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Old 12-30-2013, 02:47 PM
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RARE Reno Air race Footage from the 80ís WARNING Level of BAD ASS is 100%!!

Just...... DAMN!!!!!

*RARE* Reno Air Races, Mid 1980's Highlights (12 min 32 sec)




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Old 12-30-2013, 02:50 PM
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I just can’t see the spectator area ever being like that again... WOWOWOW.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:52 PM
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The "Buzz Hill Gang"!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:56 PM
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Talk about the best seat in the house! Damn!

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Old 12-30-2013, 06:41 PM
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My 1st trip to Reno was in 1984. SO many memories.

I met Pappy Boyington there that year, bought his book, got it signed, and talked to him for a short while.
I fell in love with the F8F Bearcat that year, watching Howard Pardue's aerobatic display and racing.
I fell in love with the Pitts Special watching Bob Herendeen, one of the greatest Pitts drivers EVER!
Lefty Gardner in the P-38 Lightning.
Brian Sanders in Dreadnaught.

Literally nothing else has given me the same feeling as hearing the Unlimited Gold race heading down the shoot onto the course. Nothing. It's intense beyond description.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:51 PM
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That must have been Awesome ..
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:05 PM
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Heaven on Earth!
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:16 PM
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:21 PM
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OMG...i need a shower and a cigarette after that.!!!!!
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:55 AM
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:25 PM
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Do it inverted!!!
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They won't ever let you that close to the pylons anymore wish I was around back then to experience that!
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:11 PM
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Wow, best seat in the house! Clearly some of the pilots LOVED giving them a barn-burner
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:33 PM
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Sweet!
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:11 PM
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I have a question for you Reno (and other race) buffs.... These planes seem to always use 4-blade props, but our little toys fly faster on 2-blade setups. Is that just because the real planes have enough torque to get the speed out of more blades?
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:32 PM
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GOT GAS ?
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I'm going to assume that they have so much power that a properly loaded two or three blade would be so large it would hit the ground. So to load the engine correctly a 4 blade is used .
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