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Thread: Air Races in Ely, Nevada?

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    Default Air Races in Ely, Nevada?

    Anyone else see this?

    Biplane and Formula-I races in Ely, NV..... (sorry Unlimited, Jet, Sport, and T-6)

    http://www.elynews.com/2017/10/06/ai...mittee-needed/

    Sam Swift
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    Biplane Race #3

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    Only just this AM...by Air Boss One partner forwarded the article to me. Be interested to hear from both classes involved.
    Owen Ashurst
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    Default Re: Air Races in Ely, Nevada?

    Now that is cool. Another reason to drive there. That's a nice area, I go there every May for the Silver State Classic.

    https://www.sscc.us/default.aspx


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    Sounds Great............only trouble is, Ely is a little bit off the bitten path, so to speak. Driving near Fallon once, I noticed a huge dry lake bed ( I think near sand mt) thought to myself what a great place for an air race, could land any direction in the event of an emergency, no residential or commercial develop for miles, still close enough to Reno that people could drive there from lodging or could stay in Fallon. Was just a thought that went through my mind.

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    Default Re: Air Races in Ely, Nevada?

    Sounds like it could be a fun event!

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    Default Re: Air Races in Ely, Nevada?

    Ely is a small town and they welcome special events.

    For the Silver State Classic the local cat house hosts a party/bbq on Thursday night.

    Hookers Choice Awards- Hosted by the Stardust Ranch


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    Default Re: Air Races in Ely, Nevada?

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    Ely is a small town and they welcome special events.

    For the Silver State Classic the local cat house hosts a party/bbq on Thursday night.

    Hookers Choice Awards- Hosted by the Stardust Ranch

    Now, that's the kind of support I'm talking about. Those ladies lay it out there, and I'm sure it's first come, first served. Other sponsors just, blow off any kind of racing, it sounds like to me they would like to suck any kind of event into the area.

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    Default Re: Air Races in Ely, Nevada?

    I hope the Stardust Ranch has a Day Care Center otherwise the races will probably not allow minors to attend
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: Air Races in Ely, Nevada?

    I always thought one air race a year was not enough.I know there are stiff safety rules,but why has RARA not tried to expand it's venues?seems there is plenty of desert area in Az and Ca to race?maybe las vegas?

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    Default Re: Air Races in Ely, Nevada?

    but why has RARA not tried to expand it's venues?
    Maybe becasue they are already struggling with just ONE?

    GP

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