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 closed course pylon air racing in other parts of the world,” said Fred Telling, CEO and Chairman of RARA.
The inaugural International Championship Air Races, China will be held November 16-18, 2018 in Wuhan, China. FGAOM has contracted separately with Air Race 1, an independent body for the International Formula One Air Racing Association (IF1), to organize and operate the 2018 Formula races. The winner(s) of the Formula race will be awarded the title of “Air Race 1 China Cup Champion” by the IF1. RARA will have personnel on site to provide oversight and assistance to FGAOM as necessary.