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A Future Home Awaits

We’re looking for a new home for the National Championship Air Races and want ideas from our air race family and beyond to help make it possible. While we’re hoping for a lot, we absolutely need the following in terms of airport, venue and regional impact: If you need more information or want to submit a proposal, please click the button below. Have additional ideas, thoughts or notions of things we should include or look for in our next home? Leave us a note at [email protected].

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RARA 2023 Flight Training Scholarship Winners Announced

RENO, NEV.  – Earlier this month, Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) proudly announced the 2023 recipients of the second annual Flight Training Scholarship (FTS) program. “’Racing for the Future’ is more than just a saying – it’s a mindset our association has in order to facilitate the future of aviation in our local youth,” said Fred Telling, Reno Air Racing Association CEO. “Through these scholarships, we can continue to foster a love for aviation while helping to ‘STEM’ the pilot shortage. We’re thankful for the Ray Foundation and the gifts from various donors for helping us make this scholarship program…

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General Ticketing Opens March 22nd

Ticketing will open to the general public for the last National Championship Air Races at Stead Field this Wednesday, March 22nd at 8AM PT. We will have ongoing announcements about our active search for a new home for the National Championship Air Races, but for sure you’ll want to be there for this year as we close nearly six decades at Stead. Please visit for the latest information on all of our ticketing options. We will be implementing dynamic ticketing this year, so prices will increase as we get closer to the event. Prices will be the lowest possible when…

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VOTE for NCAR in the USA Today 10 Best Airshows Poll!

The National Championship Air Races has once again been nominated in the 2023 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards! An expert panel selected the National Championship Air Races as a contender for Best Air Show, which just launched. The contest gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice, and a person can vote once a day for the run of the contest. Even though our cherished event is having its last races this September in Reno, we’d like to let the world know how much we all love the Reno Air Races, so please visit the link below EVERY…

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To Our Loyal Fans and Passionate Community

It is with heavy hearts that we write this to let you know that, after nearly 60 years of air racing in northern Nevada, 2023 will be the last National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Airport. While we knew this day might come, we had hoped it wouldn’t come so soon. Citing the region’s significant growth amongst other concerns, the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority has made the decision to sunset the event. For so many around the world, Reno has become synonymous with air racing and it is hard to imagine the National Championship Air Races gracing any other…

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2023 to Mark Final Year for National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport

Today, the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) and the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced that they have reached an agreement for 2023 to be the final year the Reno-Stead Airport will host the National Championship Air Races. The Reno Air Racing Association’s final Reno-Stead Airport event is set to take place from September 13-17 and will feature the seven classes of air racing plus extraordinary military and civilian demonstrations that fans have come to love as well as a celebration of the event’s almost 60 years in northern Nevada. “We want to celebrate six decades of partnership, competition and…

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RARA 2023 Aviation Scholarship Window Opening Soon

Following on the success of our inaugural year for offering aviation scholarships, the Reno Air Racing Association will be opening the application window for 2023 in early February. We’d like to congratulate our 2022 RARA Scholarship Squadron for their accomplishments, and look forward to introducing you to our next group of RARA Scholars! Please visit for more details!

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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…