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Getting Ready for the Air Races

September 8, 2011

It’s that time of year again around the Reno-Stead Airport. Preparations for this year’s National Championship Air Races began almost two weeks ago when workers started putting up the sections of temporary grandstands. Those grandstands don’t effect airport operations very much, nor do all the vendor tents that have been assembled in the area behind […]

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Aviation Stories for June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011

Here are some flying stories from the past week that you may have missed. I was always of the opinion that you should never be the first to do anything – sometimes you have no choice This one if from FT.com. Linda Maloney finally found herself flying a for the Navy – it was in […]

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Reno – Day Four and Five

September 19, 2010

Day four was Saturday. More heat races and the Snowbirds show and  the super-loud F-18 demo. (Make sure that you bring earplugs when you attend the races.)  I got out of the hangar for a little while, but spent most of the time there talking with the people who stopped by. After the racing had […]

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Reno Air Race Preparations

September 3, 2008

I had intended to post this a few days ago, put I had a camera problem. Completely operator error. I had it set on video instead of photo. Got lots of pictures of the ground, sky, floor of the truck, etc., but nothing usable. Guess I need a preflight checklist for the camera now. RARA […]

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