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Checkered Flag Club



Checkered Flag Club
Checkered Flag Club

When you want to enjoy a full week of Air Racing at its finest look no further than the Checkered Flag Club. This choice club has everything you want and need to experience the excitement of the National Championship Air Races: a front-and-center viewing location, free Air Race admission, quality dining, official merchandise, and exclusive entertainment - a unique combination of benefits that are unavailable separately.

We look forward to you joining us in the Checkered Flag Club for the most exclusive Air Race fan experience available.

2014 Checkered Flag Club members receive:

  • reserved up-close parking lot with exclusive shuttle service to the CFC Hangar.
  • air race site admission, Pit Pass, and Checkered Flag Club hangar pass for all five days.
  • Checkered Flag Club hat, pin, and official program and poster.
  • complementary bag and coat check.
  • members only "sky view" grandstand seating with individual bucket seats (not backless bleacher seats).
  • exclusive use of the nicely-decorated CFC hangar, set up for dining and socializing with guests from around the world.
  • executive style, climate-controlled restrooms for the exclusive use of CFC members.
  • private sound system - take a break from the elements and listen to the announcers from inside the CFC hangar.
  • catered continental breakfast, lunch, and open bar all five days.
  • noteworthy lunchtime speakers heard only at the CFC club
  • spaghetti dinner on Saturday evening with the keynote speaker of the week.
  • option to purchase exclusive CFC merchandise.
  • one year Reno Air Racing Association Membership which includes quarterly newsletters and a 10% discount on Official RARA merchandise.

. . . and more surprises await you at the club.

And for new members:

Checkered Flag ClubIn addition to the member benefits above, new members receive a jacket with embroidered CFC logo. Memberships are limited to 225 people to maintain the relaxed atmosphere. We encourage you to introduce your friends and family to the many unique rewards of the Checkered Flag Club by inviting them to be your club guest at a special day rate of $200.00. Guest passes include event and CFC hangar admission for one day only and does not include merchandise. Members, please call us at 775-972-6663 to register your guest. The same guest cannot be admitted on more than a single day.

A unique combination of benefits at a great price

Compare the savings - even if you could purchase everything included with your CFC membership separately your costs would add up to well over the price of membership.





Renewing Member - Full season


New Member - Full season


Accompanied Guest - Single day



The convenience of the CFC shuttle from parking to the Club, the exclusive grandstand, well-known guest speakers, a private sound system, a refuge from the elements: only CFC members experience the Air Races in this exclusive environment. Become a member and invite your family and friends to join CFC today while space is available!

Memberships are available for purchase until the maximum of 225 members is reached. Memberships and sponsored guest passes can be purchased on-site at the CFC hangar during the Air Races only if space is available. Early reservations are encouraged.

Note: Checkered Flag Club memberships are available to adults only - no persons under 16 years of age may be admitted.

Download: PDF Checkered Flag Club membership application

High G Ridge

A ticket to the High G Ridge Club includes an afternoon at High G Ridge, lunch, snack, beverages and a High G Ridge hat. The grandstand seating at High G Ridge is located on the north side of the Unlimited race course between pylons five and six and features a shade tent. This is a unique experience to see the race from the back side of the race course. The bus for High G Ridge leaves daily from Gate 2 (labeled G2 on the site map) at approximately 12 noon and returns following the Unlimited Gold race.

Your High G Ridge ticket does not include admission to the National Championship Air Races. A separate general admission or reserved ticket must be purchased in addition to a High G Ridge Club ticket.

The cost per day is $110 for RARA members and $120 for non-members and is limited to the first 150 people daily. High G Ridge tickets are available for Thursday through Sunday. To reserve your tickets, please call the Reno Air Racing Association office at