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    Default T-Birds and Snowbirds to be at Reno '05

    As reported in another thread..........Thanks, Paintboy!

    "Mike Houghton stated RARA had secured both the T-Birds and Snowbirds for 05 and would be finalizing the deal at ICAS next month. Good news for the races as this duo will certainly bring out the crowds."

    Wow, I can't WAIT!!!

    Gary
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    Default Re: T-Birds and Snowbirds to be at Reno '05

    cool ive never seen the snowbirds wow what a show

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    Default Re: T-Birds and Snowbirds to be at Reno '05

    Quote Originally Posted by Section3guy
    cool ive never seen the snowbirds wow what a show
    I've missed them, they are quite impressive, especially when you consider what they are flying. They put on a real 'finease' routine. Unless thev've modified the routine, the full formation approach, from over the mountain, is a real Kodak moment.
    GREAT to see some of the military acts return... ...Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apteryx
    They put on a real 'finease' routine.

    I think you hit it RIGHT on the money. The T-Birds and Blues are about turning tax dollars into noise, albeit in a very impressive way.

    The Snowbirds are ALL about finesse and gracefullness. There's just a beauty to their performance that pilots can appreciate.

    Now...the Frecci Tri Colori...those guys are just plane NUTS. I don't know how many of you out there have actually seen the crazy Italians do their stuff, but man, it is a real eye-opener. Don't let that accident back in Germany in '88 sour your view of them...these guys do things in jets that you just shouldn't be able to do. I had to remind myself to breathe while watching them. Breathtaking was one way of describing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speeddemon
    Now...the Frecci Tri Colori...those guys are just plane NUTS. I don't know how many of you out there have actually seen the crazy Italians do their stuff, but man, it is a real eye-opener. Don't let that accident back in Germany in '88 sour your view of them...these guys do things in jets that you just shouldn't be able to do. I had to remind myself to breathe while watching them. Breathtaking was one way of describing them.
    Unfortunately, I've missed the Tri-Colori, so far, and it's unfortunate accidents & incidents so often limit what we see here in the U.S.
    I want just ONE "crew-day", just for the participants. A no-holes-bared, no dead-lines, I'VE SIGNED THE WAIVER, GO-NUTS, DAY. I've been priviledged, in the past, on those late test sessions, to see stuff. those pudgy guys in white shirts & skinny black ties, would NOT approve-of. So let's give the Feds the afternoon off, and have some FUN. .Paul

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    Default Re: T-Birds and Snowbirds to be at Reno '05

    Quote Originally Posted by speeddemon
    The Snowbirds are ALL about finesse and gracefullness. There's just a beauty to their performance that pilots can appreciate.
    I always thought it was the Canadians saying "if we can't match them with noise, we'll match them with sheer numbers of airplanes!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Haskin
    I always thought it was the Canadians saying "if we can't match them with noise, we'll match them with sheer numbers of airplanes!"

    Yeah, but I would NEVER want to be the pilot in the MIDDLE of that 9 plane formation.....no place to go.

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    Default Re: T-Birds and Snowbirds to be at Reno '05

    Yeah Brad, I suppose that could be a consideration...
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    Hello Off topic, but have you seen these:

    http://www.sci.fi/~fta/midnight.htm

    pretty cool..train in my hometown in Finland.


    rgds,

    Juke

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    Default Re: T-Birds and Snowbirds to be at Reno '05

    I saw Frecci Tri Colori in the mid-80's when they came to Moffett Field, Calif. They were very professional, and their performance was outstanding. The three smoke colors they use reallys adds to the visual experience too.

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