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Patriots Jet Team

Patriots Jet Team

The Patriots Jet Team will return to the Reno sky this year to entertain and thrill the spectators with its exhilarating aerobatic performances! The Patriots Jet Team is the largest civilian-owned aerobatic jet team in the western hemisphere and features pilots who were formally U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Patriots Jet Team owner, Randy Howell had a vision of creating a ...[Read More]

RARA Announces NAHI Will Return in 2018

                   National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) returns to the STIHL National Championship Air Races RENO, Nev. [July 11, 2018] – Fred Telling, Chairman and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), announced today that RARA and the National Aviation Heritage InvitationalLLC (NAHI) have reached an agreement which will bring NAHI back to the STIHL National Champion ...[Read More]

RARA Announces Oris Watches as the Official Timepiece Sponsor

Reno Air Racing Association Announces Oris as the  Official Timepiece Sponsor for the 55thannual STIHL National Championship Air Races -Scheduled for September 12-16, 2018 at Reno-Stead Airport- Reno, Nev.–  The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce Oris as the Official Timepiece Sponsor for the 55thannual STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018 a ...[Read More]

RARA Will Help Educate Youth About Aviation and Technology

National Championship Air Races

RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION WILL HELP EDUCATE LOCAL YOUTH ABOUT AVIATION AND TECHNOLOGY AT RENO ACES EDUCATION DAY, MAY 15 RENO, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to announce they will be partnering with the Reno Aces for Education Day on May 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Greater Nevada Field. RARA’s STEM Education Center Coordinator, Reza Karamooz, his GRADD-NVBAA team ...[Read More]

RARA Welcomes Two New Local Members to the Board of Directors

National Championship Air Races

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced today that it has expanded its Board of Directors and welcomes two new local members, Tony Logoteta and Bobbi Thompson following the vote at the April 26 Board Meeting. “We are so fortunate to have Tony and Bobbi joining the Board. Beyond their day-to-day operational expertise, they bring local ties, management and aviation experience to enhance the ...[Read More]

RARA Will Display Air Racing Plane at “The Biggest Little Birthday” Reno 150 Celebration

National Championship Air Races

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) will be participating as a vendor at “The Biggest Little Birthday” Reno 150 Celebration at Greater Nevada Field on Wednesday, May 9 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. RARA will display a race plane and have a booth at the event where discounted General Admission tickets will be available for the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races. “We are excited to be part ...[Read More]

RARA Welcomes Bobbi Thompson as VP of Strategic Planning

National Championship Air Races

RENO, Nev [April 26, 2018] – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to welcome Bobbi Thompson to the team as VP of Strategic Planning. Bobbi Thompson is currently the Airport Manager at Minden Airport and brings her knowledge of the aviation industry to assist RARA with sponsorship coordination and operational efficiency. Bobbi Thompson has successfully run the Minden Air Show for ...[Read More]

***NOTICE: Time Change for Episode Three *** Episode Three of the 2017 STIHL National Championship Air Races “Gold Races” to Air at new time on NBC Sports Network Saturday, April 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018 ***NOTICE: TIME CHANGE FOR EPISODE THREE DUE TO NHL HOCKEY PLAYOFFS*** EPISODE THREE OF 2017 STIHL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES“GOLD RACES” TO AIR AT NEW TIME ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to announce the final of three one-hour episodes of the 2017 STIHL National Championship Air Race ...[Read More]

RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION SECURES LICENSE FOR 2018-2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES

National Championship Air Races

RENO, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced today that the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) has approved a new two-year licensing agreement extending through 2019. “We are pleased to come to an agreement with the RTAA,” remarks RARA COO, Tony Logoteta. “The National Championship Air Races is the only event of its kind in the world, and 2018 marks the 55th year of this spectacu ...[Read More]

Episode 2/3 of 2017 STIHL National Championship Air Races “YOU HAVE A RACE!” to air on NBC Sports Network SUNDAY, APRIL 8

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is excited to announce the second of three one-hour episodes of the 2017 National Championship Air Races will air on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The second show titled “You Have a Race!” will air on Sunday, April 8 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT on NBC Sports Network. The fastest mot ...[Read More]