This week's heatwave is getting impossible to avoid. In my Facebook News Feed this morning it came in the "worth a thousand words" flavor from the Reno NWS Office:
Organizers of the Reno National Championship Air Races held a news conference today. Organizers plan to hold the 49th Reno National Championship Air Races September 12-16, 2012
Just what I needed...hope with a long view. The Air Race Community is exactly that...a Community. We're still hurting in the wake of Jimmy Leeward's horrific crash last September, but we believe the best medicine is to continue air racing in Reno. Crash Victims want to see the races continue too.
Many hurdles remain before the planes and pilots take to the sky over Stead Field next September. The NTSB Report on the Leeward/Galloping Ghost Crash won't be issued before October. FAA Waivers, Insurance, and a whole boatload of details must be herded like cats before a single lap is turned in anger.
RARA CEO Mike Houghton has assembled a Blue Ribbon Team to soldier forward with. Today's presser can be viewed in it's entirety here thanks to Reno NBC Affiliate KRNV4. I found it cathartic...