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  • Randolph AFB Airshow

    Any Indycar fans in the SA area going? Airshows are the next best thing to races.

    http://www.randolph.af.mil/airshow/index.htm

  • #2
    Just saw the Thunderbirds perform last month at the Reno Air Races, and all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!

    I ended up shooting two rolls of film just on their performance alone.

    On a side note, I had my scanner with me to listen in on the air races and was able to listen in on the Thunderbirds which was an experience in itself.

    roach

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jcroche
      Just saw the Thunderbirds perform last month at the Reno Air Races, and all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!

      I ended up shooting two rolls of film just on their performance alone.

      On a side note, I had my scanner with me to listen in on the air races and was able to listen in on the Thunderbirds which was an experience in itself.

      roach
      Way cool! Do you remember the freq or the approximate range of the freq?

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      • #4
        Race Control was 127.3, and when they handed off to the Air Boss, I started searching in this band - sorry, but I can't remember the exact frequency, but it has to be in the 120 - 130 area.

        roach

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        • #5
          Looks like I was a little low in my 120 - 130 estimate (and looks like I missed some of the better frequencies) it was actually in the 140's. Since I was in search mode, I wasn't paying close attention to the the display. Here's a couple of links to Thunderbird frequencies:


          Hope this helps.

          roach
          Last edited by roach; 01-23-2014, 04:09 PM.

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          • #6
            I knew the airshow was scheduled in the San Antonio area this month. I just moved back to Arizona from San Antonio. I love that area where Randolph AFB sits. Too bad I was living near the Sea World area. Sucked out there. The Northeast side of San Antonio rocks!

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            • #7
              Thanks a whole lot Roach.

              I hear what you're saying Jimbo, if you could have liven in SA 20 years ago you'ld have liked the place even better. Suburban sprawl is what's choking the NW side. Progess..I guess. Downtown SA is where the real SA still exist, and that area is getting better all the time.

              Anyway a thought crossed my head, what would the cost be for a travelling Indycar PR booth that hits the major airshows? The military bases have a desirable and probably easily attracted demographic of young and mid-30s people attracted to fast and exciting pursuits, throw in the hundreds of thousands (millions?) of airshow spectators and you have a damm good audience to target. Have a booth with a showcar, an engine on a stand, a TV playing clips of races, bumper stickers, fliers, modestly priced T-shirts, water bottles, hats, etc.

              List of airshows:
              http://www.airshows.com/search/search.asp?type=usalist
              http://www.airshows.com/Thunderbirds_2005.htm
              http://www.airshows.com/blueangels_2005.htm


              Just an idea.

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