Reno Pylon Race Seminar, Minor Mishap

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    #1 FLYBOYJ, Jun 14, 2013
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    This went down yesterday. Mid-air during training. Both pilots walked away, no pics of the other aircraft but it was damaged as well. Details to come as the news is released.
     

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    Ouch! That was close!
     
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    Damn! That looks like it was a little too close for comfort. Glad both pilots are OK.
     
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    I saw that this morning. Did hear who was involved, but wow, that was close. Glad to know that everyone walked away.
     
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    What type was the other plane????????
     
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    More bad news out of Reno:

     
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    Glad they're ok, Joe and that's sad news, Eric (understandable, but still sad) :(
     
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    Folks had better start writing into the FAA complaining about not addressing this issue to the safety satisfaction of the participants and the spectators. If they don’t the slow grinding gears of bureaucracy will not be addressing this for quite a while. A good start is to write a similar letter to your federal representative asking for an expedited solution.
     
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    Good luck with that. The FAA is now charging aviation events for controllers. The OshKosh event got a bill for half a million dollars! One of the small Father's Day fly-ins up north of here has been cancelled because they can't afford the fees for the controllers, after 47 years! The FAA has gotten out of control and their war on aviation has gotten ugly as hell.
     
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    It’s not just a bloated bureaucracy and the attendant ambivalence, but it is coupled with the effects of sequestration and how to apply the maximum amount of pain upon the public for purely political reasons. It’s sad and pathetic frankly.
     
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    And every time they close, or cause the closure of a GA airport, they eliminate an emergency supply runway.
     
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