More than just “Busy”


As Tom Wilson reported on Friday, it was starting to get busy at the Reno Air Races… well Saturday it went from “busy” to positively crowded at times. One of those times was around noon when spectators began looking for fine dining options. Not finding any, they got in line for a Corn Dog… yup, that’s a picture folks lines up to buy an $8 Corn Dog.

(And that’s down in the pits, where the crowds are smaller than in the grandstand area! What was it like behind the grandstands? I have no idea, I didn’t dare venture up there. And besides, all of the action is down with the racers.)

Talking with a few folks that endured the lines for food, we found out that when they got to the counter, many had to call an audible and pick something else off the menu because the vendors had already run out of a lot of items. Here’s hoping the resupply shows up overnight. If you’re headed to Stead Field on Sunday, you might want to bring along a few cookies, just in case.

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Paul Dye
Paul Dye, KITPLANES® Editor at Large, retired as a Lead Flight Director for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, with 40 years of aerospace experience on everything from Cubs to the Space Shuttle. An avid homebuilder, he began flying and working on airplanes as a teen and has experience with a wide range of construction techniques and materials. He flies an RV-8 and SubSonex jet that he built, an RV-3 that he built with his pilot wife, as well as a Dream Tundra and an electric Xenos motorglider they completed. Currently, they are building an F1 Rocket. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 6000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, FAA DAR, EAA Tech Counselor and Flight Advisor; he was formerly a member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.


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