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Thunderbirds to Headline 2019 STIHL National Championship Air Races

U.S. Air Force will perform in Reno Sept. 14 & 15 RENO, Nev. (January 8, 2018) — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will take to the Nevada skies next September for the 2019 STIHL National Championship Air Races. The annual event returns Sept. 11–15, 2019 with heart-pounding head-to-head air racing, civilian and military flight demonstrations, static aircraft displays, food and merchandise vendors and new additions set for 2019. “It’s been nearly 10 years since we’ve had the honor of watching the Thunderbirds right here in Reno,” said Tony Logoteta, Reno Air Racing Association chief operating officer. “They put on a…

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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 air racing in the Chinese market. “This is an exciting opportunity for RARA to grow beyond the United States and collaborate with premier partners from other countries to increase our global presence and provide expanded opportunities for pilots to participate in…

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The Reno Air Racing Association Announces Results from Sunday, September 16th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2018 The Reno Air Racing Association Announces Results from Sunday, September 16th -At the 55thAnnual STIHL National Championship Air Races- Reno, Nev.– The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announces the results of the Gold Races of the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races held at Reno-Stead Airport on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The final day of Race week began with the Welcoming Ceremonies, featuring the Fresnotes Quartet’srendition of the National Anthem while the Nevada Air Guard presented the Colors. With speeds reaching over 400 mph, all six classes of aircraft competed in the Gold Race…

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STIHL National Championship Air Races Announces Results from Saturday, September 15th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2018 STIHL National Championship Air Races Announces Results from Saturday, September 15th Reno, Nev.– The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announces the results of Saturday’s race heats held at Reno-Stead Airport on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The STIHL National Championship Air Races kicked off on Saturday with the Welcoming Ceremonies, and the National Anthem sung by Sydney Hurley while the Nevada Air Guard presented the Colors. RARA recognized the Person of the Year, the highest honor of the organization, as Betty Sherman for her outstanding dedication to inspiring future aviators, her enthusiasm and support as…

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STIHL National Championship Air Races Announces Results from Friday, September 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2018 STIHL National Championship Air Races Announces Results from Friday, September 14 Reno, Nev.– The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announces the results of Friday’s race heats held at Reno-Stead Airport on Friday, September 14, 2018. Today, was Military Day at the STIHL National Championship Air Races where all current and former Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard received free admission to the Reserved Seating area and their accompanied family members received a $10 discount for Reserved Seating tickets and RARA staff passed out National Championship Air Racing hats to veterans who attended today. RARA’s…

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STIHL National Championship Air Races Announces Results from Thursday, September 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2018 STIHL National Championship Air Races Announces Results from Thursday, September 13 Reno, Nev.– The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announces the results of Thursday’s race heats held at Reno-Stead Airport on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Today’s events kicked off with Welcoming Ceremonies featuring Jen Grant singing the National Anthem and was followed by special remarks from CEO, Fred Telling and public recognition for all of the international pilots racing this week. The day was filled with racing in all six classes of aircraft along with performances from the Smoke N’ Thunder Jet Truck, John…

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Wednesday, September 12th is Nevada Appreciation Day

  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th IS NEVADA APPRECIATION DAY AT THE STIHL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES   -Nevada residents get $5.00 general admission-   RENO, Nev. [August 29, 2018] – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce Wednesday, September 12th has been named Nevada Appreciation Day at the 55th STIHL National Championship Air Races. All current Nevada residents will be offered a special General Admission rate of only $5.00 with proof of a Nevada state ID or driver’s license. “As a Nevada local non-profit, we want to give our residents the opportunity to come out and experience the Races,”…

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RARA Announces Racer Lineup for 2018 STIHL National Championship Air Races

Racers Announced for the 55th  STIHL National Championship Air Races Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated racing lineup for the 55th STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at Reno-Stead Airport. The event will feature six racing classes including Unlimited, Jet, Sport, T6, Formula One and Biplane, with speeds reaching over 500 miles per hour. Defending Gold champions returning this year include Rick Vandam flying American Spirit in the Jet Class, Jeff Lavelle flying Race 39 in the Sport Class, John Lohmar flying Radial Velocity in the T6 Class, Lowell…