Reno Air Races

CRAIG_HALL

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It's the same weekend as Primm,but wondering if anybody is going? Hopefully I can con my uncle into a flight-The P-51 Check out air race
 

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riding in a P-51 would be like riding in a trophy truck, but watching air races is like watching paint dry........
 

PatrickG

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I have been in a P-51, it took weeks to get the smile off my face. My mom works for a P-51 parts shop and a rebuild shop and I got to ride in the shops plane.

Patrick
 

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drtdevil93

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ditto on selling soul for a ride... i remember hearing their top speed got up to 550 mph. unbelievable for a prop plane.

erik
 

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I stopped going to air shows after seeing crashes at the El Toro shows. Growing up in Orange County I saw too many crashes as a kid and have no desire to go see any more of them. I remember seeing a crash in 1988 and another in 1992 or 1993. I also remember going to see the wreckage of the AirCal crash at John Wayne as a little kid. No bueno.

Aloha
 

CRAIG_HALL

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Thats the reason planes aren't allowed to fly over the crowd during shows,they have to keep like a thousand feet away-of course a plane out of control can go anywhere.There is a lot of stuff going on at an air show-I've helped my Dad who does the tech inspections at reno every year and also has been Airboss at the Ramona arishow
 

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What class does your your dad teck? I race the bi-plane class in 97 & 98. J.C. Brant was the teck guy for the bi-planes then.
 

CRAIG_HALL

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My Dad tech's the unlimited racers with one other guy (rich stallman) New unofficial race record of 512 mph and an average speed of 507 set by The Dago Red P-51.

The plane that crashed in Mountain Home had already performed thur,fri,sat in Reno and was doing his 4th show.
 
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