 2008 Nemesis Air Racing. All Rights Reserved.


Daily at AirVenture 2008 - Oshkosh, WI

July 28th - August 2nd at EAA’s SkyScape Theater


Air racing is the world's fastest and most dangerous motor sport. Chasing the Dream is a new documentary film that follows husband-and-wife air racing team, Jon and Patricia Sharp, as they struggle to create the ultimate race plane: the Nemesis NXT. The story spans five years of dramatic highs and lows as Team Nemesis builds the NXT by hand and braves fierce competition at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Also featured in the film are the race teams of Darryl Greenamyer, John Parker, and Kevin Eldredge, along with other notable aviation personalities.

The filmmakers will be on hand to share this work-in-progress in free sneak preview screenings at AirVenture 2008. See the Nemesis NXT at the Team Nemesis tent in AeroShell Square, and meet the filmmakers and Team Nemesis. Screenings supported by Lycoming, Redline Synthetic Oil, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

Learn more about Chasing the Dream and watch the trailer:

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A Christopher Webb Films Production Documentary & Commercial Media Production

Welcome! 07-11-2008

Welcome to our new "mini" website dedicated only to the NemesisNXT Speed Blast at AirVenture 2008.

This is where all the current press releases on the event will be, as well as the results of the speed record attempts.

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