Thread: Random Shot Of The The Day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    I'll raise you 3 beer ladies and 2 Bombshell babes

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    I'll take that bet!
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    Tuggy and La Patrona 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Judge View Post
    I'll take that bet!
    The first one brings to mind the old TWA slogan "come fly the friendly skies with us"


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    Another La Patrona shot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    The first one brings to mind the old TWA slogan "come fly the friendly skies with us"

    Think it was National Airlines who ran with the slogan in the 70's: "Hi. I'm Cheryl. Fly Me!"

    You've come a long way, Baby!
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    Air race week, the actual racing days are exciting, a schedule packed full of events and racing action.

    For me however, the early in the week activity such as; arrivals, pit set-up, practice and qualifying are special.

    Watching the teams go about the business of preparing their racers is priceless.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    Air race week, the actual racing days are exciting, a schedule packed full of events and racing action.

    For me however, the early in the week activity such as; arrivals, pit set-up, practice and qualifying are special.

    Watching the teams go about the business of preparing their racers is priceless.



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    Forgive the sentimentality here but you sorta struck a nerve, Dawg.

    Couldn't agree more. I usually arrive on Friday prior. Of course starting Sunday my days are crazy busy but still believe there's a great story being told on those early days and the early hours of each day of the entire week. Dawn patrol, run-ups at surise, testing, and activity in the pits and hangars really adds to the build up. I wouldn't trade my gig at Reno for anything but having said that, must admit from time to time I do miss the being able to just absorb the experience.

    At the other end, is what I call "Melancholy Monday." Sitting in the empty stands after sunrise watching everyone tear down, forklifts runing around, sound of metal poles clanking against the tarmac and both aircraft and motorhome alike heading home...not to be seen by most of us for another 51 weeks. One year I sat there and watched them lower Home Pylon, my "home away from home" for years. That really conveyed the finality of the week.

    One thing about my role now is it does keep me directly involved throughout the year with meetings, planning, and all the rest and that's a good thing. 2019 is looking good on both the racing and airshow side of the house.

    So, 120 day to PRS and 215 to Race Week. Thanks for keeping this thread alive. One of the best ideas on the site!
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    F1 hanger has it's own charactor.

    I can see the checklist for the trip to Reno

    1 - tools
    2 - shop towels
    3 - oil
    4 - 2 x sofa cushions



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    Lets stick your name tag right here.

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    Angels with Dirty Faces...
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