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June 2017

Resignation of Mike Crowell

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To: RJI Members Date: June 24, 2017 From: Rick Vandam Re: Mike Crowell Resignation Dear Jet Class Members, We received word today that the President of the Reno Air Race Association, Mike Crowell, has resigned effective immediately. In the official statement (attached), it is noted that Mike is stepping down to focus on his wife’s health. Donna has been battling cancer for some time now, and we, as a class, wish Mike and Donna all the best, and send our hopes and prayers for a full recovery. We’d also like to thank Mike for his hard work to return the...
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PRS – What it is like

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By Nathan Harnagel In addition to certifying new race pilots, Pylon Racing Seminar (PRS) is an opportunity for returning qualified racers to practice and review racing skills.  Several qualified racers participated in 2017.  It was my first chance to come back as a qualified racer and I have been asked to write a short summary of some lessons relearned about operating these type aircraft and flying them in formation and on the race course. The Classic Jets Aircraft Association (CJAA) conducts FAA recognized formation training at various events throughout the year to qualify jet pilots for flying air show formations...
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NCAR Letter

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To: RJI Members Date: June 22, 2017 From: Rick Vandam Re: NCAR Letter Dear Racers- I would like to thank everyone who attended PRS and helped to make this our most successful PRS ever. Congratulations to our two newest rookies, Pete “Tool” Stavrides who will be joining the Riff Raff Race Team and Jim Beyers who will be joining Bob McCormack in his L-29. It was great to have Larry Labriola and Vicky Benzing back at PRS. They both plan to be racing again with us after missing last year’s race.  Jon Sokolov also joined us again in the Soko...
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