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Sights & Sounds

The Thunderbirds are Coming!

After nearly a decade the world-famous Thunderbirds are returning to the 2019 STIHL National Championship Air Races. When the U.S. Air Force pilots take to the Nevada skies Sept. 14-15, spectators will be captivated by their impressive formation flying and daring solo routines. The Thunderbirds will perform nearly 40 maneuvers including a ground show and air demonstration that shows off the traini ...[Read More]

Mike O’Brien Named Director of Operations

THE RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION NAMES MIKE O’BRIEN NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS RENO, Nev. [November 20, 2018] – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced today that MikeO’Brien has been named Director of Operations. Mike brings over 25 years of senior corporate and operations management to the position as well as an extensive background working with the FAA. Beginning his aviation career in ...[Read More]

RARA Announces Partnership to Expand Air Racing in China

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce a ten-year agreement with First General Aviation Operation & Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd (FGAOM) to expand closed course, multi-class pylon air racing into China. As part of this partnership, FGAOM receives a license to utilize the RARA brand, intellectual property and consulting support to plan and implement closed-course pylon a ...[Read More]

The Reno Air Racing Association has been organizing the Reno National Championship Air Races for over 50 years. Taking place each year during the month of September, just north of Reno, the Reno Air Races have become a tradition for Northern Nevadan’s and an attraction for aviation enthusiasts from across the country. We invite you to purchase your tickers for the Reno Air Races today!

The 2018 Reno Air Races (the National Championship Air Races) will be held September 12-16 and tickets are on sale now! You may place general admission ticket orders online through our website all the way up through Race Week. We ask that once you purchase your online ticket for the 2018 National Championship Air Races, please print ticket so it can be scanned upon entrance to the Reno Air Races. Additionally, you can purchase your 2018 National Championship Air Races ticket in-person, at the entry gate.

National Championship Air Races in Reno Nevada - 2018 Tickets are available now for the September 2018 Show