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 noted aviation artist, Joe Jones, honoring National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinees at this year’s event. The prints include: Neil A. Armstrong, Patty Wagstaff, Dick Rutan, Robert “Hoot” Gibson, Bud Anderson, Gene Cernan and R.A. “Bob” Hoover.

Three of those legendary names will be in Reno in the NAHI tent at the races including Bud Anderson, Dick Rutan and Robert “Hoot” Gibson.

A preview of one of the prints was released today. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NAHI is giving a sneak peak of Neil Armstrong’s limited-edition print.

“The National Aviation Heritage Invitational is providing a preview of our new limited-edition print honoring Neil Armstrong’s aviation, space and educational career,” said Ken Perich Executive Director of NAHI. “This beautiful print highlights not only Neil’s space accomplishments but his extensive flight experience as well. This print will be formally unveiled at the National Championship Air Races on Thursday, Sept. 12.”

Prints will be available for sale at the static NAHI display area located at the east end of the grandstands. For more information visit, or