Stead Airport

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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Flying Again!

September 16, 2009

I apologize for taking so long to get another article posted.  It’s been a crazy month or so between working on the Swift and my day job trips. I had a long period off between trips in August and , in spite of temperatures in the hangar over the 100 degree (F) mark, managed to […]

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Interruptions

May 11, 2009

I was doing my best last week to get my Swift radio installation progress a little farther along on the project timeline but every time I turned around there was another interruption. My first challenge was this building that popped up on a direct line between my hangar and the bathroom.  I swear, you go […]

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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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Airport and Airplanes

August 24, 2008

I was minding my own business, very uncomfortably squashed under the instrument panel of my plane a couple of days ago when I heard in the distance the unmistakable sound of a Rolls-Royce engine coming to life.  Well, that’s not something that an airplane nut can ignore, so I carefully extricated myself from the floor […]

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