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Holeshot
09-20-2004, 10:51 AM
Wow.. what a whirlwind last 5 days. Wed -> Thur in San Francisco, Friday on the track at PR and then Sat -> Sun in Reno to shoot some pics at the air races! I'm shagged but happy as can be! :happy44:

It was cold on Saturday (brrr) and even colder on Sunday (with snow falling on the foothills right behind the grandstands!!! We stuck it out until they staged the Gold race and sleet started to fall. :eek:

Good show, some really exciting racing and of course lots of military and civilian jet aircraft mixed into the nitrous burning WWII warbirds.

Couple of pics from the event.. man.. that was really neat. Had not been to one since 2000. Glad I made the effort to make it down there this year!

http://www.fotoveloce.com/gallery/Reno.Air.Races.2004/reno.unlimited.01.jpg
Unlimited Gold heat race (Saturday). Yeah.. they are really that low!


http://www.fotoveloce.com/gallery/Reno.Air.Races.2004/reno.jet.race.02.jpg
New Jet class at Reno (started up in 2002 I think). Thing that amazed me is how quiet those things were. They are a Checz built military trainer. Looks like a lot of fun to me! :happy44:

Torben
09-20-2004, 11:19 AM
That's way cool! Nothing like adrenaline-filled sports to make one smile :D
Can't wait to see more of those pics (and the ones from track day)

Squidley
09-20-2004, 12:09 PM
Nice shots

Holeshot
09-20-2004, 01:33 PM
A couple more..

http://www.fotoveloce.com/gallery/Reno.Air.Races.2004/phantoms.last.mission.02.jpg

http://www.fotoveloce.com/gallery/Reno.Air.Races.2004/reno.legacy.fly-by.01.jpg


Man.. I got some great ones of an F/A-18 turning and bruning... :)

Two-Push
09-20-2004, 03:46 PM
Great shots. Reminds me that Reno is one of those events that's a must-do.