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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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Win a Ride with the John Klatt Airshow Team with Purchase of Reserved Grandstand Tickets on Thursday 9/13!

Here is your chance to experience the ride of a lifetime! Everyone with Reserved Grandstand tickets for Thursday, September 13th will be automatically entered to win an exclusive FREE ride with the John Klatt Airshow team! This ride will take place at the end of the day following the races and after all performances on Thursday’s schedule. Feel the speed and thrill of riding with one of our performers at the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races! Rider must meet requirements: Must be 18 years or older, generally in good health, under 6’2’’ in height and must weigh less…

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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…

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RARA Issues Call for Security Volunteers

RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION ISSUES CALL FOR SECURITY VOLUNTEERS RENO, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) issued a call for volunteers for security and gate control at this year’s STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16th at the Reno-Stead Airport. Volunteers are needed for security and gate control. RARA will work with volunteers to schedule convenient days and time slots. Those who are interested in volunteering are encouraged to apply online: https://airrace.org/about-us/volunteer/. For questions and more information about the position please email Reynoldwright@gmail.com or call (408) 489-9676. Tickets are on sale for the 55th annual STIHL National…

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RARA Announces New Deputy Director of Operations and Deputy Air Bosses

Reno Air Racing Association Announces New Deputy Director of Operations and Deputy Air Bosses for the 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 Mike O’Brien as Deputy Director of Operations, Walter A. “Tony” Grady Jr. Deputy Air Boss of Race Operations and Owen Ashurst as the Deputy Air Boss of Performers for the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at Reno-Stead Airport. O’Brien will report to Terry Matter, Director of Operations and Secretary of the RARA…

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NAHI Announces Line Up for 55th STIHL National Championship Air Races

THE NATIONAL AVIATION HERITAGE INVITATIONAL LLC RELEASES THE AIRCRAFT LINEUP -At the 55THAnnual STIHL National Championship Air Races, Sept. 12-16- RENO, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) and the National Aviation Heritage Invitational LLC (NAHI) are thrilled to present some of the nation’s most skillfully-restored aircraft that will be on display at the 55thannual STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16 at Reno-Stead Airport. This year marks the 55th year of air racing in Reno, and it is also the year of celebrating NAHI’s return to the STIHL National Championship Air Races, thanks to NAHI presenting sponsor, Perform…

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Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing (CAF SoCal) to the 2018 Lineup of Performers

Reno Air Racing Association Adds Commemorative Air Force to the 2018 Lineup for the 55th Annual STIHL National Championship Air Races The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce that the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing (CAF SoCal) will join the 2018 lineup of performers at the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018. In honor of promoting patriotism and the celebration of the 75thanniversary of World War II, the CAF SoCal will provide a spectacular aerial demonstration of World War II fighter aircraft Thursday through Sunday at the Air Races. The performance will feature a…

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RARA Announces Military Appreciation Day, Friday September 14

  RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14  at the 2018 STIHL National Championship Air Races RENO, Nev. [July 26, 2018] – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce they have named Friday, September 14th as Military Appreciation Day, sponsored by Mercer-Fraser Company. All current and former Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard will receive free admission to the Reserved Seating area with a Military ID or proof of service, if proof of service is not available, there will be a simple questionnaire offered at the box office. Family members of the military community…

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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 six-jet aerobatic demonstration team that could entertain, inspire and educate today’s youth and he made this vision a reality beginning in 2004. The volunteer pilots all share the same genuine passion for entertaining audiences at…