Wednesday, August 18, 2010

“Blue Thunder II Crew Report”

“Blue Thunder II Crew Report”
August 15, 2010

The July 18 report was to remind everyone that we were preparing for the trip to Oshkosh for the AirVenture convention there. We are back now, and we had a great trip. “Blue Thunder II” was parked on the south east corner of AeroShell Square just off the pavement next to the Reno Air Races tent, one of the highest traffic areas of the show.

There could not have been a better spot on the planet for “Blue Thunder II” to be parked where it would have attracted more attention. There was always crowd around, many asking the same questions. Our answers were always the same, Falconer V-12 engine with thanks to Tempest filters, Odyssey batteries, ERC racing fuel and Air Graphics.

Many of the EAA executives and photographers dropped by for a visit with the Blue Crew. Paul Poberezny himself dropped by for a visit.

As we all know, the Reno Air Races are approaching fast and we are working on a few updates to insure we will be able to put on a good show and place well in the standings.

Again, American air Racing will be hosting the tenth annual Thunderstorm 2010 with the usual good food and drink in the usual family style on the ramp after the races each day. Everyone with a Thunder Mustang or an interest in it is welcome.

Blue Thunder fans planning to attend the Reno Air Races this year, the Grand Sierra Hotel is offering a discounted rate to Sport Class fans. Blue Thunder fans who have not already made arrangements for their accommodations might find the following information from the Sport Class helpful. The information sent to the Sport Class members, and available to Blue Thunder II fans, is as follows.

[Editor note: We got this via email after Aug 9, sorry]

Attendees should make their own reservation BEFORE/PRIOR TO Monday, August 9, 2010 by calling the Grand Sierra Hotel direct at 800-648-5080 please refer to the event name of Sports Class Racing Association. All rooms confirmed on Monday, August 9, 2010 will become the finalized room block. All reservations require a credit card guarantee for the first night’s room and tax as a deposit at the time the reservation is made. Individual cancellations received within forty-eight (48) hours of arrival will be charged first night’s rate and tax. Reservations received after the cut-off date will only be honored on a “space available” basis at the prevailing rate. The Hotel will assume no obligation to honor reservations booked over and above the existing room allotment.

I wish to thank everyone for their continued support. The next update will come when the Crew, Blue and I get back from Oshkosh. I will report on what happened on the trip and our plans for the Reno Races and Thunderstorm 2010.

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