Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RARA Announces Two Fan Favorites Will Race in the Unlimited Class in 2017
Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association today announced that two fan favorite airplanes will return to Reno for the 54th National Championship Air Races and race in the Unlimited class.
“We’ve spoken to Bob Button, who owns Voodoo and Tiger Destefani who owns Strega, and they have informed us that both planes will be coming to Reno this year for the 54th National Championship Air Races,” Mike Crowell, President and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association said. “We’ve heard from our fans that they want more excitement in the Unlimited class and we are thrilled to help bring that excitement back to Reno this year.”
Voodoo won Unlimited Gold in 2016 and Strega won Unlimited Gold in 2015.
“The two fastest piston airplanes on earth are coming to race in Reno this year,” Bob Button, owner of Voodoo said. “Voodoo is looking forward to racing Strega for gold in September.”
“It looks like it’s gonna be a shootout between Voodoo and Strega,” Tiger Destefani, owner of Strega said. “Jay Consalvi will be flying Strega and he’s looking forward to his first win!”
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
To Planes of Fame Family and Friends
A lawsuit has been brought against the Planes of Fame Air Museum by the Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation, SOCAL MRO, and Zangeneh Aeronautics with the sole intent to stop the 25th Annual Planes of Fame Air Show at Chino Airport slated for May 6 & 7, 2017.
The annual Air Show is one of the few remaining events in Southern California where visitors from around the world can enjoy the sights and sounds of aircraft from the Golden Age of Aviation flying overhead. Each year the Air Show attracts thousands of families, aviation enthusiasts, and others who come together to witness rare and historic aircraft, as well as some of the most talented aviators take to the skies. The Planes of Fame Air Show at Chino Airport is considered one of the top five air shows in the country.
As a non-profit, 501c.3 organization, the annual Air Show serves as the primary fundraising effort for the Planes of Fame Air Museum. Revenue from the annual Air Show helps us to carry on our mission to preserve aviation history, inspire an interest in aviation, education of the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. And as this year's Air Show marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of Planes of Fame Air Museum, we have seen how our mission has impacted multiple generations of families, and is introducing aviation to entirely new generations.
For the local community, the annual Air Show provides an economic stimulus to local businesses and entrepreneurs both on and nearby the airport. For the City of Chino and the County of San Bernardino, the Air Show provides increased visibility as thousands of visitors flock to the Chino Airport for the show.
Help us save the Air Show! We are asking our friends, visitors, community, and colleagues to join together to support the Air Show. Please send us a note or letter indicating your backing of the Air Show and be sure to include your thoughts on why it needs to continue.
WE NEED RESPONSES BY APRIL 4, 2017 - PLEASE ACT NOW!
Please send all comments, concerns and questions to Let Us Fly!
Sign Online petition at Petition for Planes of Fame
Thursday, March 30, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Final 2016 STIHL National Championship Air Races Episode Airs this Sunday, April 2nd
on NBC Sports Network
Reno, Nev. – The final one-hour episode featuring the 2016 STIHL National Championship Air Races will air this Sunday, April 2nd at 12:30pm PT/3:30pm ET on NBC Sports Network. A preview can be viewed here.
“It has been a wonderful experience for us and for our fans to be taken back to race week in March and April,” Mike Crowell, President and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association said. “We want to thank our partners who worked so hard with us to get these three, one-hour episodes on NBC Sports Network. I encourage everyone to tune in to the final show this Sunday atpacific time.”
To view previous episodes, visit RARA’s YouTube channel.
About the Reno Air Racing Association:
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the National Championship Air Races every September just north of Reno. The Reno Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. The 2016 event generated more than $91.7 million for the region’s economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civil flight demonstrations. For more information on the National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.airrace.org.
Friday, March 24, 2017
2016 STIHL National Championship Air Races Episode 2 Airs TOMORROW
on NBC Sports Network
Reno, Nev. – The second of three, one-hour episodes featuring the 2016 STIHL National Championship Air Races will air viewed here., Saturday, March 25th at 3pm PT/6pm ET on NBC Sports Network. A preview can be
“We are so excited for the second, one-hour episode of last year’s Air Races,” Mike Crowell, President and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association said. “Partnering with STIHL to help get these episodes on the air has been fantastic and we encourage everyone to tune in at pacific time.”
The first one-hour episode, which aired March 11th, can be viewed here. The final of the three, one-hour episodes is scheduled to air nationally on NBC Sports Network on April 2nd at 12:30pm PT/3:30pm ET.