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Thread: RARA throws some HOT fly-by's onto the list...

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    Default RARA throws some HOT fly-by's onto the list...

    I just checked the performers section of their site, U-2, B-1, and B-2 fly-by's listed depending on availability

    Seeing all of the Oshkosh vids of the BONE and never seen one fly before.... Hopefully it'll happen.

    Props RARA

    *Should also note check the update statics...
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    sounds good

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    Ahh, the old days, when the SR-71 would make a pass or two "on final approach to Beale" as the announcers would say..

    Several years ago (I think in the 90's) there was a B-1 "demo" several passes. They were making a big deal of the fact that it was flown by the first female Bone pilot. On the last pass she pulled up steep and rolled it past 90 (or so it seemed) as she climbed out, kinda peeking into the little clouds that were there. On the video we took you can hear the whole crowd chanting "ROLL IT, ROLL IT".

    It will be very cool for them to bring some of these surprise visits back!

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    Right on. I love that hot fly-by action. I'll take a couple of those passes over any aerobatic performance any day.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Now if they could add a warbird act or two (he Sanders smokewinder, a P-38, etc.) all would be right with the world.

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    I remember seeing a white bellied B-1 (A?) over the Sierra in the early '80s. First and last time I've seen one fly. I've never seen the B-2. Very exciting to have these sorts of flybys return.

    Maybe we can get a car drop too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    I've never seen the B-2. Very exciting to have these sorts of flybys return.

    Maybe we can get a car drop too.
    The B-2 is impressive. Saw it years ago when it made a low pass at the start of the Rose Parade in Pasadena. That thing is BIG...

    I'm hoping RARA can convince the CAF to bring Fifi back out, and have her run the unlimited course.
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    Texas Flying Legends, some good military stuff. lots of races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MustangFan View Post
    The B-2 is impressive. Saw it years ago when it made a low pass at the start of the Rose Parade in Pasadena. That thing is BIG...

    I'm hoping RARA can convince the CAF to bring Fifi back out, and have her run the unlimited course.
    Who do you think is going to pick up the tab for FiFi to come to Reno?,not RARA.They learned years ago how expensive fueling,hotels,and rental cars was to bring her out.Not as much as Blue Angels or Thunderbirds,but very expensive.

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    The Bone and the U2 seem to have been quietly dropped from both the planning calendar and the performers page. The B-2 is still listed on performers.

    Any news here? Are they needed on the other side of the pacific these days?

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