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Thread: Camping At The Reno Air Races: After Hours - Post Your Experience

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    Great take on things, everyone. I'm going to get sentimental here so bear with me...

    Spoiled by camping next to TWY A every day from day one.

    Waking up in the middle of the night headed for the head, stars out in full force, aroma of sage, lights from pits glow above the T hangars...quiet calm. Knowing full well all hell is gonna break lose in a matter of a few hours.

    Waking up for good to an incredible sunrise, the aroma of sage now mixing with the sweet smell of AvGas and Jet A. Half awake, waving to the Dawn Patrol as it taxi's in front of me.

    Starting many years ago I began playing "Time Stand Still" from the band "Rush" while driving from the PJ campground to Home Pylon. The timing of the song matched the drive time perfectly...and the lyrics are so poignant and meaningful.

    To this day when I hear that song, I stop and reflect...on Reno, the event, but more than anything..it's the people and friends.

    I turn my back to the wind
    To catch my breath
    Before I start off again
    Driven on
    Without a moment to spend
    To pass an evening
    With a drink and a friend

    I let my skin get too thin
    I'd like to pause,
    No matter what I pretend
    Like some pilgrim
    Who learns to transcend
    Learns to live
    As if each step was the end

    Time stand still
    I'm not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    Time stands still
    See more of the people
    And the places that surround me now
    Time stands still

    Freeze this moment
    A little bit longer
    Make each sensation
    A little bit stronger
    Experience slips away
    Experience slips away
    Time stands still

    I turn my face to the sun
    Close my eyes
    Let my defenses down
    All those wounds
    That I can't get unwound

    I let my past go too fast
    No time to pause
    If I could slow it all down
    Like some captain
    Whose ship runs aground
    I can wait until the tide comes around
    Time stand still

    I'm not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    Time stands still
    See more of the people
    And the places that surround me now
    Freeze this moment
    A little bit longer
    Make each sensation
    A little bit stronger
    Make each impression
    A little bit stronger
    Freeze this motion
    A little bit longer
    The innocence slips away
    The innocence slips away
    Time stands still
    Time stands still

    I'm not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    See more of the people
    And the places that surround me now
    Time stands still

    Summer's going fast
    Nights growing colder
    Children growing up
    Old friends growing older
    Freeze this moment
    A little bit longer
    Make each sensation
    A little bit stronger
    Experience slips away
    Experience slips away
    The innocence slips away

    Enjoy every moment, ladies and gentlemen...it does, as always, slip away...
    Owen Ashurst
    Performer Air Boss - Reno Air Races
    http://airbossone.com/

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    Great Owen. You outdid yourself. Yes "Time Stand Stil" takes me all the way back to the 1946 Cleveland Air Races & a little Bell P39 Aircobra flown by Alvin "Tex" Johnson winning the Thompson Trophy race. Its been a long road with bumps included.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    Great Owen. You outdid yourself. Yes "Time Stand Stil" takes me all the way back to the 1946 Cleveland Air Races & a little Bell P39 Aircobra flown by Alvin "Tex" Johnson winning the Thompson Trophy race. Its been a long road with bumps included.
    Bob, Owen, we are SO VERY LUCKY to have people like you here in the forum! I mean, where else do you have someone who was at Cleveland, as well as someone who has such inside experience at the Reno event....
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    Bob, Owen, we are SO VERY LUCKY to have people like you here in the forum! I mean, where else do you have someone who was at Cleveland, as well as someone who has such inside experience at the Reno event....
    Happy to be here, my friend. Thank YOU for keeping this sandbox up and running!
    Owen Ashurst
    Performer Air Boss - Reno Air Races
    http://airbossone.com/

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    Thanks to you Wayne for having this website. I'll give you a set of my 1949 B&W photos when I see you in 2021 Reno.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Thank you Owen and Bob!

    Bob, I'd love to scan, digitize your work and show them here... possible??

    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Camping At The Reno Air Races: After Hours - Post Your Experience

    That would be EXTREMELY cool!
    I've seen some of Bob's photos. If you ever want to spend a thoroughly enjoyable hour or so, corral Bob at the races (or let him corral you, he loves this stuff). You will learn more than you thought possible about Air Racing's past.
    You need to do a book Bob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    That would be EXTREMELY cool!
    I've seen some of Bob's photos. If you ever want to spend a thoroughly enjoyable hour or so, corral Bob at the races (or let him corral you, he loves this stuff). You will learn more than you thought possible about Air Racing's past.
    You need to do a book Bob!
    I don't know what limits Bob has for display rights for his works, I would pledge to ensure that his efforts would aim toward such a book!

    I gotta talk with Bob to get deeper into this!

    Preserving the history that is in Bob's mental and physical possession is paramount to the preservation of the history of air racing!!

    So, Bob... you opened a can'o-worms here!

    We're HUNGRY for history, you are almost certainly uniquie in your experiences, at least as it relates to today..

    The distinct possiblity that the historys that we share here now from past years, could be the last are entirely real!

    The realestate at Reno Stead is amazingly valuable and available, might have been mentioned here, major cargo carrier looking seriously at our airport as major hub...

    Off to bed, might be remembering bad dreams...

    Lots of stuff I'll be dreaming about tonight, along with the rest of the world!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Camping At The Reno Air Races: After Hours - Post Your Experience

    Although they talk about it a lot, development of the airport itself (the infield) has not moved into any form of plan that I have seen (and I see most development in the greater Reno area). I would be more worried of encroachment from AROUND it. Especially under the "chute" it is getting dense and at some point these people will whine about safety and noise. Never seen an airport yet that didn't have this issue.

    I would be more than happy to help Bob in any way put this information together.

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