Reno Air Races

Flying Stories for December 7, 2012

December 9, 2012

There seems to be a real hit-and-miss thing going on with aviation writers lately. Only one link to pass along this week. Also, no flying for me this week either. The Swift annual is still only partially completed and was due the end of last month. No estimate on the completion time – I’m not […]

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Flying Stories for September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

No flying this week but I did spend some time out at the hangar. Most of the time I was cleaning up the ‘debris’ from the Races – taking out the trash and putting everything back where it normally resides. I push the Swift back in a corner and put a table and chairs in […]

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Air Races–Wednesday & Thursday

September 16, 2011

Finally got some free time to sit and write a post. Thursday I hosted a gathering of USAFA graduates in my hangar and was tied up all day. Here are some photos I have taken the past couple of days. This is  a composite of the qualification times board(s) that are in the Biplane/Formula One […]

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Air Races – Day 2

September 14, 2011

Right now it’s Wednesday morning and the Thunderbirds are beating up the place with their ‘arrival show.’ They are performing at Reno only one day this year – tomorrow (Thursday). I seem to be having computer/camera challenges today. When I attempted to do some photo re-formatting at home last night my copy of Photoshop locked […]

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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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