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Preview of National Aviation Heritage Invitational Neil A. Armstrong Print Released

Meet with some of the featured aviation legends at the STIHL National Championship Air Races Sept. 11-15, 2019 RENO, Nev. (Aug. 5, 2019) —The National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) is thrilled to return to the STIHL National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev. this September. Come see skillfully restored vintage aircraft on the ramp as they compete for the grand champion Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy and meet some of aviation’s legends in person. In addition to featuring incredible vintage aircraft NAHI will continue its mission to keep aviation history alive with the release of limited-edition prints created by…

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STIHL National Championship Air Races Announces Final Performance Lineup

RENO, Nev. (July 16, 2019) —As if featuring the world’s fastest motorsport wasn’t enough the 2019 STIHL National Championship Air Races will feature a jam-packed performance schedule filled with new additions and some returning event staples. The core of the event is the six racing classes – Unlimited, Jet, Sport, T-6, Formula One and Biplane – competing head-to-head at speeds exceeding 500 mph. With some incredible racing planned, event veterans will also see the return of the National Aviation Heritage Invitational and GRADD-NVBAA STEM Education Discovery Zone. The performance lineup has been finalized: STOL Drag Racing Demonstration – September 12–15The world’s largest…

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STOL Drag Racing to Make Debut in Reno

This year’s demonstration may lead to first new racing class in more than 20 years RENO, Nev. (July 16, 2019) —Combine heart pounding head-to-head racing with major horsepower and a little dirt and you’ve got the STOL Drag Racing Demonstration. Set to make its debut at the STIHL National Championship Air Races Sept. 11-15 in Reno, Nev., organizers hope this year’s demonstration becomes a brand-new racing class in the future. “It’s like car drag racing meets aviation and it’s going to bring a whole new energy to the races in September,” said Kevin Quinn, president and founder of STOL Drag….

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Tony Marini Joins Reno Air Racing Association Board

RENO, Nev. (June 4, 2019) —Former Hot August Nights executive director, Tony Marini, is lending his expertise to another major Reno event – the STIHL National Championship Air Races. The Reno Air Racing Association announced today that Marini has joined its board of directors. “Tony will be an enormous asset,” said Fred Telling, Reno Air Racing Association chairman and chief executive officer. “I am impressed with his experience and deep commitment to the local community. The entire board looks forward to working with him on the 2019 races.” For the last several years Marini has served as director of casino…

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Reno Air Racing Association Secures License Through 2020 for STIHL National Championship Air Races

RENO, Nev. (May 24, 2019) —The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced today that the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) has approved to extend the event license agreement through 2020. The rolling two-year agreement will continue to renew annually. “The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority is proud to continue its long-term relationship with the historic Reno Air Racing Association,” Marily Mora, President/CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, said. “The races are more than a tradition, they are an iconic aviation event known worldwide. We look forward to working with the RARA team in 2019 and 2020.” The licensing agreement ensures the STIHL National…

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Reno Air Racing Association Welcomes New Staff Members

Reno Air Racing Association recently hired two new staff members. Seonga McNeal joins as event services and communications coordinator and Larri Picker fills the position of executive assistant and human resources. “In their short time here, Seonga and Larri have already made significant contributions to the organization,” said Tony Logoteta, COO of the Reno Air Racing Association. “They have jumped in with both feet, displayed a positive attitude, and we are very happy to have them on our team.” Seonga McNealA graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism, Seonga is a Reno native with more than a decade of experience in…

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Free STIHL National Championship Air Races Field Trip Signups Open

The STEM Discovery Zone returns this September RENO, Nev. (May 8, 2019) —The STIHL National Championship Air Races’ free annual GRADD-NVBAA STEM Education Discovery Zone is returning in September bigger and better than ever. Educators and those interested in bringing youth to the free STEM learning hub are encouraged to sign up soon. “The STEM Discovery Zone is an incredible opportunity for youth to experience some fun, engaging STEM-based hands-on activities in an amazing setting, NVBAA and GRADD do a great job,” said Tony Logoteta, COO of the Reno Air Racing Association. “We’re excited to expand the program again this year and are…

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World-Renowned Aerobatic Pilot Rob Holland to Perform at 2019 STIHL National Championship Air Races

Fans can see Holland’s gravity-defying performance Thursday through Sunday RENO, Nev. (February 26, 2019) —Rob Holland is one of the most decorated aerobatic pilots in the world. He’s an eight-time national aerobatic champion, four-time world freestyle champion, and 24-time international medal holder. As impressive as those numbers are the crowds at the 2019 STIHL National Championship Air Races will be wowed by a more spectacular set of numbers; Holland’s aircraft can pull 16 positive and negative g’s and can roll at an astonishing 500 degrees per second. “I’m extremely excited to perform in Reno. The National Championship Air Races are…

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Reno Air Racing Association Welcomes New Board Members

RENO, Nev. (February 12, 2019) —Reno Air Racing Association announces the addition of two new members to the board of directors in 2019 and the departure of longtime board member and former board chairman John Agather. “I can’t thank John enough for his passion and dedication to this organization,” said Fred Telling, chairman of the board of directors. “His work has left an undeniable impact on the STIHL National Championship Air Races, helping to propel the event forward. We look forward to seeing his continued involvement on the chairman’s advisory committee. We are delighted to add Mark Bailey and Todd…

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STIHL National Championship Air Races Set For September 11-15

RENO, Nev. (February 4, 2019) — Aviation tradition returns to Reno, Nev. this September with the STIHL National Championship Air Races. The event brings aviation enthusiasts from around the world to experience a legendary show and one of the last events of its kind. For one week, the high desert north of Reno becomes home to hundreds of aircraft, their pilots and crews, many eager to compete in heart-pounding head-to-head air racing. Qualified competitors vie for the top spot in six racing classes including Unlimited, Jet, Sport, T-6, Formula One and Biplane. The event also features civilian and military flight…