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A Sierra Wave farewell

Carson Valley aviators are remembering weather forecaster Doug Armstrong next week. A long time Reno resident, Doug died on March 5 at the age of 75. He was instrumental in spotting the Sierra Wave that Minden resident Gordon Boettger rode on his record soaring flights. Doug also served as a ground contact for Boettger, providing updates on the Minden pilot’s flights and funneling valuable weather intel to him both before and while he was in the air. He was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for 39 years serving in Florida, Alaska, The North Pole, and finally, in Reno. …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 29, 2013 04:08PM Published Apr 12, 2013 11:26AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.