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    Default Staggerwing Race at Reno

    Cool video from 1970. Kinda neat that they had to have a copilot due to poor visibility out of the Staggerwing.

    Bob Hoover looks so young! Amazing mayday by Greenameyer with a subsequent takeoff to rejoin the race.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfcwEkDf7Y8
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboycpa View Post
    Cool video from 1970. Kinda neat that they had to have a copilot due to poor visibility out of the Staggerwing.

    Bob Hoover looks so young! Amazing mayday by Greenameyer with a subsequent takeoff to rejoin the race.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfcwEkDf7Y8
    Nice post, Sam, thanks.

    Over the years, I've wanted to see an "IROC" type of race. The top one or two pilots from each class would race each other in identical planes. It would be an opportunity for an aircraft manufacturer to show off their product and for the races to gain a sponsor (i.e., "The National Championship Air Races presents the Beechcraft Air Race of Champions").

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyKidChris View Post
    Nice post, Sam, thanks.

    Over the years, I've wanted to see an "IROC" type of race. The top one or two pilots from each class would race each other in identical planes. It would be an opportunity for an aircraft manufacturer to show off their product and for the races to gain a sponsor (i.e., "The National Championship Air Races presents the Beechcraft Air Race of Champions").
    Absolutely, Chris! Swift Air Race of Champions has a nice ring to it, eh?

    I hope DEN is treating you well these days. Now that the JFK folks are bleeding into EWR, we keep moving backwards. You got out of EWR at the right time.

    all the best,
    Sam

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    Default Re: Staggerwing Race at Reno

    Quote Originally Posted by flyboycpa View Post
    Swift Air Race of Champions has a nice ring to it, eh?
    Yes - a Swift class would be sweet. Now, how to make it happen...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyKidChris View Post
    Yes - a Swift class would be sweet. Now, how to make it happen...?
    If only we knew somebody on the Swift Board...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyKidChris View Post
    If only we knew somebody on the Swift Board...
    I know, right?

    We are doing our National Fly-In this year at Dayton. I don't think our event insurance would allow a race, but boy would that be fun.

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