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Thread: Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

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    Default Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

    How about you??

    Headed down in the motorhome on Thursday the fifth.. overnighting at the casino parking lot just north of K Falls, then unless I goofed, we spend first night at RENO in the RV lot at Sparks Marina and RV Park. No Way BeerNazi or our kitties could manage dry camping for the length of time we'd be there... so I'll commute from there..

    Where ya stayin?

    What day you coming down?

    Whoo Hoo….. hard to get my sixty nine year old ass excited about much these days but... RENO!!!!!!!!!


    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

    Most definitely!

    The motorhome is in central Oregon getting its annual maintenance. We'll hop in the WRX on Tuesday of race week and start heading south. We'll pick up the motorhome after hours and tow the car into Reno on Wednesday morning. We're staying in the Optimist RV lot this year.

    We've got two spots, one for the motorhome and one for the camper. Our son and daughter-in-law will be driving in with the camper overnight on Thursday, since that's the time off that my son could get. We've got about a dozen other people (that we've introduced to air racing) that will be joining us as well. One family will be staying in their motorhome next to us, and a few others will be staying locally and driving in each day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    How about you??

    Headed down in the motorhome on Thursday the fifth.. overnighting at the casino parking lot just north of K Falls, then unless I goofed, we spend first night at RENO in the RV lot at Sparks Marina and RV Park. No Way BeerNazi or our kitties could manage dry camping for the length of time we'd be there... so I'll commute from there..

    Where ya stayin?

    What day you coming down?

    Whoo Hoo….. hard to get my sixty nine year old ass excited about much these days but... RENO!!!!!!!!!


    Nothing like staying out at Stead in the evenings, but if you can't stay there, you picked a nice RV park.

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    Default Re: Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

    Been pumped for WEEKS!!! Best time of the year. A week until arrivals and zoning out everything but RENO!

    Stol Drags, NAHI, Thunderbirds, an AMAZING Sport class, just some of the things I'm looking forward to this year
    *My Air Race Site*

    Reno from '99 to '19

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    Default Re: Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

    Heading out on the road from San Diego next Friday @ 0500 with my buddy (Deputy Chief Judge) like we've done for years. Gonna blast straight thru to RNO, pick up my rental car, check in to Nugget then head out to KRTS.

    Usually we stop for the night in Bridgeport, go fishing in Twin Lakes for a bit (STILL haven't caught anything!), then head to Reno but the schedule doesn't cooperate this time.

    Finishing touches on race/show schedule still in work and that will be the case throughout the week. Like we say in the airshow biz, the schedule is final on Monday!

    Once again, we gather in the high desert of Nevada to breathe the sweet aroma of sage and Avgas, enjoy the brisk mornings with the Dawn Patrol, see old friends again and make a few new ones....

    It Only Happens Once a Year...And It Only Happens Here!

    Safe travels one and all! It's SHOWTIME!
    Last edited by Air Boss; 08-30-2019 at 09:09 AM.
    Owen Ashurst
    Performer Air Boss - Reno Air Races
    Owner - AIR BOSS ONE
    San Diego CA
    http://airbossone.com

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    Default Re: Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Air Boss View Post
    Heading out on the road from San Diego next Friday @ 0500 with my buddy (Deputy Chief Judge) like we've done for years. Gonna blast straight thru to RNO, pick up my rental car, check in to Nugget then head out to KRTS.

    Usually we stop for the night in Bridgeport, go fishing in Twin Lakes for a bit (STILL haven't caught anything!), then head to Reno but the schedule doesn't cooperate this time.

    Finishing touches on race/show schedule still in work and that will be the case throughout the week. Like we say in the airshow biz, the schedule is final on Monday!

    Once again, we gather in the high desert of Nevada to breathe the sweet aroma of sage and Avgas, enjoy the brisk mornings with the Dawn Patrol, see old friends again and make a few new ones....

    It Only Happens Once a Year...And It Only Happens Here!

    Safe travels one and all! It's SHOWTIME!
    Owen, curious the reason for the Jet Class heats being set up the way they are. First with 14 entries, does the bronze have to do something with purse distribution? And then no Gold heat on Friday..?
    *My Air Race Site*

    Reno from '99 to '19

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    Default Re: Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

    Just got the last of my passes last night thanks to my son so all is ready. Time off scheduled.
    While I miss staying on site which I did for YEARS, it IS nice to sit in the backyard, in the pool, drink in hand in the evenings. I miss what's going on down low but everything else has to fly over or near.

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    Default Re: Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Owen, curious the reason for the Jet Class heats being set up the way they are. First with 14 entries, does the bronze have to do something with purse distribution? And then no Gold heat on Friday..?
    Can't speak to the purse issue as I'm not close to that in any regard.

    Jet's and T-6 both get 11 events, vice the 12 for the rest. So on Friday, both T-6 and Jet Alpha stand down. It's a time thing as well.
    Owen Ashurst
    Performer Air Boss - Reno Air Races
    Owner - AIR BOSS ONE
    San Diego CA
    http://airbossone.com

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    Default Re: Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

    Due to work, we're headed out Thursday, 9/12 and leaving 9/16. Staying at the GSR; can't wait!!!
    "CHARLIE DON'T SURF!!!"

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    Default Re: Reno Air Races 2019: I'm Getting Pumped!!

    Oh yeah! It is going to be a great year!

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