Reno-Stead

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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Airport Update

September 21, 2010

The clean-up is moving along. When I got to the airport this morning those rocks were still on the taxiway centerline. It was nice that they put the blue drum next to them to help mark the hazard. By about 2 pm they had been removed, so I now have a clear route to the […]

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Reno – Day Six

September 20, 2010

For those of us who are based at Reno-Stead the races are not just the five days published as the race days. The airport starts to transform into the race venue about a month prior to the event. It all begins with the set-up of the temporary bleachers – all the sections to the east […]

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Stopping by for Fuel

April 13, 2010

The weather finally broke for a couple of days just before I left for work so I headed out to the airport to see how the hangar and airplane had weathered the recent storms. As I drove into the airport I saw a dark colored tailwheel airplane entering the pattern in a manner not usually […]

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An Interesting Day at the Airport

October 24, 2008

It was one of those really nice Fall days in Reno, partly cloudy skies, light winds and temperatures in the low 70s (F).  One of those days when you just have to go out to the airport and go flying. So, I drove out to Stead (4SD), ran through a preflight inspection, pulled the Swift […]

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