A bit off topic but, Kermit Weeks knows airplanes. For those not familiar he was a past 2 time US Aerobatic Champion and did quite well in the World Aerobatic Championships, back in the day. Owns an aviation museum in FL,USA and lives aeroplanes. The topic:Mosquitoes
And he has quite a bit of money.
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So I see, has even flown at Omaka. Gene Demarco is another interesting person. We are now starting to cross paths with my part of the world, that being some of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome folks. Small world.
FlightChops on his YouTube Channel has put up a video of Reno 2018 which includes some in cockpit footage of a P-51 Mustang in the Silver Race and Sea Fury in the Unlimited Gold, with some nice coverage of NZ Yak-3 "Full Noise". Multi camera angles show how busy the pilot's get during the race.
Colin Ford Canberra, Australia Historian, No.268 Squadron Royal Air Force, 1940-1946
I might be late to the party but, I just finished watching "The World's Fastest Indian" and "Burt Munro: Offerings to the God of Speed". What a man. Favorite quote, "Show them that Kiwis can fly" I've driven in England twice and I can relate to driving on the "wrong" side of the road, finding that making it through the first round about out of Heathrow is the trial of fire. I was told, left foot to the curb but driver to the center is also good. Springfield, MA is but an hour drive from my house. I must admit that I am an Aprilia fanatic with a 2015 Tuono V-4, anti-skid, traction control, auto launch. Burt has reminded me that it is more the man than the machine.
NBC's television coverage of the 2018 air race event was split into three 45m episodes and all are now on YouTube:
Episode 1 has a great ground-to-air show of Graeme coming down the chute, episode 2 somehow has no Unlimited Class content at all, and I've not watched all of the third...but, based on the 2017 shows, I don't hold much hope for them showcasing the crew who brought their aeroplane across the Pacific to compete.
Goldfinger passing in front of Argonaut. Certainly looks close. Sherman Smoot was flying Argonaut and if there was a safety I'll make a bet that it was addressed in the post flight. I love being Mr. Offtopic but, this is what Sherman and others are currently up to. www.betsysbiscuitbomber.com/