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  1. #11
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    Itís great to see you ďkidsĒ coming into the sport. You ďgetĒ the whole social media end of it and arenít afraid to jump in. Itís strange to think that Iím an old timer now. I still feel like the same stupid kid that watched the Red Barron go in. There havenít been many years Iíve missed. Just a couple when I was too young to go by myself and dad was working out of state. Itís now over 40 years of being at the races. I was never all that much of an aviation nut, just a race nut. I donít even like to fly. Iíve never knew anyone with a plane and the only knowledge I have is directly from speaking up and asking questions and not being a wall flower. I only wish I would have done that when I was much younger. It took me until I was in my 40s to get the point of actually being recognized by the cool kids. Last year I had one of coolest moments of my air race life when Tiger came up to me and shook my hand, sat on my tailgate had a drink with me. Sure wish I had spoke up sooner in my life.

    So you ďkidsĒ keep digging. Keep asking. Keep sticking your nose in there. You are the future.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Great remarks "Fence Sence" I go back to the Cleveland Air Races & never became a pilot. Stop by the pits T6 pace plane in Sept. & say Hi. Lockheed Bob
    Lockheed Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    Great remarks "Fence Sence" I go back to the Cleveland Air Races & never became a pilot. Stop by the pits T6 pace plane in Sept. & say Hi. Lockheed Bob
    Thank you sir. Funny, weíve probably seen each other hundreds of times and never formally met. Iíll be sure to track you down this year.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Time to break out the AAFO Badges and have a tailgater this Sept. Who's in?
    "Lighten Up Francis....."

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    I'm in. Where & when?
    Lockheed Bob

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    I'd be up for meeting other people on here.

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomtown View Post
    Time to break out the AAFO Badges and have a tailgater this Sept. Who's in?
    Well, thereís no way Iím not in. We could do it out at our spot but, it would be ďfunnerĒ in the pits.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Running some numbers on a Yak-stang "what if?" plastic model, got me thinking. Assuming I was given the right parameters, (hp, weight, wing area, etc.) I think I can make a spreadsheet that will *roughly* simulate a lap at Reno. I'm not talking exhaust and wing tip mods, just high level stuff like wingspan, number of engines, etc.

    In terms of the work needed to enter, I think I would only need a 3 view drawing or pictures in the case of it being a model.
    This would be something that could pass the time after Reno but before the broadcast of the TV show.

    So, assuming I got the spreadsheet to work, would people be interested in Reno racer design contest?
    "young" Thomas

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    I've been meaning to comment on this post for a few weeks, but it keeps slipping my mind every time I'm on the page. I figure I'm a relatively new fan to the sport, at least in comparison to most people. I usually don't have very much to say, mostly because I joined the forum so I could interact with those who I've learned so much from and continue to learn from. I only work around 60 or 70 days a year, and I have to admit that I've spent more time on this page rereading the same threads I've read time and time again than I could keep track of. When I first found this page, I spent a whole day going back a few dozen pages into the forum just reading up and learning everything I could.

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    Sometimes, probably, most of the time, a lot of the guests are search engine bots combing the site for new posts. I can, sort of, see where all the connections at any given time are from, a while back, we were a bit overwhelmed by the amount of bot visits at any one time from differing "bots" that I had to create a "robots.txt" file, which, bots are supposed to abide by, telling them how many connections at any given time that they can have to the site/server...

    So, it's a bit hard to tell, exactly, "who" is here at a given moment.

    The site name was chosen for a lot of reasons, one of which was that we were threatened with legal action if we used "flightline" in our title... Legal workaround, ALL AVIATION FLIGHTLINE ONLINE beat the TM that someone had on "flightline"..

    It also caused us to try to create "accidental" Air Racing fans by getting someone to looksee what we were about with a "pick" which started out as what to hell happened to the Spruce Goose story we did on opening of the site... It worked! We grabbed new fans for the sport from all over the world as "accidental fans" who came here looking at something else, and found air racing..

    Nice plan! When you're 47, fit, healthy, stupid with a bit of disposable income (from working my ass off in warehousing) I tried to cover EVERYTHING aviation, and again, it worked! Our visit base went from 50 a week to over 2000 daily for over two decades! Problem now is, I'm 67, not in all that good of health and I simply can't cover it all...

    Working on getting some new "talent" involved as "CONTRIBUTORS" which does not mean "employee" or anything "official"... Go to an air show, take pictures, write a report, AAFO.COM gets you credentials so that you can have the access needed to get said story. AAFO and anyone who comes here from anywhere in the world gets to share your story, you get the holy grail.... access!
    Wayne Sagar
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