Air Racing and Misc: 10/7/06

October 7, 2006 at 6:27 am Leave a comment

The restoration of the P-61 Blackwidow is photographed step-by-step here.  This is a remarkable labor of love, and is worthy of a least a few moments of your time.

Check out the Victor Archer shot of Rare Bear on this post!

Meet Dave Morss, one terrific pilot from the aviation community – oh yeah! He’s a pilot every September also.  There are videos, pictures, and articles about some of the prototype aircraft that Dave has piloted.  Some of those

Setting speed records in piston driven aircraft is not an easy task.  Read this post for some stories about those who have seen some of these classic flights take place (and there is a clue about when some of this footage will be on video too!)

Debie and I should have planned a visit to see her family in the Bay Area this weekend.  We could have spent a day on the waterfront watching the Fleet Week Air Show and the Red Bull Air Races.  Granted, the Red Bull races don’t feature the old warbirds like we see in Reno, but I still find it exciting (their site has video clips, why doesn’t RARA’s?).  I’ll agree with the purists that NOTHING compares to the sound of Unlimited racers going around pylons.  But hey!  It is a form of air racing and it draws interest.  I’d like to see the Reno people tap into that somehow and use it to create more buzz about what they do every year.  In the meantime, I’m hoping there are a few bloggers in SFO that will be willing to share their pictures and experiences since I can’t be there.  I’ll be looking for them! There is a schedule of events posted on the Fleet Week site.

After a quick search, it appears some bloggers, at least, are ready for the show – see what they have to say here and here.  Others share: a practice session for the Angels disturbed a conference call, while this blogger got a picture, while this myspacer discusses what a nightmare it is to navigate the bay and also wonders how Fleet Week sets with other Bay Area citizens that are not really military lovers.

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