Imagine blasting past the pylons over Reno at 440 mph in your highly modified Rolls-Royce Griffon-powered P-51 Mustang race plane when suddenly — engine failure! You immediately pitch up, trading airspeed for altitude as you scan for the runway. There it is! Feather the prop, bank hard left and head for the ribbon of black cut amid the desert scrub brush. The Mustang drops in for a picture-perfect touchdown. As you roll out, you pop the canopy and give a thumbs up to let rescue crews know you're A-OK. Phew!