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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

    Thanks for the updates Mark, standing by for the next update! Thank you and go team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon1_Mark View Post
    Rick made it up from Texas and is working on the last bits before testing. Everything is moving along well, no glitches thus far. Brent heard back from RARA & Dennis Sanders on Saturday's deadline... they've decided to extend the deadline untill 11:59PM Saturday. This is giving the team the wiggle room back and the confidence knowing they'll make it. Here's some pics of the progress - Rick is the guy in the red shirt).


    More soon !!!
    I'm happy they granted the slightly larger arrival window but again from a marketing and promotional standpoint, If THE Miss America Air Racer is kept out of competition it will suck very much for their "on the spur" ticket sales.

    Again, I'm thankful to RARA competition committee and whomever else granted the extension. Bad thing about it, per my calculations, via info from Mark that the airplane is only legal during daylight hours, this only buys them about six, seven hours? Not sure when sunset is at Stead.

    Sorry to be a thorn but it makes no sense to me both from a marketing and promotional standpoint... Not to mention a much more realistic timeline to HELP get the airplane there SAFELY.. (IMAGINE THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE ALREADY SOLD TICKET HOLDERS WHO REALLY WANTED TO SEE MISS A COMPETE) and possibly win.) Seriously much attention is focused on Miss America.. there is a video production (pre production stuff national and international looks great) our coverage and likely, MUCH MORE

    In the spirit of competition, I truly can not see why a deadline 24 hours past the initial deadline (at least) wouldn't be granted..

    In the spirit of marketing and promotion, I'd be in the ear of whomever was in charge of making it happen, even if everyone had to pitch in.. to this day, most of NASCAR pulls together to get competitors into events, rules are rules, I get that but this ain't NASCAR and we don't have 30+ very hot cars entered into each race.

    I'd bet, if you took a poll or the racers they would vote for whatever was realistically possible.. I'd like to think they would be wanting to actually who would win?
    Wayne Sagar
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    My memory has faded (as previously mentioned LOL) but it just came to me that I've sat in the stands waiting for this or that airplane to arrive before deadline, it was never at midnight, it was during the day to create suspense and drama. Again, memory is borked, anyone remember if I'm right/wrong? Sure would make more marketing sense to make a big deal about Miss America arriving by Noon Sunday... IF they can make it... tick tick tick.. Crap, if you were really beating the bushes and promoted this sort of thing, you could not buy better PR chit?

    Truly, this is the kind of stuff people absolutely devour if properly presented.

    I hope the Unlimited Class members as well as RARA do everything they can to ensure Miss A is there for them to compete against.
    Wayne Sagar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon1_Mark View Post
    Rick made it up from Texas and is working on the last bits before testing. Everything is moving along well, no glitches thus far. Brent heard back from RARA & Dennis Sanders on Saturday's deadline... they've decided to extend the deadline untill 11:59PM Saturday. This is giving the team the wiggle room back and the confidence knowing they'll make it. Here's some pics of the progress - Rick is the guy in the red shirt).


    More soon !!!
    Post 145 said he has till 5PM Sunday so which is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeBeeZ1931 View Post
    Post 145 said he has till 5PM Sunday so which is it?
    It's now Saturday 11:59PM.. sry for the confusion. It's changed 3 times so it's understandable.

    I had to leave the hangar last night before the engine install was done, but Greg told me that they were only about 2 hours away from "ready to test". The plan was to knock off for the evening after the motor was done then come back Friday morning for the engine testing. Here's a few photos I shot just before I left... you can see they are very close.

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    I have to work today so next update won't be until later this evening. Until then... 👍
    Mark K....

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    Brent sent me a video a few hours ago showing Rick Shanholtzer running-up the Merlin in Miss America. With that said there are two possibilities depending on time constraints (and assuming no metal in the screens that would indicate engine failure). One has Brent departing later today after the test flight(s) stopping off at Albuquerque for fuel and then continuing onto Kingman, AZ to stop for the night. Departing Kingman the next day to make Stead by noon. The other scenario is finish engine & flight testing today, departing Saturday for Stead arriving sometime that afternoon. Both options have Miss A arriving well before the deadline at 11:59PM. I found it interesting that Brent chose a route (OKC to ABQ 5o Kingman, AZ) that keeps him over I40 for 3/4 of his flight.... a built-in emergency runway right below you is one heck of a safety net. Come to find out this is why he's flown that same route since the beginning of his racing career.

    I should be at the hangar just after the motor tests so those results and more later this evening.
    Mark K....

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    Good to hear. That said, there is a fire just east of Sacramento that is pushing a lot of smoke over the hill to Reno. It might not be an issue, it might be a very big issue if he finds himself arriving toward dusk for some reason. I'm guessing Miss A isn't IFR rated.

    Good to hear things are falling into place. I hope Brent has a safe easy flight out.

    See ya Sunday.

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD2LTR View Post
    Good to hear. That said, there is a fire just east of Sacramento that is pushing a lot of smoke over the hill to Reno. It might not be an issue, it might be a very big issue if he finds himself arriving toward dusk for some reason. I'm guessing Miss A isn't IFR rated.

    Good to hear things are falling into place. I hope Brent has a safe easy flight out.

    See ya Sunday.

    Will
    I'll certainly pass along that info to Doc. Thanks for the heads up.

    Looking forward to meeting you
    Mark K....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon1_Mark View Post
    Brent sent me a video a few hours ago showing Rick Shanholtzer running-up the Merlin in Miss America.
    If I send you the login information for the ftp server can you upload the video? I can get it on YouTube and then onto FB and here?

    Actually better yet, give you my Youtube login and you can just upload directly to there?
    Wayne Sagar
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    Default Re: Miss America: RENO AIR RACES 2022 - Exciting Things Happening

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    My memory has faded (as previously mentioned LOL) but it just came to me that I've sat in the stands waiting for this or that airplane to arrive before deadline, it was never at midnight, it was during the day to create suspense and drama. Again, memory is borked, anyone remember if I'm right/wrong? Sure would make more marketing sense to make a big deal about Miss America arriving by Noon Sunday... IF they can make it... tick tick tick.. Crap, if you were really beating the bushes and promoted this sort of thing, you could not buy better PR chit?

    Truly, this is the kind of stuff people absolutely devour if properly presented.

    I hope the Unlimited Class members as well as RARA do everything they can to ensure Miss A is there for them to compete against.
    It was Precious Metal, don't remember the year. Made the deadline by minutes.

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