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National Championship Air Races Projects Profit, Success for 2015 Event

– Blue Angels Set to Return for 2016 Event –

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Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) has released preliminary results for the 2015 National Championship Air Races and is projecting a profit of over $100,000. Results will be finalized at year-end. The original budget for 2015 called for a $630,000 loss, so the projected profit is very good news for the event. Over 150,000 attended this year’s event with pilots racing in six classe ...[Read More]

Robert “Hoot” Gibson Wins Unlimited Gold Race in “Strega” at 2015 National Championship Air Races

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Gibson unseats six-time gold winner Steve Hinton in “Voodoo” who did not finish the race Reno, Nev. – The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races came to a close today with Robert “Hoot” Gibson as the winner of the Unlimited Gold Race with a speed of 488.983mph in “Strega.” Stewart Dawson flying “Rare Bear” was second (471.957) and Dennis Sanders in “Dreadnought” was third (420.361). Steve Hin ...[Read More]

RECORD SPEED IN BIPLANE CLASS SET TODAY AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES

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Reno, Nev. – The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races is the world’s premier air racing event, and a new record was set today, Monday, September 14. RECORD BROKEN: Pilot, Tom Aberle, set a new speed record in the Biplane class in Phantom, a Modified Mong Sport, with a speed of 284.454. Tickets for the show are still available by phone at 775-972-6663 or online at www.airrace.org. For more i ...[Read More]

NBC Sports to Produce One Hour Special on the National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – NBC Sports is slated to air a one-hour special on the National Championship Air Races in February of 2016. This is an incredible opportunity for the Air Races and the Northern Nevada area to be exposed to a national television audience. The one-hour special is being produced by JM Associates, an Emmy Award-winning production company and leader in content development for sports and out ...[Read More]

T minus One Week until Lift-Off at the National Championship Air Races in Reno

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races is the world’s premier air racing event. Tickets for the event are still on sale. WHAT: The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races WHERE: The Reno-Stead Airport 14501 Mt Anderson St, Reno, NV 89506 WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Sunday Sept. 20; 8am – 4:30pm The day begins with Biplane and Formula One Class races with the remaining fou ...[Read More]

52nd Annual National Championship Air Races in Reno – Sneak Peek

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With the kickoff of the National Championship Air Races only two weeks away, there are a few highlights to consider when purchasing tickets and coming out to the Reno-Stead Airfield Sept. 16-20. Check out the event information below and mark the calendar for this year’s air race and show. Spectators will see six classes of planes including: Unlimited Class – Stock or modified WWII fighters w ...[Read More]

Embry-Riddle Invites Public to Test Drone Skills at National Championship Air Races

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Building on the success of last year’s challenge, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host the second annual small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Challenge at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., Sept. 16-20. The 2015 challenge, which is sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center in partnership with NASA, will be composed o ...[Read More]

National Championship Air Races Expands UNR, NASA Sponsored Drone Zone

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National Championship Air Races Expands UNR, NASA Sponsored Drone Zone   Reno, Nev. – NASA is set to expand on information related to its Unmanned Traffic Management research agenda at this year’s National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev. Sept. 16-20. This year’s event will feature an expanded Drone Zone sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Inno ...[Read More]

Reno Air Racing Association Announces Additional Performers for 2015 Event

  Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association continues to secure additional performers to what will be one of the best line-ups of exciting entertainment in the history of the races. In addition to previously announced performers including the Tora, Tora, Tora Airshow, Breitling Jet Team and F-16 Fighting Falcon, the Reno Air Racing Association is proud to welcome aerobatics pilot David Mar ...[Read More]

Dear Reno Air Racing Fans

National Championship Air Races

 Dear Reno Air Racing Fans: 2015 will be a pivotal year in the history of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA). Although RARA has enjoyed a remarkable fifty plus year span of operations, the truth is that the organization has financial challenges. The tragic events of 2011 only deepened the fiscal concerns. The board of directors, the staff, and the multitude of volunteers that make sure we have ...[Read More]