RENO 2010!

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    Well I'm on for Reno this year. There will be some changes and surprises I'll announce in the next few months. June is the Pylon Training School, the place where rookie pilots go to get race qualified. Mike will attend as an instructor and of course we'll ring out the plane a bit. If anyone is planning to attend the races in September, let me know and I might be able to steer towards some interesting stuff!
     

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    Man, looks like fun to me!
     
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    Jealous as always...
     
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    Amen to that !!! Good luck in the race...

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    You lucky, lucky.........Good Luck Joe!!
     
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    Very cool! Looking forward to more updates.
     
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    If only I had the money!!!!!!!!! Sound's like great fun again.
     
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    Very cool Joe! I'm just as jealous as the rest of the guys.

    Good Luck!

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    How fantastic, go for it Joe.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Best of luck Joe!:D
     
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    #13 FLYBOYJ, Apr 10, 2010
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    I know of them, a few of the team were there when I was registering last year. We're supposed to be on the west side of the field this year
     
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    Way to go Joe :thumbleft:

    You realise you've let yourself in for late nights during the event to keep us updated with all thats going on, but hey, you know its tough at the top !.
     
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    Well, I'm going to keep a close eye on this thread, because I am bound and determined to get out to the races this year!
     
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    Have fun Joe!! Good luck!
     
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    #17 rochie, Apr 11, 2010
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    i have a very vague memory of watching reno air races on tv in the 70's when i was a kid and seem to remember a bright orange mustang with a contra rotating prop that crashed.
    did this really happen or is it a childhood fantasy merged with reality in my slowly ageing mind :rolleyes: :lol:

    anybody have any idea ?
    a quick internet search came up blank but the computer at work wont let me see a lot of websites
     
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    That was Steve Hinton in the "Red Baron."

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    If I remember correctly, he was heard to say "I'm in deep sh*t' just before he bellied in. I also seem to remember him being presented with the twisted throttle quadrant from the 'Baron on his release from hospital.
     
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    great stuff, wasnt at all sure if actually happened or not !
    funny how things can spark a memory, thanks for the info FLYBOYJ
     
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