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Thread: Today is a special day in my bookof air-racing heroes.

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    Default Today is a special day in my bookof air-racing heroes.

    Today is the anniversary of the passing of my hero Lyle Shelton. So happy to have met him!

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    Air racing misses Lyle for sure. Lucky enough to get his autograph and shake his hand. He always had time, what a class act.

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    My Dad loved the fans, every one of them. He would stay signing autographs long after every one else. I miss him very much.
    John
    John Slack

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    They don’t built ‘em like that guy anymore.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Class act for sure. It is so sad that the "Bear" isn't still flying as a tribute to him.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Dave always described him as "A Monster of a Competitor"

    Back when Men were Men and **** was Real...………….

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    Default Re: Today is a special day in my bookof air-racing heroes.

    I might be older and have seen all the really good bands of the 60's and 70's, but I will forever be convinced that I was born a generation too late.

    I miss those days...those days that I missed.
    Owen Ashurst
    Performer Air Boss - Reno Air Races
    Owner - AIR BOSS ONE
    San Diego CA
    http://airbossone.com

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    I'm also older Owen and seen Little Richard, my Rams win the big one and every Reno since '69. Born at the right time and missed little if anything. It was all great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneauxman View Post
    I'm also older Owen and seen Little Richard, my Rams win the big one and every Reno since '69. Born at the right time and missed little if anything. It was all great.
    Sneauxman must not be as old as I am, cuz I i danced to the old old bands in the 40's! Still have some of the old vinyl.

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    Default Re: Today is a special day in my bookof air-racing heroes.

    I don't go as far back as WW2, but the last Doolittle Raider passed the other day. It sure put things in perspective.

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