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AAFO_WSagar
02-21-2006, 09:25 AM
Well the world of Jet Racing might be in for a turnaround. Last month we talked about RARA dropping the class for 2006, a prediction that turned out to be true per conversation with Mike Hougton and press release on airrace.org website.

We're now getting word that the jets may be back in the schedule for this year...

Reading the PR at airrace.org and pondering the content of our conversation with RARA's CEO last month, the part containing "no L-39 jet racing" stands out.

If our sources prove to know their stuff, expect an announcement from RARA soon...

Stay Tuned...

Wayne

matt
02-21-2006, 10:53 AM
hmm, if i'm getting from this your actual meaning i wonder what other jets they have signed up...

i also wonder if they'll allow mods.

MRussell
02-21-2006, 01:56 PM
A corporate-sponsored race of the VLJ prototypes comes to mind... real marketing value!

jarrodeu
02-21-2006, 02:14 PM
I would like to see MIG's! The best jet race I have ever seen was the demo. The (Tomcat?) flying around the pylons was also really cool.

Jarrod

matt
02-21-2006, 04:23 PM
having no relevance to the topic at hand i saw a mig-15 take off today when i went by stead, that was sweeeeet

Blue Foam
02-21-2006, 07:46 PM
A corporate-sponsored race of the VLJ prototypes comes to mind... real marketing value!
This would be fantastic! Finally a real world, head-to-head test of all those amazing VLJ claims.

Raburn will never go for it. According to B&CA, the Eclipse has about 50% more drag than predicted.

MRussell
02-22-2006, 06:07 AM
Ouch.

Wild Bill Kelso
02-22-2006, 06:48 PM
Biz Jet class so you could give rides ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) The FAA would love you.

speeddemon
02-23-2006, 07:54 AM
Biz Jet class so you could give rides ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) The FAA would love you.


Didn't Hoot Gibson run a BizJet around the pylons the year before last?

Hey King....what's the G-limits on the Citation?

MRussell
02-23-2006, 10:53 AM
Didn't Hoot Gibson run a BizJet around the pylons the year before last?

Hey King....what's the G-limits on the Citation?
Here is Hoot doing just that from the fence on Saturday:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/badbadm/Reno2005/th_DSC_0691_b.jpg (http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/badbadm/Reno2005/DSC_0691_b.jpg)

Just before this race:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/badbadm/Reno2005/th_DSC_1266.jpg (http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/badbadm/Reno2005/DSC_1266.jpg)

It's what gave me the idea for a corporate VLJ-series race.

King
02-23-2006, 11:10 AM
Didn't Hoot Gibson run a BizJet around the pylons the year before last?

Hey King....what's the G-limits on the Citation?

Citation 501 Load Factors -

-1.52 to +3.8G at 11,850 pounds - Flaps up

0.0 to +2.0G at 11,850 pounds Flaps T.O. & Appr. to Land Position.

speeddemon
02-23-2006, 11:14 AM
Citation 501 Load Factors -

-1.52 to +3.8G at 11,850 pounds - Flaps up

0.0 to +2.0G at 11,850 pounds Flaps T.O. & Appr. to Land Position.

I'm thinkin' I can manage to keep it within those limits around the course and still turn in a respectable speed. Lookin' for a co-pilot?

Victor Archer
02-23-2006, 11:53 AM
I still think they should race 737's

But, if they could do some kind of match racing with Mig's and F-86's, F-100's ect........ :D

King
02-23-2006, 01:30 PM
I'm thinkin' I can manage to keep it within those limits around the course and still turn in a respectable speed. Lookin' for a co-pilot?

Actually, I had a Type Board Meeting with the FAA yesterday concerning our latest modification project.

We should have the prototype flying in about 90 days..............this will be the plane to race with.............I'll keep ya posted!

Edited - down to 90 days, if it took me 120 days I probably wouldn't be employed much longer! :D

Wild Bill Kelso
02-24-2006, 04:51 PM
It could go something like this!
http://www.alexisparkinn.com/photogallery/Videos/2006-2-21_Digital_Airline_Racers.wmv

SCEPTER
02-24-2006, 05:09 PM
They should have air racing in Germany

german fence line 92 jet race (http://www.alexisparkinn.com/photogallery/Videos/2006-Corse__92.wmv)

jarrodeu
02-24-2006, 07:25 PM
They should have air racing in Germany

german fence line 92 jet race (http://www.alexisparkinn.com/photogallery/Videos/2006-Corse__92.wmv)
HOLY........cow!
That was amazing!

Jarrod

Eric
02-24-2006, 08:19 PM
Military.com has quite a few cool vids. They got one of I THINK French Mirage's flying so low they almost took out a truck driving on the road.

Check-ur-6
02-24-2006, 08:23 PM
:shocked:

AAFO_WSagar
02-24-2006, 10:41 PM
LOL... spect there's a couple Southwest crew who would sign on for this event!

:D

SCEPTER
02-27-2006, 10:33 AM
they have some new info on the RARA site http://www.airrace.org/indexJS.php