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"Faster than the average jackrabbit..."
North of Stead airport and the race course is a dry lake bed. We descended and went chasing jackrabbits as Vlado demonstrated what it is like to fly at race altitude. At 350+ mph and 50 feet above the ground with the sage brush zipping past the adrenaline was definitely kicking in. "I think we just scared the crap out of a couple cows" says Vlado, as a couple black and brown blurs streaked past. "Oh, that's what those were" I replied, grinning from ear to ear.
Suddenly, the plane pulls up slightly and rolls into a hard left hand turn as Vlado keys the intercom again: "There are a couple T6s. Lets go get them!" The two T6's were in tight formation about 100 ft off the deck. I thought "cool, we are going to do some formation flying" as we blasting by them in a mock strafing run. Nope, that was even better!
We then climbed out of the lake bed and headed for home.
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