Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Air Race History: 1976

Sometimes the fans are the best historians:

Mojave '76: Watched Lyle's expert deadstick & then witnessed the Bear's 'sparky' cruise-by the crowd- riding on it's prop down the taxi-way (saving the a/c from belly-damage) after #77's gear didn't quite fully-extend enuff to lock. Showing the cool-headed experience of a USN carrier pilot - Lyle even had the presence of mind to steer the Bear off to the side before running out of momentum to keep the taxiway clear. Unbelievable!

Scroll down in the thread for the photos. Rare Bear is still a fan favorite today. She's got a lot of history!

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