There is always this story that goes around the races. Of course there is a small group of us fans that will become future racers. We all like to gather around each other away from the standard spectators. We talk about how we’re going to make it and the plans we have to get to the top. Flying for me is most definitely a standard for my life. I want to continue being around people with the same goals.
Evert since I started hanging out with them there has been this story. About a simple hanger man who had done the garage door repairs for the aircraft hangers for decades. It’s said that he watched and leared so much that when the first time someone finally offered him the opportunity to fly he was incredible. For decades this man worked in the hanger and no one had ever given him a chance.
One day a gentleman with some green to risk did what no one else would risk. Even a small bi-plane is a lot to put in the hands of an inexperienced pilot. Although the garage door repair man had nearly no experience with flying he had decades of learning. Watching every race and practive one is bound to become good at what he had.
Today he is now racing and practicing in every race and practice. Because that one man took a chance on him he has no won 4 gold medals and looks to grow more for the next few years. Sad that he started him career so late in life but I’m very happy to hear he made it.
As many people know I do want to be involved in air racing one day as a pilot. I would love to be able to fly the course with the best in the world. I have been working as a carpet cleaner for DeltonaFLCarpetCleaning.com. I will continue to work with them and move up the chain to save up to buy myself a plane of my choice. I am very good at saving money and truly believe that I can save enough over the next ten year to get into air racing.
My goals turn into reality often and I know this is possible. Although I understand that it will take me a long time to save up the cash to afford to jump into the biplane racing. In the meantime I will be training at the Orlando Sanford International Airport. With a few more months of training I will be able to fly on my own. I can always rent planes until I can afford to use my own.
Air racing started back into 1909 in Paris France. Although at the time there weren't near as many pilots in the world. With technology, so much further behind than it is today you can expect that the race didn't last long. However, it wasn’t expected to last long at all. Ten laps of a course just over a kilometer long each and the winner was the plane that could stay in the air the longest. The winner completed just over half the laps.
While air racing went on to change very rapidly with advancements in WW2. In 1919 just ten years after the first air race ever the transcontinental air race was held with a 2700-mile course. With massive advancements in technology because of the second world war air racing became much more popular. Nearly 200,000 people attended the five-day National Championship Air Raves in the Reno Stead Airport.