International Friction Pavement Association to Fly in the Jet Class Category at the 47th National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV

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The research jet owned by the International Friction Pavement Association (IFPA) will compete in the Jet Class at the 47th National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada on September 15-19, 2010.

"When we finally get to light that candle at the races in September, trust me, sparks will fly!”

The research jet owned by the International Friction Pavement Association (IFPA) will compete in the Jet Class at the 47th National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada on September 15-19, 2010.

The Reno Air Racing Association has lifted its invitation-only participation rules for the Jet Class, bringing new excitement to the category. Neubert Aero Corp (NAC), a leading global provider of quality airport safety products and friction pavement systems, has been announced as the IFPA jet’s top sponsor. NAC’s owner, Tim Neubert, and last year’s Formula-1 champion, Thom Richard, have teamed with IFPA to go for Gold again, but this time in the prestigious JET Class.

“After our immensely successful run in the International Formula 1 Air Racing class, we decided to retire at the top and proceed with bigger and faster things,” said Richard. "When we finally get to light that candle at the races in September, trust me, sparks will fly!”

Jet Class racing is the fastest motor sport on earth, with speeds exceeding 500 mph. The Polish built TS-11 ’72 Iskra (Polish for 'spark') was selected because of its stability and dependability using a single jet configuration similar to the modern, light, executive jets.

The 47th Annual National Championship Air Races, held at the Reno Stead Airport in the high Nevada desert, will see more exciting flying and hardware than previous years. IFPA is actively seeking additional sponsorships. For more details contact info@intlfpa.org or visit http://www.intlfpa.org for more information.

About The International Friction Pavement Association (IFPA)
IFPA, a not-for-profit organization, was formed in 2006 to provide both technical and industry expertise on issues related to pavement friction safety of international airfield and runway surfaces. IFPA’s mission is to gather pavement consultants, engineers, institutions, universities and airport operations staff to collaborate on improving research in the science of pavement friction testing for the betterment of transportation safety.

About Neubert Aero Corp (NAC)
Neubert Aero Corp. (NAC) is a leading global provider of quality airport safety products, GIS airfield data collection technology, friction pavement systems and services in support of airport operations. Its products can be found in every type of airport, in nearly every region of the world. NAC holds several US patents for life-saving runway safety products and is a MBE-Certified and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business located in Clearwater, Florida since 1998.

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