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a4gturn
09-14-2012, 02:50 PM
who put speakers in the pits????
Piss!!!!

RC Racer
09-14-2012, 05:00 PM
Great!!! More complaints. Keep complaining and we just might not have the air races ever again. What will you complain about then?

CMW
09-14-2012, 05:29 PM
Great!!! More complaints. Keep complaining and we just might not have the air races ever again. What will you complain about then?

I don't think complaining about loudspeakers is going to get the races cancelled.

But there is always too much commentary. For just one lap it would be nice to hear just engines and fans. :eek13:

The banter is just completely unnecessary - some minor comments - numbers, speeds, etc would be fine, but the continuous chatter is ridiculous.

MRE
09-14-2012, 06:43 PM
Think about the poor crew people, trying to work with that crap blaring away.

SkyvanDelta
09-14-2012, 07:17 PM
Great!!! More complaints. Keep complaining and we just might not have the air races ever again. What will you complain about then?

Then you complain that there are no races! Generally, you can never please all the people all the time. Somebody is always too hot, too cold. The hot ones have lots of layers of clothing on complaining it's too hot with the air conditioning on full blast. The cold ones are wearing shorts and tank tops complaining it's too cold with the heater on full blast.

People make comments. What's the difference between a comment, a suggestion or a complaint? They all seem very similar to me.

It could be interpreted as "Why don't they turn off the speakers in the pit area, or Why do they always have to keep talking, or Why don't they just Shut Up?"

If you think the men are bad, imagine a group of women as announcers? No bad feelings towards women, just commenting, maybe interpreted as a complaint??? :)

Defintitions from Dictionary.com

Comment: a remark, observation, or criticism.
Suggestion: something suggested, as a piece of advice.
Complaint: an expression of discontent, regret, pain, censure, resentment, or grief; lament; faultfinding.

SkyvanDelta
09-14-2012, 07:22 PM
Think about the poor crew people, trying to work with that crap blaring away.

It's like an audio assault. Imagine if they played rap music too? How much can you take?

Hans Oberev
09-14-2012, 07:31 PM
I agree with 4GTurn as do many fans. The constant nonsense blaring away on the loudspeakers is annoying. It's bad enough to be held hostage in general admission but the pits? RC Fan, RARA is not going to cancel the races cuz we're complaining about the loud speakers in the pits!

FuryFan
09-14-2012, 08:35 PM
Pretty much the same complaints every year about the anouncer's "witty banter". Apparently they are hired to do just that. :dunno:

Kevin

Sky Critter
09-14-2012, 09:14 PM
You can't hear it at the flightline... just say'n

RC Racer
09-15-2012, 12:04 AM
I agree their loud and would much rather listen to the sweet sound of the "Bad Boys" rounding the home pylon. I would also like to go to Reno Air Race site and not have to filter through a bunch of sniveling and whining to only finally get to a great pic. It's like rocking in a rocking chair. You can do it all day if you like; you just won't have gone anywhere or accomplished anything. I've got an idea for all of you daytime talk show lovers. Get out of your rocking chair, grab your sack and go tell a RARA official in charge of sound how you feel about the changes. That might accomplish something.

mem916
09-15-2012, 01:02 AM
The announcers irritate me too, but then when I get to the flightline where I can't hear them I miss hearing the lap times! Maybe we need separate commentary for the hard-core race fans in the pits. Short, sweet, and just the important stuff.

JCP
09-15-2012, 10:41 AM
Now THAT is an excellent suggestion. It really is annoying and distracting at times to the teams having them blaring their banter all day. If they sounded more professional and knowledgable that would be one thing.

A seperate sound board in the pits with just the facts and no banter would be a real positive improvement for the teams and fans in the Pit area.

Leo
09-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Would be nice but I doubt practical. Plus they have to please the "masses" I guess. I just figure it is what it is, try to find a source of amusement in it and tune out the rest. A skill I have built up in life over the years!

Suds
09-15-2012, 11:08 PM
Thanks for bringing this up -- this year seems worse than most. The editorializing I think was really out of control yesterday. What was more frustrating is they didn't seem to be watching the race 3/4 of the time. We had some great 2nd - 3rd - 4th and even "last" place racing that they didn't know what going on because they were blathering about something else distantly associated with racing -- while the heat was still going on. I don't necessarily mind almost-constant updates, but as long as it has something to do with the planes, pilots and the racing that is going on in front of them...

AAFO_WSagar
09-16-2012, 04:27 PM
Lighten up guys... Some folks like the speakers, and from memory, they have had them in year's past as well... With what RARA people have been through this last year, I find it hard to believe you guys would complain about ANYTHING... We're here, we're safe and we're racing... Thank you RARA for everything you did over the last year!

Race 29
09-16-2012, 06:22 PM
Well said Wayne!! Nothing to complain about!!

Race 29

JetsareforKids
09-16-2012, 08:28 PM
I wasn't there this year, but I understand the complaint about the loudspeakers. It happens at most aviation events I attend. They are speaking to the non-aviation folks in the crowd. How often have you heard "The P-51D was the first Mustang with the bubble canopy etc." I want to hear about the problems finding the best 3350 nose case gear ratios, or Merlin transport head issues. Unfortunately they often keep talking for the sake of talking, i.e. no dead air time. Though I must say the most painful was the guy who used to yodel every morning at Oshkosh to wake everyone up. If I'm on vacation with my aviation minded friends and enjoy spending most of the night talking around the campfire with an endless supply of beer and Scotch, I don't want some old guy wake me up at the crack of dawn because he went to sleep at 6:00.

Hans Oberev
09-17-2012, 10:13 AM
The commentary on Sunday was pretty darn good! I thought the balance between idol chatter and real informative, real time announcing was perfect. Good job guys! The balloon release honoring the victims of last years accident was very well done as well! Watching those white balloons gain altitude, fly far and eventually disappear seemed as if they were being piloted by the spirits themselves. Hearing the names read off as they were released at proper intervals allowing each balloon time for individual reflection was emotional for many...was not difficult to hear! The pilot introductions before the Gold Unlimited race was extremely well done too. Overall I personally think this National Championship deserves an A Plus!

Apteryx
09-17-2012, 12:12 PM
Would be nice but I doubt practical. Plus they have to please the "masses" I guess. I just figure it is what it is, try to find a source of amusement in it and tune out the rest. A skill I have built up in life over the years!

A lot of sports broadcasts have a play-by-play announcer, and a "color" commentator....all they'd have to do is limit what mic goes where...

Sky Critter
09-17-2012, 12:42 PM
I'll put up with it as long as we keep having air races. It's a small price to pay for this annual privilege.

Did anyone hear Mike Mangold in the jet pace plane on Sunday's gold? He would make a great announcer but I'm sure he's got better things to do.