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Old 06-09-2021, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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no more speed testing at Mojave Airport

In 2018, the Mojave Magnum, and Mojave Mile, at the Mojave Air and Spaceport, California, closed as a racing venue. There had been a motorcyclist fatality there in April of that year.
The Texas Mile and USFRA 130-Club remain as limited access, closed-courses for exploring aero mods.

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Old 06-10-2021, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's also about when the innovative airport manager was replaced.
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In 2018, the Mojave Magnum, and Mojave Mile, at the Mojave Air and Spaceport, California, closed as a racing venue. There had been a motorcyclist fatality there in April of that year.
The Texas Mile and USFRA 130-Club remain as limited access, closed-courses for exploring aero mods.
Curious, did they also close the test Air facility when they had their first test fatality?
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Curious, did they also close the test Air facility when they had their first test fatality?
Was that the Scaled Composites space plane Crash?
I went by their place after Bonneville, but they'd already closed the office for the weekend. I really wanted to see the 5-axis router.
I've not heard anything since the event. And with the iterative successes of Space X, competitors may have just bailed. Boeing can't even compete.

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