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Old 11-05-2012, 01:51 PM
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Default November EAA Experimenter - RVs in Reno Air Race 2012

There is a really good article in the November issue of EAA Experimenter about the Reno Air Race of 2012 that goes beyond normal "reporting". They don't show Tim Cone's or Steven Senegal's RV-8s but they do have photos of David Casey's RV-3 and Bob Mill's RV Super Six. While I was reading along and looking at the photos I saw Bob Mill's airplane Race #43 and I had to stop and make a post on the SARL Group site:
http://experimenter.epubxp.com/i/90184/20

I am NOT a member of EAA anymore since the AVC situation
this year but they are putting out a new product with an old name on the
internet and they keep sending it to me (its hard to clean up those address
files mid-stream). Anyway, the issue I just received has an article about Reno
where a lot of us were this year. I found it to be a pretty good article AND
THEN I HAD TO STOP READING! I saw a bright red airplane with #43 on the
fuselage and I had to be the first to post the news here! You see I was on the
pit crew and you can darn well believe I am proud of it! OK now I will go back
to reading.
After I finished I posted a follow up:
As I flew back across the mountains and flat lands of Nevada, Utah, Wyoming,
Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas with no new SARL points and numb minded
the Reno experience of 2012 was a sweet memory. It has grown more since then -
GREAT EXPERIENCE!
This new EAA online publication so far has been a pleasant departure from the usual shallow paste up space filler, for me anyway and I wish them well.

More importantly, if someone asks you if you would like to be on their pit crew at Reno say YES!

Bob Axsom

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:03 PM
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Default An Article in Sport Aviation as Well

Gary Sobek told me via E-mail about an article in Sport Aviation as well. It is written by a lady named Lane Wallace and it is the best thing I have ever seen written by her. She faithfully captured the event Phoenix like spirit I think and it was a true to the fans, the organizers and the first responders. I sat in on the in-brief for all race teams and my impression was well ... you know you often here this couldn't have happened without so-and-so ... in this case I think it took all of these people working as hard as they could with no real hope of success to pull it off. The NTSB brief on the Galloping Ghost crash was also very sincere and informative. My impression was that everyone, including the FAA and NTSB, was working together with no slack in attention and no isolationist attitudes to make this event a success for 2012. My sense was, it was such an overwhelming task that there was nothing left to consciously apply to the future. Their success itself is the best assurance of the future. Lane Wallace's article will be a part of it. Well done.

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:24 PM
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So, Bob, you going to renew your EAA membership? One of the items you had issue with was the magazines. Sounds like you are reading them more after you no longer get them.
Love the RVs at Reno.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:17 AM
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With all of the recent changes I'll just have to see how things go from here in the EAA, I hope they go in a good direction but we will just have to wait and see. In the mean time you said you liked the RVs at Reno. I have some photos of all four of them that I took there this year:

Race # 18 Tim Cone, RV-8:





Race #89 David Casey RV-3:







Race #43 Bob Mills RV Super Six:







Race #54 Steven Senegal RV-Super 8:




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Old 11-08-2012, 02:40 AM
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Default Crew Identification

The other two crew members on Race #43, Brian Adams & Crew Chief Tommy Ishii. They are planning to bring their Harmon Rocket II and RV-6 respectively, to the Pylon racing School (PRS) next year.



Headband that no one wore on their head:


Wrist band with certification sticker:


Wore the wrist band all week and was reluctant to cut it off days after returning home.

Bob Axsom

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:49 AM
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Gary Sobek told me via E-mail about an article in Sport Aviation as well. It is written by a lady named Lane Wallace and it is the best thing I have ever seen written by her.

Bob Axsom
Lane Wallace's column was my favorite part of reading Flying each month. Sadly, she left the magazine last year, I believe. She truly was blessed with being able to capture the basic joys of GA in words. Glad she's still sharing her talents.
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Is there a way to download this to an iPad for later reading?

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:17 AM
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Is there a way to download this to an iPad for later reading?

Thanks,

Scott
If you are talking about the two articles, the EAA may be able to help. Sorry, I'm retired, have airplane, compete in races, can't afford i-stuff so no help here. Maybe some one with the proper knowledge will jump in and save the day.

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:40 AM
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Is there a way to download this to an iPad for later reading?

Thanks,

Scott
If "this" refers to the EAA Sport Aviation magazine then the answer is yes. They publish a PDF version of the magazine each month.

To get the PDF version of the magazine on your IPad do this:
  • Download the PDF version of the magazine to whatever computer you have ITunes loaded on
  • Once it is loaded to that computer open ITunes
  • Navigate to wherever you downloaded the PDF file and leave that window open
  • Navigate to IBooks in ITunes and leave that window open
  • Click and drag the PDF file from the location you downloaded the file to IBook in ITunes
  • Sync your IPad to ITunes
  • You will now have the magazine on your IPad.
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