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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    Type in Kathryns Report/open & on the right hand side they list all the current accidents/incidents . Look for the one on the YAK at Shafter/Minter Field.
    Thanks Bob. Will do.

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    Default Re: Blue Skies: Sherman Smoot and Czech Mate

    Here's a link for those wanting to see the Kathryn's Report post.

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    Default Re: Blue Skies: Sherman Smoot and Czech Mate

    From the facebook group. I know a lot of yall dont go there, but this request should be made here as well.


    Hi!
    I'm Sherman Smoot 's daughter. I was hoping that whoever is in Reno this year, if anyone takes photos or videos of the tributes to my dad on planes, etc., if you are willing to share those with my family so we can store those memories, please email those to carly.smoot@gmail.com.
    We really appreciate it. He truly loved this sport, the other pilots and organizers, and the aviation fans. Thank you for all your love and support during this tough time for my family; your kind words and thoughts have been carrying us through💙

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1:1 Scale View Post
    I've quit watching DG and BL/JB after their "reporting" of stuff that I personally know the involved parties.
    I just watched this one?s video about the accident and among the mods he mentions the wing was clipped four feet. Is that correct? It looks to me like a normal span Yak wing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZacYates View Post
    I just watched this one?s video about the accident and among the mods he mentions the wing was clipped four feet. Is that correct? It looks to me like a normal span Yak wing.
    I'm not "in the know" for all the mods to Chech Mate but the wing looked pretty stock to me. I believe they rebuilt the wing some years ago, but if they "clipped" it, they must've done some scaling down during the rebuild, as the planform didn't seem to change to me.

    If he "reported" that the wing was clipped, it adds to my impression that these guys are just the aviation version of the "do your own research" crowd- they'll run with something without REALLY looking into the validity of the information.

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    Default Re: Blue Skies: Sherman Smoot and Czech Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by ZacYates View Post
    I just watched this one?s video about the accident and among the mods he mentions the wing was clipped four feet. Is that correct? It looks to me like a normal span Yak wing.
    No, it is not clipped. Not sure where he got that from.

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    Default Re: Blue Skies: Sherman Smoot and Czech Mate

    Seeing these brought a tear to my eye. Wonderful to see and thank you for sharing.
    Last edited by ZacYates; 09-23-2022 at 04:03 PM.

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    So many great tributes In the missing man formation the planes I could ID I believe were all Naval AC but the big 4th plane I can't ID. What is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeBeeZ1931 View Post
    So many great tributes In the missing man formation the planes I could ID I believe were all Naval AC but the big 4th plane I can't ID. What is it?
    That?s the Sanders? TBM Avenger, they pulled it out from the NAHI static display to fly the missing man.

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