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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    I'm cheering for Miss A to win it! Mike got a pylon cut, wonder if it had to do with Mark's weird flying off the start... still ahead of Graeme
    Graeme had to take the bail out route on the first lap. He re-joined and still ran down a bunch of planes. I think he will easily beat Mike in the next heat.

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    The two jets that had the midair were lucky that there was only bent metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiacub View Post
    The two jets that had the midair were lucky that there was only bent metal.
    Seriously! I was wondering, since race 13 was overtaking race 37, isn't he responsible for maintaining line of sight through the pass? And since he clearly didn't ... does that mean that he will be DQ-ed?
    Chris

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    Both aircraft should have been required to land even if one didn't appear to have any damage. L39 that got hit almost pitched up into the other aircraft or so it appeared on the replay. Safe landing with only one aileron, damaged fin and left stabilizer-very good piloting!

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    I've heard the announcers say several times that #30 is the fastest Lancair in history. I just have to say that that is an incorrect statement. Even though #30 is certainly fast this year, it does not have the fastest speed ever officially recorded by a recognized authority.

    The fastest official recorded speed by a Lancair Legacy was recorded by Sport #44 in April of 2015. At that time #44 set a world record speed of 390.526 MPH.

    "C-1c – Speed over 3 kilometers – 390.526 MPH (628.49 KPH)
    Time To Climb to 3,000 meters above ground level – 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
    (C-1c weight class is takeoff weight of 1,000 to 1,750 kilos)"

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    Default Re: 2018 Reno Air Race Live Feed

    Jet race with midair.
    https://youtu.be/ScQcGnAPkeY

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    Default Re: 2018 Reno Air Race Live Feed

    Quote Originally Posted by georgiacub View Post
    I've heard the announcers say several times that #30 is the fastest Lancair in history. I just have to say that that is an incorrect statement. Even though #30 is certainly fast this year, it does not have the fastest speed ever officially recorded by a recognized authority.

    The fastest official recorded speed by a Lancair Legacy was recorded by Sport #44 in April of 2015. At that time #44 set a world record speed of 390.526 MPH.

    "C-1c – Speed over 3 kilometers – 390.526 MPH (628.49 KPH)
    Time To Climb to 3,000 meters above ground level – 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
    (C-1c weight class is takeoff weight of 1,000 to 1,750 kilos)"
    You are correct, I think they are trying to convey it’s the fastest qualifying Legacy at Reno
    *My Air Race Site*

    Reno from '99 to '18

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    Default Re: 2018 Reno Air Race Live Feed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Jet race with midair.
    https://youtu.be/ScQcGnAPkeY
    Thanks for the link. From where I was sitting in the stands, it was too far away to see the incident. When I saw the two planes pull up a few seconds apart, I suspected that they made contact. The radio calls confirmed it and I got a look at the damage on the right wing when the first plane landed safely.

    It is pretty impressive that they had sufficient camera coverage to catch this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrs3590 View Post
    Seriously! I was wondering, since race 13 was overtaking race 37, isn't he responsible for maintaining line of sight through the pass? And since he clearly didn't ... does that mean that he will be DQ-ed?
    DQ? More like he won't be back. Probably ever.

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    I agree with Race5 on this -- the jets are dangerous enough as things are that they really can't afford to tolerate "red mist" incidents such as this appeared to be. Most of those folks seem to be really professional in their approach to racing these things, and that pass attempt seemed to be really stupid. I think it highly unlikely that this guy will ever be back.

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