RARA Will Help Educate Youth About Aviation and Technology

National Championship Air Races

RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION WILL HELP EDUCATE LOCAL YOUTH ABOUT AVIATION AND TECHNOLOGY AT RENO ACES EDUCATION DAY, MAY 15

RENO, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to announce they will be partnering with the Reno Aces for Education Day on May 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Greater Nevada Field. RARA’s STEM Education Center Coordinator, Reza Karamooz, his GRADD-NVBAA team and racing pilot Dennis Beuhn will be present to share information about technology, aviation and what it takes to become a pilot.

RARA’s GRADD-NVBAA team will have drones on display as well as two flight simulators. Several ground robots will be on display ranging in size from as small as a ping-pong ball to large VEX robots. RARA will have a 3D printer onsite with many 3D printed items on display, including small baseball bats. There will be 2017 Aviation Collector Cards available as giveaways for attendees.

“We are looking forward to this great opportunity to teach our local youth about aviation and technology,” said Tony Logoteta, COO of RARA. “Youth aviation education is something RARA is very passionate about and this event will highlight some of the amazing things we offer in our GRADD-NVBAA STEM Education Discovery Zone at the STIHL National Championship Air Races.”

Education Day is an event designed for educators and students to learn more about the Desert Research Institute – Science Alive to incorporate STEM principles, safety tips, environmental care, college information and life skills with baseball.

Tickets are on sale for the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at Reno Stead Airport. For more information or to volunteer visit www.airrace.org.

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About the Reno Air Racing Association: The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the National Championship Air Races every September just north of Reno. The Reno Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Independent economic impact studies have shown that our event generates as much as $91.7 million annually for our local economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. For more information on the STIHL National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visitwww.airrace.org.

About GRADD CO:(Global Robot And Drone Deployment) is a Las Vegas-based Socially Responsible Nevada Corporation. GRADD is a leading technology firm in the areas of software and data analytics, creating actionable results from aerial and/or ground data. Some of GRADD’s industry partners include Intel, Sony, FLIR and Leica Geosystems. GRADD has developed and facilitated educational curriculum for Intel Corporation for 3D Modeling, 3D design, and 3D printing. GRADD provides complete solutions for commercial and governmental clients, from mission planning, to aerial and ground data collection, to data analytics, to delivering the final results as 3D aerial surveys, maps, and inspection reports.

GRADD supports local schools, and sponsors after-school clubs, and year-round internships for underrepresented youth in the Las Vegas area. GRADD also sponsors and supports the Aviation Post 888, serving youth 13 to 20 years old in the Las Vegas Area Council of Boy Scouts. For more information about GRADD, call 702-879-9100, visit www.GRADD.co, follow us on Twitter (@GRADD_CO) or email info@gradd.co.

About NVBAA:Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) is a Nevada 501(c)3 non-profit education charity based in Las Vegas. NVBAA supports the aviation, aerospace, and UAS industries throughout Nevada. NVBAA advocates for the expansion of aviation-based STEM Education offerings for K-12 youth, statewide economic development, airport infrastructure expansion and the creation of high-paying jobs in Aviation, Aerospace and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Great State of Nevada. NVBAA’s 450 members represent Nevada’s top aviation business, industry stakeholders, and academia leaders, plus top government, and community representatives. NVBAA is the Nevada chapter of NBAA (National Business Aviation Association).

NVBAA supports local schools, and sponsors after-school clubs, and year-round internships for students interested in aviation in the Las Vegas area. Together with GRADD, NVBAA sponsors and supports the Aviation Post 888, serving youth 13 to 20 years old in the Las Vegas Area Council of Boy Scouts. Learn more about NVBAA at www.nvbaa.org, follow us on Twitter (@NVBAA) or email info@nvbaa.org.

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