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RARA Announces Fred Telling as CEO

RARA Announces Fred Telling as CEO

RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FRED TELLING AS CEO  The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce that Fred Telling, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RARA, has also been named CEO of the organization, effective immediately. Joey Scolari, a member of the RARA Board of Directors who had stepped into the role of Interim CEO when former CEO Mike Crowell left the organizatio ...[Read More]

Reno Air Racing Association Announces Aerobatics Performers for 55th Annual STIHL National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Reno Air Racing Association Announces Aerobatics Performers for 55th Annual STIHL National Championship Air Races The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to release the initial list of performers for the 2018 STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12 – 16, 2018 at the Reno-Stead Airport. The Patriots Jet Team will headline this year’s performers. The Screamin’ Sasquat ...[Read More]

Tickets for 55th Annual STIHL National Championship Air Races Are Now On Sale

National Championship Air Races

2018 Tickets for the 55th Annual STIHL National Championship Air Races Now On Sale The event is scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at the Reno-Stead Airport. Tickets can be purchased here in the following options/categories: General Admission Pit Passes Chairman’s Tent The following tickets can be purchased by calling 775-972-6663: Checkered Flag Club Box Seating Reserved & RV Parking   Rese ...[Read More]

RARA Announces “GRADD-NVBAA STEM Education Discovery Zone” at 54th National Championship Air Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 14, 2017 RARA Announces “GRADD-NVBAA STEM Education Discovery Zone” at 54th National Championship Air Races Reno, NV – The 54th National Championship Air Races today announced that as part of the 2017 event, Global Robot And Drone Deployment (GRADD) and the Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) will expand offerings for youth education and host the “GRADD-NVBAA ...[Read More]

RARA Announces Racers for the 54th National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2017 RARA Announces Racers for the 54th National Championship Air Races Reno, NV – The Reno Air Racing Association today announced the lineup of racers for the 54th National Championship Air Races. “We are beyond excited about our racing lineup this year,” Reno Air Racing Association COO Tony Logoteta said. “This is a great group of pilots and planes that we can har ...[Read More]

National Championship Air Races Partners with Costco to Sell Tickets

National Championship Air Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017       National Championship Air Races Partners with Costco to Sell Tickets Costco members can purchase discounted tickets online   Reno, Nev. – The National Championship Air Races has partnered with Costco and members can now purchase two discounted one-day Saturday or Sunday General Admission tickets to this year’s National Championship Air ...[Read More]

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.