National Championship Air Races

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

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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]

RECORD SPEED IN BIPLANE CLASS SET TODAY AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races is the world’s premier air racing event, and a new record was set today, Monday, September 14. RECORD BROKEN: Pilot, Tom Aberle, set a new speed record in the Biplane class in Phantom, a Modified Mong Sport, with a speed of 284.454. Tickets for the show are still available by phone at 775-972-6663 or online at www.airrace.org. For more i ...[Read More]

NBC Sports to Produce One Hour Special on the National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – NBC Sports is slated to air a one-hour special on the National Championship Air Races in February of 2016. This is an incredible opportunity for the Air Races and the Northern Nevada area to be exposed to a national television audience. The one-hour special is being produced by JM Associates, an Emmy Award-winning production company and leader in content development for sports and out ...[Read More]

T minus One Week until Lift-Off at the National Championship Air Races in Reno

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races is the world’s premier air racing event. Tickets for the event are still on sale. WHAT: The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races WHERE: The Reno-Stead Airport 14501 Mt Anderson St, Reno, NV 89506 WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Sunday Sept. 20; 8am – 4:30pm The day begins with Biplane and Formula One Class races with the remaining fou ...[Read More]

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

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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]

Embry-Riddle Invites Public to Test Drone Skills at National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Building on the success of last year’s challenge, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host the second annual small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Challenge at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., Sept. 16-20. The 2015 challenge, which is sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center in partnership with NASA, will be composed o ...[Read More]