Reno Championship Air Races

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]

Statement from Reno Air Racing Association and RARA Event Committee Regarding Precious Metal Disqualification

National Championship Air Races

Sept. 29, 2014 – The passion of our air race fans is truly unmatched and is reflected in the conversations that have gone on since the end of the 2014 National Championship Air Races. It’s unfortunate that the quality of racing during this year’s event has been overshadowed, for some, by the controversy surrounding the disqualification of Precious Metal in the Breitling Unlimited Gold Race. ...[Read More]

Statement Regarding 2014 Unlimited Gold Championship Race

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – Sunday, Sept. 14 concluded what was one of the most competitive National Championship Air Races in recent histories. Throughout the week, nearly 120 pilots, across six classes of airplanes, thrilled fans with racing that was intense and extremely close. Unfortunately, the results of Sunday’s thrilling Breitling Unlimited Gold Race have been called into question by some fans and pilots ...[Read More]

Updated Statement from the National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – At approximately 3:30 p.m. today, Sport Class pilot Lee Behel, 64, from San Jose, Calif. was involved in a fatal accident during a qualifying heat of the National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Airport. Behel was flying a GP-5, “Sweet Dreams.” This was single-plane incident and no other pilots or spectators were injured. In addition to being one of the founders of the Sport ...[Read More]

Statement from the National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – Today, at approximately 3:30 p.m., there was an incident involving one of our participating sport aircraft during the qualifying heat. The pilot is deceased. Per the policy of the Reno Air Racing Association, the name of the pilot and aircraft will not be released pending notification of next of kin. Flying has been cancelled for the remainder of today. Currently, the event will resum ...[Read More]

Air Race legends to race head-to-head for first time headlining star-studded racing field

Air Race legends to race head-to-head for first time headlining star-studded racing field

Reno, Nev. – With the kickoff of the National Championship Air Races less than two weeks away, the historic aviation event released its complete list of pilots and planes scheduled to compete for Air Racing gold. The lineup features nearly 120 pilots and planes and is headlined by a highly anticipated rivalry that pits two of the winningest Unlimited pilots in Air Race history head-to-head in the ...[Read More]

F-22 PILOT DELIVERS JET TO RENO AIR RACES, MAKES RACE DEBUT IN T-6 CLASS

F-22 PILOT DELIVERS JET TO RENO AIR RACES, MAKES RACE DEBUT IN T-6 CLASS

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Lt. Col. Kevin Sutterfield, an Air Force Reserve F-22 pilot, will be delivering an F-22 to the 51st Annual Reno National Championship Air Races and then making his debut in a 1942 AT-6 Texan during the competition Sept. 10-14. “It’s a real privilege to fly these amazing aircraft and to be part of this legendary aviation event,” said Sutterfield. “For a kid ...[Read More]

Reno Mayor Organizes the Ultimate Ice Bucket Challenge to Benefit ALS of Nevada

Reno Mayor Organizes the Ultimate Ice Bucket Challenge to Benefit ALS of Nevada

August 26, 2014 (Reno, NV)- Reno Mayor Bob Cashell has taken it upon himself to organize the largest ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser the city has seen. On Thursday, August 28 from 11am-3pm, the community is invited to dunk leaders of local event and community organizations and charities in the Ultimate Ice Bucket Challenge Dunk Tank at Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill on 5995 S. Virginia St. with a ...[Read More]

National Championship Air Races to be site of unmanned aerial challenge

National Championship Air Races to be site of unmanned aerial challenge

Reno, Nev. – With help from partner Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, the National Championship Air Races will be home to the first-ever Small UAS Challenge during this September’s 51st event. The challenge, which is free to enter and takes place Sept. 12 – 14, will test a number of skills and demonstrate a variety of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). The Small UAS ...[Read More]