Reno 2006 Air Races

This year my son Drew and I flew with a group from our local EAA chapter to the Reno Air Races. We had a great time flying with the group of 2 Cessna 182’s and a Mooney. With a nice cold front passing through just before we left it made for some nice weather avoidance training along the route. It just figured, as we had just had 90 days of no rain in the Northwest right up to the day before we were to depart for the races. In the end we got there fine with only a few diversions between 200 ft and 14,500 ft along the way. Here are some pictures we took at the races: Click on the F15’s to see the gallery.

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The races were interesting this year as by the finals all of the Mustangs and Rare Bear were blown up so the final was a race of Sea Furry’s. September’s Furry won the Gold race for the unlimiteds. All in all we had a great trip. As usual most of the fun was had flying with the group down and back and the fun we had along the way. The fact we were at an airshow was just bonus.

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