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    Hey all! My name is Tom. I frequent a few boating sights, but have been an aviation fan since I was a kid. When I was a kid, just about from the time I can remember, my Dad used to take me flying. It was always the same approach on Sunday morning. My dad would come up to my room before sunrise and tell me he had to take care of some things at the airport and he'd ask if I wanted to go. Naturally, my first question as I lay in the warm confines of my covers was, "Are we going flying?". No way was I cracking the sheets for less than an airplane ride. My Dad, who knew well my fondness for sleeping in, would just say "I don't know, but you'll never find out if you stay in bed". It happened this way every time and every time we would fly, but not before a big breakfast at Suzy's Skyway Cafe at Earnest A. Love Field in Prescott, AZ. Suzy's was my favorite restaurant, not for it's, award winning, fine dinning, but because they had all manner of aviation pictures and memorabilia on the walls and amazing scale models of old warbirds hanging from the ceiling. For a kid who's pastime was geeking out over Flying Magazine and my dads old Hot Rod magazines from the 50s and 60s this was the coolest thing to happen to a diner since the fist time Fonzy found the juke box at Arnold's.
    This was my early introduction to aviation and I've been hooked ever since. When my dad called me and said he had something to do at the airport in Reno and asked if I wanted to go I didn't even ask if we were going flying. I just gave him an emphatic "Yes!"
    The Reno Air Races are the granddaddy of air racing and my pops and I have dreamt and schemed of making a pilgrimage to Nevada for as long as I can remember. We finally go our chance to check this off the bucket list last weekend and Reno didn't disappoint. Even without the usual military presence and the depleted Unlimited field we had a great time and hope to make an annual trip of it.
    I do some photography for a boating forum and some commercial interests, so of course I took the chance to shoot some of the sights at the races and I thought I'd share those with you folks. The trip was last minute so I wasn't able to secure press credentials and as such I was limited as to access for some shots but I did my best. Maybe next year I'll have some better access.





    Last edited by TommyGunImages; 09-19-2013 at 12:37 PM.

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    Welcome to to the forum. Great pics, I really like that first one of 232. The reflection of the sky in the polished area is pretty cool.

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD2LTR View Post
    Welcome to to the forum. Great pics, I really like that first one of 232. The reflection of the sky in the polished area is pretty cool.

    Will
    Thanks Will! I'll post up some more from the weekend

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