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    Default 2020 Reno Air Races

    Ok, the 2020 are not happening, so let's create a virtual "Lets have some fun!" thread to at least keep the memory alive.

    For the real deal in 2021 - visit the Reno Air Race website to show support.

    https://airrace.org

    Last edited by Desertdawg; 08-26-2020 at 09:27 AM.

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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    Stead Air Field ramp report

    Later August and couple early bird jets have arrived.

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    Bear news - reports have it that the Bear will be back with the paddle to whoop some A.



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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    Bear news - reports have it that the Bear will be back with the paddle to whoop some A.



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    Photo brings back some really good memories!

    < Email finally back to normal! Turned out, it was a feature, not a glitch... well, technically a feature, caused a glitch LOL... I'd forgotten my actually user account password for the server, which also is the email address that I use, long story short, the external spam filter that I use didn't get the password change and repeated checks with wrong password got the system blacklisted by the server firewall...

    Actually pretty neat feature, if you saw all the failed attempts at logging into the server that happen every second of every day... the net truly is "Dodge City 2020!"/end>

    PS by edit: Where'd you hear the info???
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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    I don't think that Iskra has been anything but towed for years now.
    Not sure on the Bear, when it was being prepped to leave I was told it would be back, but a better source on that crew said it was going to end up in Lewis' museum of his toys.

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    RARA has just announced that a new class of racers will be added to the 2021 Races. A Piper Cub cross country race will be added. It will be a one lap cross country race around the unlimited course. The race will start Sept 13th with the racers crossing the finish line hopefully on the 15th to kick off the opening ceremonies.
    The new class is expected to attract Cubs from all over, with the most distant racer travelling all the way from Elko NV. In an interview with the pilot, he said, he's planning on leaving sometime in June to arrive at Stead early in the week for qualifying.
    Stayed tuned for additional info on this new and exciting class.

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    Too bad for the Viper boys. They are ready to rock. Seriously.
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    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    RARA has just announced that a new class of racers will be added to the 2021 Races. A Piper Cub cross country race will be added. It will be a one lap cross country race around the unlimited course. The race will start Sept 13th with the racers crossing the finish line hopefully on the 15th to kick off the opening ceremonies.
    The new class is expected to attract Cubs from all over, with the most distant racer travelling all the way from Elko NV. In an interview with the pilot, he said, he's planning on leaving sometime in June to arrive at Stead early in the week for qualifying.
    Stayed tuned for additional info on this new and exciting class.
    We have notified Timing and Scoring that this class will be timed using a highly sophisticated and ultra-sensitive 24" Sun Dial. The Sun Dial will be positioned immediately in front of the Box Seats and will also be monitored by a Sony Handycam.

    The Handycam CCTV feed will be streamed live via two cans and a string and can be viewed on any Sony Beta machine or for purchase after Race Week on Laser Disc. Pilots will be furnished with food and beverages as well as Adult Depends for use during the race. Volunteers are being sought to work as additional ground crew in cleaning the aircraft upon their return to the pits. No experience required.
    Last edited by Air Boss; 08-27-2020 at 02:58 PM.
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    Default Re: 2020 Reno Air Races

    Will a Mechanic be allowed to fly with them in case of engine overheat, tire pressures & to clean the windshield in flight.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Because the pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty of what pilots/teams are able to attend, the unlimited class will be experimenting this year with allowing turbo prop powered aircraft into its field. Entrants include Texan IIs, (Super) Tucanos, and PC-21s with limited support from suppliers Beechcraft, Embraer, and Pilatus.
    "young" Thomas

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