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Old 02-28-2014, 11:20 AM
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Default RV over Phoenix NASCAR 50-year Celebration

Looks like this weekend may see a few RVs over The Phoenix International Raceway.
Looking at the KC Flight Formation Team Facebook page, I found this:


KC Flight Formation Team getting ready for NASCAR in Phoenix,AZ Be sure and watch opening ceremonies to see if we hit the Time Over Target, "Home of the Brave!" last note of the National Anthem.

Looking at the Phoenix International Raceway schedule, it appears that Sunday's Race starts 1300 Phoenix Local time. (I believe that is MST.) I will be watching for an RV Formation overflight a little after 1300 local time (2000Z) on TV Broadcast.

If anyone is local, please post links to photos, videos, and local news stories to this thread.

50-years of NASCAR. Will this be a 50-RV flight? I know they had 49-RV Formation flight for the 13 October 2013 KC Chief's came and there were more than that who wanted to participate so a 50-RV flight is possible.

Wish I could have been there. Have not had very much good flying weather in Southwestern Pennsylvania. I do miss my west coast friends and the flying weather. I do not miss the high cost of living.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:36 AM
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I live a few miles north of PIR and saw a 7 ship approach and overhead break at Goodyear Airport yesterday around 6 pm. I know they will be practicing today and tomorrow and I have my camera ready. I hope to see them on Sunday as a group. I have other obligations but we'll see if I can get there in time. If I do I'll be sure to post here.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:34 PM
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Default Fly over

They just made a practice run over the speedway... Looked good on TV... Maybe 15-18 planes...
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:07 PM
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I have several flying buddies from the Midsouthrvators who are participating in the flyover. They do ind plan to do a 50-ship formation. Our group there is being led by Gerald Loyd and Bulldog Flight. As I get further texts and emails, I will post their progress .
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:14 PM
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Even though we need the rain, Sunday sounds much better than Saturday WX-wise -

Saturday Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 68. Breezy, with a south southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming south southeast after midnight. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:46 PM
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They did the flyover for the Nationwide Race just now....
Maybe 12-15 planes.....

Looked pretty good, except the smoke systems on both planes were marginal..
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:24 PM
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Default 10-Ship Nationwide for the Nationwide Race

We had a 10-ship for the nationwide race. Not the main event, but a good warmup. Bill Gill nailed the timing as the national anthem ended.

I had my first 3-seconds of fame. Hopefully, we'll add another 5 seconds tomorrow.

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Old 03-01-2014, 08:34 PM
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Are you able to complete the whole flight while only turning left?

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Old 03-01-2014, 09:03 PM
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We had a 10-ship for the nationwide race. Not the main event, but a good warmup. Bill Gill nailed the timing as the national anthem ended. I had my first 3-seconds of fame. Hopefully, we'll add another 5 seconds tomorrow.

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Agreed...... Timing was PERFECT.......
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:19 PM
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Two attempts at practice today were foiled by weather conditions. Had a very thorough briefing followed by a lot of time 50 RV pilots spent wishing they were flying. Weather should be better for tomorrow.
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