Thread: Random Shot Of The The Day

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    One of the interesting things is the variety of tugs and carts at the Reno Air Races.



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  2. #522

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    The finishing touches.



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    And they are off.



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    Beyond the bone yard, you can hear voices from within the hanger - get us out of here!

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    A shot of the ladder inside Home Pylon. It's a tricky climb especially is you're carrying camera gear. All wrought iron so gloves are really helpful. Hatch at top flips open onto the deck. Room at the top for two to three folks. MUST remember to CLOSE THE HATCH after you get up on the deck...otherwise it's a LONG way down. All the way up the ladder folks who've climbed it take a Sharpie and sign the inside or leave a message. It's a bit of a time piece. Oh, yeah...almost forgot. Very often when we'd arrive at Home in the AM, there'd be a bra or panties hanging from the flag pole. It's a busy place 24/7! :-)

    Been up there in a crankin' wind...not for the faint of heart. Damn thing sways and creaks like crazy! Once, when hauling down the US flag it got caught on a metal plate at the top. Home Pylon Captain went up in 20knot wind to try to free it and was subsequently almost beat to death! Those on the ground were yelling instructions up to him but the whipping of the flag was so incredibly loud he couldn't hear a *$&% thing! He's never been back up there since!

    And the other picture....well, betcha didn't know I won the Reno National Championship Air Races while flying...kidding. This was when I was awarded the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award and the usual framed RARA framed license plate award wasn't completed so they handed me this very special piece.

    Close as I'll ever get to Reno fame!
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    "Very often when we'd arrive at Home in the AM, there'd be a bra or panties hanging from the flag pole."

    Now that is hilarious, trophies for you guys

    I thought it was bigger than that and never considered how you access the top.



    Indeed they are! The collection of "unmentionables" is quite extensive. And frankly, some items are...well...let's just say whoever they belong to does not have to worry about drowning any time soon!
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    Stu looks like he just won a bet - you buying the beer?



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    Section 3 state of mind, it's all about having a great time.

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    Reno - 2008



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    Reno...2005
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