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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 – Qualification Day Three!

Girlie Men Eat Rice!
Girlie Men Eat Rice!

Spirits are high and the atmosphere is electric here at Stead Air Field in Reno.  The weather couldn’t be better, pilots and crews are making final adjustments to their engines and those who have completed their qualifications are sitting pretty, buffing and polishing their birds. 

The RARA (Reno Air Racing Association) Staff are busy with the enormous logistical tasks required to ensure the air field is in tip-top shape, the race pilots on track, pylon judges assigned, air show and performers practiced and scheduled, volunteers and vendors in place, escorts for the VIP’s, security measures, etc., etc., all so that the loyal Racing Fans (all 210,000 of you) will have a fantastic and safe event!

Good Luck and Godspeed!

Kmberley West, WarBirdBabe

Here are a few photos from Qualification Day Three at the Reno National Championship Air Races!

Pilot "Hoot" Gibson of Riff Raff, Race #99
Pilot "Hoot" Gibson of Riff Raff, Race #99
Spinning Prop Race #99
Spinning Prop Race #99
Blue Angels & Race Jets
Blue Angels & Race JetsBlue Angels CrewBlue Angels #7 Test Flight Landing w/ P51
P-40E Race #18 Sneak Attack & P-40N Race #17 Parrothead
P-40E Race #18 Sneak Attack & P-40N Race #17 Parrothead
T-6 Pilot Nick Macy, Race #6 Six Cat
T-6 Pilot Nick Macy, Race #6 Six Cat
P-51D "Sparky" Race #44
P-51D "Sparky" Race #44
Wackey T-6 Crew of Race #90 "Undecided"
Wackey T-6 Crew of Race #90 "Undecided"
Crew Chief Gary Unruh Towing Race #28 Radical Velocity
Crew Chief Gary Unruh Towing Race #28 Radical Velocity
The "Ruby Slippers" from T-6 Crew of Race #90 Undecided
The "Ruby Slippers" from T-6 Crew of Race #90 Undecided
T-6 Pilot Joey "Gordo" Sanders & Crew of Race #5 Big Red
T-6 Pilot Joey "Gordo" Sanders & Crew of Race #5 Big Red
T-6 Pilot Jim Eberhardt, Race #30 Archimedes
T-6 Pilot Jim Eberhardt, Race #30 Archimedes
T-6 Pilot Chris Rushing Race #42 Honest Entry- "Thumbs Up!"
T-6 Pilot Chris Rushing Race #42 Honest Entry- "Thumbs Up!"
Steve Hinton Jr. & Sr - Great Qualification Run!
Steve Hinton Jr. & Sr - Great Qualification Run!

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