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Old 09-02-2017, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by snopercod View Post
How does one fly in to see the race, please?
Many people fly in to Carson City or Truckee. Heck, even Minden isn't that far. If you have someone who can pick you up, Silver Springs is only an hour's drive away. The only ones flying in to Stead are racers or insiders. If you're coming from a long ways away, the airports I mentioned are really pretty decent and not that long of a drive. We drive up and back to the races from our airpark in Dayton every day - takes a little less than an hour each way, and let's me catch up on some audio books.

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Old 09-02-2017, 01:51 AM
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⇒ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES (NCAR): o The FAR Part 91 Waiver will be in effect beginning Saturday, September 9 for two one-hour blocks, then again Sunday morning, September 10 from 07451730 LCL, and remain in effect 0745-1730 each day through Sunday, September 17. For the waiver to be in effect, ?RACE CONTROL? must be up and operating.

o A TFR will also be in effect from 1100 ? 1200 and 1500 ? 1600 Saturday 9/9, then 1030-1700 Sunday 9/10, and from 0800-1730 EVERY DAY, beginning Monday 9/11 through Saturday, 9/16. On Sunday, 9/17 the TFR will be extended until 1830. A later TFR is established to facilitate safe operations due to numerous participant departures after the Races are complete. NOTE: A Prior Permission Required (PPR) assignment is required for all tenants to operate from Stead at all times, beginning 0600 on Sunday, 9/10 until 0600 on Monday, 9/18. Contact Dani Austin at (775)328-6570, or me at (775)690-9450 no later than 24 hours in advance for a PPR assignment.

o TEMPORARY CONTRACT TOWER: Hours of operation (Local) for the temporary tower (?Stead Tower? 133.3) will be: Thursday - Friday 9/7-8/2017: 0800-1700 Saturday, 9/9, 0800 ? 1130.
NO temporary tower on Sunday, 9/10. (?RACE CONTROL? 133.3 only, 0745-1700)
Monday 9/11-Sunday 9/17: 1630 or Last Racer on Deck (LROD)-until 2000 daily.
On Monday, 9/18 from 0800-1200 ?Stead Advisory? service will be provided on 122.7.
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:52 AM
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This advisory service will be provided to expedite departures from RTS.
If you plan to operate from RTS Sunday, 9/10 through Sunday 9/17, arrivals and departures should be planned for no later than 0730 in the morning and no earlier than 1700 in the afternoon. (See NOTE in TFR section above). If you are departing before 0730, there will not be a tower in operation, so broadcast intentions on CTAF (122.7). For arrivals after LROD, contact Stead Tower on 133.3; for departures, contact Stead Ground on 126.4. On initial contact, advise you are ?Stead tenant with AWOS?. If something happens that absolutely requires you to depart during racing, contact me at 690-2217 to coordinate your request. Please do not use this service unless absolutely necessary (life and death emergency would qualify). If you are authorized (PPR assignment) to depart during racing hours, contact RACE CONTROL ?Ground? on 126.4 for taxi instructions. If arriving with PPR, contact ?RACE CONTROL?, frequency 133.3, 10 NM out for instructions. There will be NO arrivals or departures while racing aircraft are on the race course.

o Due to high volumes of personnel and visitors on the ramp, A NO PROP /
ENGINE TURN LINE will be in effect from 0600-2000 daily, beginning
Thursday, 9/7 through Monday, 9/18. Exercise EXTREME CAUTION at all times while taxiing due to the possibility of pedestrians and vehicles in all areas of the airport. I realize the level of inconvenience this creates, but the safety of our visitors and yourself is more important. The NO PROP / ENGINE TURN LINE is north of the pit
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Ironflight View Post
Many people fly in to Carson City or Truckee.
Thanks (and thanks to Slice as well). I guess I'll probably just watch the Races on YouTube...sigh.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:18 AM
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That prop turn line is no joke. The FAA will be there enforcing it and many other rules. It is a red and white line painted on the ramp.

If you fly in there, be careful with all the "additional" ramp equipment, cones, etc.

We will be there.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AX-O View Post

We will be there.
Racing again this year?
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:56 PM
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Guys: As was mentioned above the "no prop line" is no joke. Here is what I was told by the Air Boss, " there will no aircraft coasting across the line this year. In the past an aircraft would taxi toward the line and cut their engine just before prop spinner past over, then coast another 20 to 30 yards, no more". The FAA is driving this, their position on the field is the 10' x 10' shed just behind the jersey barrier with a full view of the racers coming toward them. It would be wise to taxi in slowly stop and shut your engine down. Tow vehicles are usually readily available. Try real hard not to be this year's "poster boy example of careless aircraft operation" My hangar is the R3 BBQ location, and I see this last minute shutdown and coasting over the line many times each day. It is a safety thing, just saying. Dan from Reno

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Old 09-17-2017, 08:03 AM
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Saturday at Reno was fantastic. I met dozens of new people and some friends I'd met before plus some long time internet friends and customers. Great to put faces to the names and share stories. Such great, friendly folks here as usual and the airplane atmosphere is a wonderful break from the office.

The depth of knowledge and insights/ information you can find here is amazing.

Love this place and look forward to meeting more today.

Our products are well received and the 2 teams using them are near the top of their classes with some more to show today hopefully. I couldn't ask for more. We have such great and enthusiastic clients. Thank you for all your good words and promotion. We really appreciate it.

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Old 09-17-2017, 08:49 AM
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More on-the-scene reports please!

The results page has Bob Mills in a close group for Sport Gold today, with Andrew Findlay and Vicky Benzing. One of them could be the
winner if Jeff LaVelle blows up, although he hasn't in previous years.

What happened to Relentless? Results page shows two DNS and one slow heat, then not scheduled for the final.

Ross, you're supporting Andrew and who else?
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:08 AM
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Default Reno Lap Length Changes Between 2016 and 2017

The official results are at:

Keep in mind that the method of calculating lap length changed this year. To the best of my knowledge the pylon positions did not change so the lap times are comparable. However the posted lap speeds are slower for most of the competiiors. The aircraft did nor slow down but the distance used to calculate average lap speeds decreased therefore resulting in lower posted speeds.

F1 Lap Length:
2016 = 3.1875 miles
2017 = 3.1193 miles

Biplane Lap Length:
2016 = 3.1875 miles
2017 = 3.1193 miles

Sport Lap Length:
2016 = 8.0782 miles
2017 = 7.9107 miles

T6 Lap Length:
2016 = 4.9352 miles
2017 = 4.8257 miles

Jet Lap Length:
2016 = 8.1025 miles
2017 = 7.9107 miles

Unlimited Lap Length:
2016 = 8.0851 miles
2017 = 7.9107 miles

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