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Reno Air Races 2005 Action Heats Up!
Reno, Nevada
August 20, 2005
Rare Bear Wing Mods Underway
Story by: Wayne Sagar
Photography By: Mike Gallagher

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And The Action Begins!

As we get ever closer to the 2005 Reno National Championship Air Races, much speculation has begun to flow about who is doing what? It's not much of a secret that the Rare Bear guys have been planning on aero mods to the airplane to attempt to give them a better chance at repeating their win in 2004. Official news from the team has been hard to come by this year but our man in Reno, Mike Gallagher made a trip to the "Bear Cave" this last weekend to get a first hand look.

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Mike filed the photos you see on this page and from them, we'll all have to gather whatever we can about just exactly what the team did to the flow over the wing on the Rare Bear.

Sources close to the team tell us that flight testing will commence soon and that the airplane is in better mechanical condition than it has been in many years.

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Who will get the Gold on Sunday??? The pot has definitely been stirred!

Stay Tuned!

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