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By Don Berliner

This can be the heritage of air racing from its beginnings in 1909 at Reims, France, to the top of the 2008 racing season at Reno, Nevada. The historical past of air racing is especially a lot the background of aviation, with glamorous pilots, a few of army reputation (e.g., Jimmy Doolittle) and developers (e.g., Glenn Curtiss), machines that captivated the nationwide mind's eye, and lots of particularly unknown tinkerers and architects. This publication follows air racing from pre-World battle I ecu races, throughout the interwar years whilst renowned air races influenced army layout, and the booms and struggles of the postwar years prior to racing came across an everlasting domestic within the Nevada wasteland.

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It is easy to say but oh so hard to do. But, that is exactly what some of the people we have a difficult time beating ARE doing. They are working hard in training and working easy in the competition. This is an advantage some of our younger competitors have on us old guys. They still view this as a game. We see it as life or death and it’s neither one. What winning means to each of us is a very individual thing. One thing is certain however, your worth as a person is not equal to your score this day.

When an athlete has the mind-set that they expect to perform well victory is automatically an option. For others hope is their mind-set. Who would you pick to win that competition? I certainly wouldn’t rely on hope. Another example of a champion who expects to win is archer Darrell Pace. I first met Darrell in 1976 at the Olympics. At 5 feet 10 inches tall and only 115 pounds, Darrell didn’t look like an Olympic athlete. Yet at the tender age of 19, he was already the World Champion and world record holder in archery.

It’s fun and it’s an Olympic sport,” he said. I was interested. ” “You don’t have to be strong. ” He said. ” “You don’t understand,” he replied. “You don’t have to be tall or strong or fast. ” I exclaimed. “There’s an Olympic sport where all you have to do is be still. I can do that! ” That was the beginning of my shooting career. My father took me to that rifle club meeting and they let me shoot. I wasn’t good at it but I wasn’t bad at it. I was average. I had never been average at anything in my life and I was average at this sport from the very first night.

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