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  • Lockheed Bob
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    Where is the email from RARA about fan input memories?

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  • Jukka
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    Is Wendover out of it ?

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  • RAD2LTR
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    Originally posted by DCLARK View Post
    Thanks for the comments.
    I was thinking of existing airports a little farther out such as EWK which is only about 25 miles north.
    Anyway, back to the drawing board...
    I just looked at EWK, only one runway, not enough ramp space, and farmhouses all over the place.

    To be a good candidate an airport must have at least 2 long runways, ramp space equal to Stead, good public access, food and lodging for 100K people, and most important, room to build a 9 mile long course. The slow sport, T6s, IF1 and Biplanes could use a shorter course, but if you want Sport Gold, or Unlimiteds, you are going to need about a 9 mile course with some error room around the border. This area can't have homes in the middle of it. This is the tough part.

    Will

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  • DCLARK
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    Thanks for the comments.
    I was thinking of existing airports a little farther out such as EWK which is only about 25 miles north.
    Anyway, back to the drawing board...

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  • RAD2LTR
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    Originally posted by DCLARK View Post
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    I have been coming to the races from Florida since 1994 and it has always been a challenge getting to Reno.
    I believe there are a lot of fans that live east of the Mississippi that would like to see a more geographically convenient venue considered.

    With that in mind, I think Wichita Kansas may be viable. An historically aviation supportive community with many airports and infrastructure.

    Another approach may be to look at a national listing of venues that currently host air shows such as Milavia. Some of them may be interested in adding air racing to their revenue stream.
    A quick look on google earth shows there is no room at either McConnell AFB or Dwight D Eisenhower to build a 9 mile course due to the many houses around. Also, one is an active AFB, the other is a major commercial airport. Neither will be interested in closing for a week to host an air race. I don't see any other that would work in the area either. Augusta Municipal only has one runway, I really don't see any others that have paved runways. Lots of grass strip airparks, but thats it.

    Will

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  • DCLARK
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    I have been coming to the races from Florida since 1994 and it has always been a challenge getting to Reno.
    I believe there are a lot of fans that live east of the Mississippi that would like to see a more geographically convenient venue considered.

    With that in mind, I think Wichita Kansas may be viable. An historically aviation supportive community with many airports and infrastructure.

    Another approach may be to look at a national listing of venues that currently host air shows such as Milavia. Some of them may be interested in adding air racing to their revenue stream.

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  • Race5
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    Re: GOOD NEWS RARA Email: Seeking New Venue!: Where?

    Originally posted by Tec182 View Post
    F1 isn't going, at least not this year. Sounds like STOL, and possibly some Sport class this time around.

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  • ZacYates
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    Someone on WIX suggested Wanaka, New Zealand. For obvious reasons I'd be in favour but the sheer cost to get everyone and everything down her is an absolute non-starter!

    I'm afraid I have no suggestions but I'm very excited to read about all yours.

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  • kennsmithf2g
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    Re: GOOD NEWS RARA Email: Seeking New Venue!: Where?

    Originally posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    Do you need a Passport to get in & out of Canada? A long drive for a lot of us.
    From the Government of Canada website:

    U.S. citizens

    U.S. citizens must carry proper identification such as a valid U.S. passport.
    Lawful permanent residents of the U.S.

    As of April 26, 2022, lawful permanent residents of the United States must show these documents for all methods of travel to Canada:

    a valid passport from their country of nationality (or an equivalent acceptable travel document) and
    a valid green card (or equivalent valid proof of status in the United States)

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  • Lockheed Bob
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    Re: GOOD NEWS RARA Email: Seeking New Venue!: Where?

    Do you need a Passport to get in & out of Canada? A long drive for a lot of us.

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  • Tec182
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    Re: GOOD NEWS RARA Email: Seeking New Venue!: Where?



    This mentions F1 and STOL.

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  • kennsmithf2g
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    Anyone know anything about this?

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  • FuryFan
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    I think Mojave is out of the running. When the hwy 58 bypass around Mojave was constructed it plowed through the old unlimited course. Kevin.

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  • supercub
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    What about Fox Field Lancaster. I believe they had some races there years ago. Lots open space around the airport. Numerous motels in and around Lancaster, plus a huge Los Angeles area to draw from. Mojave has had races in the past too.

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  • 100 Octane
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    I remember riding shotgun in a Harmon Rocket that was a sport class racer in 2003-2005 to meet in Wendover with a few other racers for an informal race. The memories are sort of vague to be honest, but it was a good place for a smaller event.

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