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NVBAA-Reno Air Races FAA Part 107 Pilot Training FREE Fall Classes – Register Now!

UAV/UAS Certification FREE for military, first responders, high school students and educators Global Robot and Drone Deployment (GRADD), the Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) and Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) have been partners for the successful GRADD-NVBAA STEM Discovery Zone at the STIHL National Championship Air Races since 2015. In addition to their work in STEM education, did you know that NVBAA offers FAA Part 107 Pilot Training? In fact, the training if FREE if you fall into one of these categories: Military veterans and their families, Public safety officers, and High school educators / high school students The world of UAV/UAS is…

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NVBAA-Reno Air Races FAA Part 107 Pilot Training

UAV/UAS Certification FREE for military, first responders, high school students and educators Global Robot and Drone Deployment (GRADD), the Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) and Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) have been partners for the successful GRADD-NVBAA STEM Discovery Zone at the STIHL National Championship Air Races since 2015. In addition to their work in STEM education, did you know that NVBAA offers FAA Part 107 Pilot Training? In fact, the training if FREE if you fall into one of these categories: Military veterans and their families, Public safety officers, and High school educators / high school students The world of UAV/UAS is…

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RARA Scholarship Fundraiser Aims High

Reno Air Racing Association Launches $100k Fundraiser for Scholarships The Reno Air Racing Association’s (RARA) 2022 Flight Training Scholarship recipients are all in training, and the program is going fantastic! We’re pleased to report that all ten students have begin their training and several even expect to be complete by the time the STIHL National Championship Air Races come around on September 14th, 2022. So, it’s time to start getting the program fueled up for the next round! This year, RARA is pleased to announce that we will be once again offering flight training scholarships, and that we will also…

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 DONORS 

2021 was the year the STIHL National Championship Air Races returned after we all weathered some of the most challenging circumstances on record. Generous donations from our dedicated fans and supporters are a vital element of the Reno Air Racing Association’s success, and we want to give our most sincere thanks to everyone who made a gift to help us emerge from the Covid shutdown in 2020 and back into air racing in 2021! Your donations not only helped make the past year possible, but also gave us the resources and energy to begin an exciting journey as we launch…

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Reno Air Racing Association Announces Scholarship Winners

RENO, Nev. (April 19, 2022) – Today the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) proudly announced the recipients of their inaugural Flight Training Scholarship. Ten students were selected from an impressive field of applicants residing in Reno and the surrounding area including Carson City, Fallon and Truckee. Supported by a fundraising campaign and matching grant from the Ray Foundation, scholarships were opened to 15–22-year-olds. “With the success of our NVBAA / GRADD sponsored STEM education area during Race Week each year, it made sense to expand that reach to actual flight training for local youth,” said Fred Telling, President and CEO…

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STIHL National Championship Air Races Tickets on Sale Now

The world’s fastest motorsport returns to the Northern Nevada skies this year for the 58th time, September 14th through 18th! And that means you can now purchase tickets for the STIHL National Championship Air Races. What do we have in store for this year? Well for starters, we recently announced the military performers for this year’s event. Here, fans will be able to witness the unparalleled power, awe-inspiring maneuverability of the F-22 and F-18. Watch as they thunder past the grandstands during their demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday of race week! You won’t want to miss these performances! What else…

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Military Performers Announced for STIHL National Championship Air Races

RENO, Nev. (March 9, 2022) – Attendees of this year’s STIHL National Championship Air Races will be able to witness unparalleled power, awe-inspiring maneuverability and some of the world’s greatest pilots as the F-22 and F-18 demonstrations thunder past the grandstands when they perform Saturday and Sunday of race week. Fans can see these two military demonstrations and so much more during the 2022 event set for Sept. 14-18. F-22 Raptor Demonstration The U.S. Air Force’s premier combat-ready air-to-air dominance stealth fighter aircraft is showcased by the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. The team performs precision aerial maneuvers at airshows around the world…

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Reno Air Racing Association Welcomes New Flight Operations Team

RENO, Nev. (March 3, 2022) – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) has announced an all-new Flight Operations Team. The organization welcomes Owen Ashurst as Air Boss, Bill Beaton as Mini Boss and Tim Fitzgerald as Tower Chief. The Flight Operations team oversees all aspects of flight at the STIHL National Championship Air Races. In October of 2021 former Director of Flight Operations, Tony “Bear” Grady, submitted his resignation to pursue 2022 political interests and the RARA Board quickly went to work mobilizing a Selection Committee which consisted of Board members Sue Gardner, Terry Matter and Todd Donahue. “It was…