AirVenture: Day 0

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The iconic brown arch is ready to go.

 

Menacing skies on Sunday afternoon steered north of Wittman. This SNJ4 in Warbird Parking stayed dry.

 

A Fairchild XNQ-1, owned by Don and Ann Pellegreno, in Warbird Parking on Sunday.

 

Old school inspiration. New school construction. It’s not hard to see the Beech Staggerwing influence in this Griffin Lionheart.

 

Mooney’s Acclaim is ready for Monday.

 

Red One.

Hayward Air Rally prepares for takeoff

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Organizers note it’s less than 60 days from the start of the Hayward Air Rally from Hayward, Calif., to Oshkosh. More than 30 aircraft have entered to date, but organizers say they hope to have 50 to celebrate the rally’s 50th year.

Wonder what it’s like to fly in the air rally? Following is an account by Gil Takemori, who flew in the rally for the first time in 2013:

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