Reno Retirement

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  1. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    After some deep soul searching induced by a change at work (along with this 57 year old body showing some signs of wear and tear), I've decided that I will be "retiring" from the National Air Races as a crew chief. It was a hard decision but after the successes of last years' races, I've decided to go out a winner. Since 2007, my participation at Reno has been filled with some of my greatest aviation triumphs, unfortunately followed by great personal tragedy so I'd like to remember the "good" and put the "bad" behind me. I've met some wonderful people at the Races and will cherish the friendships and camaraderie, my by heart isn't in it any more, especially after the loss of Mike Mangold. I wish all of my friends, team mates and competitors, who I consider "family" all the best! I am truly blessesd to have experienced the "Fastest Sport on Earth" front and center with some of the greatest pilots and peolple who walk this earth!!!
     
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    I'm sure you will be missed amigo.
     
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    Well deserved retirement. Cherrish the memories!
     
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    Congrats on retiring FBJ.
     
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    Good onya Joe!
     
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    Joe, a tough decision for you, wish you all the best Sir..:salute:
     
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    That had to be tough but congratulations on making it!
     
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    Congrats Joe and condolences Joe, I know this was not an easy choice for you but glad you came out on top my friend
     
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    A hard decision to make, after so many years, but understandable Joe.
     
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    I agree with Terry. However it's well deserved retirement Joe.
     
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    A shame to hear Joe but best to go out on top as you have. I'm sure you will be missed from the races.
     
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    Congrats, sure you will miss it but there are other things to enjoy also..
     
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