Some of you may have noticed the lack of a post last week.  I came down with a temporary medical condition that had me barely functional. I’m just about back in fighting form now, though still medically unqualified to fly because of the medications I am still taking.

I ended up missing an invitational fly-in last weekend and will miss the Golden West Fly-in this weekend, but they will both be held again and I’ll make them then.

Next week is the Pylon Racing School at Reno-Stead Airport. Held each year for new race pilots, pilots returning to race after a break or race pilots who just want to get some more course time. The course will be active Wednesday through Friday and possibly Saturday if additional flights are required. As far as I know there are about 20 new pilots attempting to qualify and 21 veteran racers entered, so there should be a good stable of planes to watch. I’ll try to get some good photos but probably won’t get the post up until Saturday or Sunday.

No, I’m not entered in the school, just a spectator from my hangar.

Here are some articles you may have missed this week:

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An aviation-related Eagle Scout project
This is from the Independent in Grand Island, NE. Eric O’Neil needed something to do for his Eagle Scout project. He knew it would have something to do with aviation. At first he thought about restoring an airplane for static display in front of the local airport, but that turned out to be way to big of a project is many different ways. In the end he found a different way to show the local community a little more about their aviation heritage…

Washington DC Youths Will Build An Airplane To Learn STEM
This is from PRWeb. Discover Aviation Now is a non-profit enterprise in the Washington, DC area dedicated to introducing aviation and its related career fields to area students. It sounds like a great program for kids.

5 Must-Sees For An Aviation Geek
This is from KTVZ in Central Oregon. The other day someone asked Thon Patterson, the article author, which five aviation destinations he’d like to check off of his bucket list (Did anybody use that term before the movie came out?).