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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…

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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 at Reno-Stead Airport. Oris has designed a special limited edition watch for the 55thyear of the Reno Air Races and will be on site with a booth in the pits during race week where the official timepiece and other watches will be available…

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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 Championship Air Races this year and for many years to come. For 2018, NAHI and RARA will host a display of vintage aircraft to celebrate NAHI’s return to the STIHL National Championship Air Races. Beginning in 2019,…

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RARA Will Help Educate Youth About Aviation and Technology

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 and racing pilot Dennis Beuhn will be present to share information about technology, aviation and what it takes to become a pilot. RARA’s GRADD-NVBAA team will have drones on display as well as two…

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RARA Welcomes Two New Local Members to the Board of Directors

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 planning of the STIHL National Championship Air Races and continue the great tradition of this one-of-a-kind event which annually brings $91 million economic impact to the local economy,” says Fred Telling, CEO of RARA and Chairman…

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

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 participating in Reno’s 150th birthday celebration,” said Tony Logoteta, COO of RARA. “This is a great opportunity to celebrate this great city, talk to our community about the upcoming STIHL National Championship…

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***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 Races will now air on NBC Sports Network in prime time on Sat., April 21, 2018, at 10:30 p.m. EDT, 7:30 p.m. PDT. The time change is due to the NHL Hockey Playoff game schedule….