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    OT-2 Lurking AT Stead

    While out at Stead on Saturday I noticed the following going on. 1. Nothing happening at the "Bear" cave. 2. Work being done on a couple of F1 planes in the hanger. 3. Various "Thunder" Mustangs being worked on in the hanger. John Parker has been up several times. 4. Eddie Van Fossen's T-6 "Miss TNT" (new owner) sans the original race engine is tied down on the ramp with the canopy cover on. It is in front of the T-6 hanger. 5. GA stands still going up. All else is quiet.
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    Default Re: Lurking AT Stead

    Thanks for the "Live Update", Bob. I'll be there 09Sep 1600. Maybe I'll swing by the T6 pits to say "Hello" before things get crazy for me.

    Safe travels one and all...Race On!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    While out at Stead on Saturday I noticed the following going on. 1. Nothing happening at the "Bear" cave. 2. Work being done on a couple of F1 planes in the hanger. 3. Various "Thunder" Mustangs being worked on in the hanger. John Parker has been up several times. 4. Eddie Van Fossen's T-6 "Miss TNT" (new owner) sans the original race engine is tied down on the ramp with the canopy cover on. It is in front of the T-6 hanger. 5. GA stands still going up. All else is quiet.
    Interesting that Woelbing already has his T-6 there thanks for the updates!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Interesting that Woelbing already has his T-6 there thanks for the updates!
    Thanks for posting the schedule on your site. Forgot to look before I left for Reno on Friday. Is there a tribute to Bob Hoover on Saturday at 11:00 am?
    http://reports.airrace.org/2017/2017...e.Planning.pdf

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    I was out to Stead on Sunday & it is still smoky & hot but expected to change this week. Lots of fires still in the area(not close) with several firefighting jets & single turbo planes taking off & coming back to get more to drop. A fire near Topaz Lake had HWY 395 closed both ways but open now. Some F1s practicing, Thunder Mustang running up & they did move the Rare Bare Semi-Trailer in front of the Bear Cave but no activity. Another T6 (no race #) parked next to "Miss TNT" but no activity. Stands are all up along with some Vendor tents & of course rows of Sani-Huts. Amazing how it all comes together. It is like when Barnum & Bailey Circus came to town. Parts of Lemmon Valley is still a lake with lots of unhappy people. Reno Local TV are running ads with some air race promo videos. Everything is going to be OK.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: Lurking AT Stead

    One of my wife's swim students gauges how close the races are by when the Sani-Huts arrive. He was pretty excited yesterday she said!

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    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    Today.
    Soooo about Blue 2..?
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    I asked John where his motor was. He said, "missing." So I asked if they were going to get one on there. He said they will try and make something happen. He wasn't very talkative.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    I asked John where his motor was. He said, "missing." So I asked if they were going to get one on there. He said they will try and make something happen. He wasn't very talkative.
    That's strange I thought they had everything very well laid out this year. Everything seemed better than normal at PRS.
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