Air Race News

National Championship Air Races Projects Profit, Success for 2015 Event

– Blue Angels Set to Return for 2016 Event –

National Championship Air Races

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

National Championship Air Races

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]

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

National Championship Air Races

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]

RARA Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

National Championship Air Races

  Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) recently received the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This award is based on a 5-point rating from guests on TripAdvisor. Thanks to all Reno Air Race fans and guests on TripAdvisor for this honor.

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]

Reno Air Races Volunteer Fair June 6

National Championship Air Races

Volunteers opportunities at 2015 National Championship Air Races Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), newly appointed as a 501(c)(3), will hold a volunteer fair on Sat. June 6 at Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill at 5995 S. Virginia from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 2015 National Championship Air Races held every Sept. at the Reno Stead Airport. The fair will be in the upper level of Pinocc ...[Read More]

ON SALE

F-22 Raptor and P51 Mustang. Tickets on sale Now

TICKETS ARE ON SALE  NOW!! Purchase through our website www.airrace.org or call our office at 775-972-6663. If you held reserved seats last year, please call the office to reserve the seats you held last year. SHOPPING IN THE STORE IS NOW OPEN ALSO. Purchase shirts, jackets, programs, pins, hats and memorabilia. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you in September.

2015 Rookie School

2015 Rookie School

The dates for the 2015 Pylon Racing Seminar(PRS) will be June 17-20, 2015. The entry application has been posted! Please make sure you contact the class you plan to attend PRS in. For more information, please look at the Rookie School Page.

National Championship Air Races Names Michael Crowell President and CEO

National Championship Air Races Names Michael Crowell President and CEO

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) has tapped former Coca-Cola executive, Micheal (Mike) Crowell, as president and chief executive officer of the National Championship Air Races. Throughout his established career at Coca-Cola, Crowell managed bottling facilities in the United States, Middle East and Asia. Crowell has a strong reputation as a leader in sales and marketing as well a ...[Read More]

Tickets on sale soon!

National Championship Air Races

Renewal forms have gone out in the mail, to renew the seats you held in 2014. If you did not receive your form, please contact the RARA office at 775-972-6663. Tickets will go on sale to the public on March 3, 2015. You can purchase them from the Air Race website at www.airrace.org , you print them out and they are scanned at the gate, or call the RARA office at the number above. We look forward t ...[Read More]