Thursday, April 27, 2017

RARA Announces Aerobatics Performer for 54th National Championship Air Races

April 27, 2017

Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association today announced that Brad Wursten Airshows will perform at the 54th National Championship Air Races this September 13th – 17th in his MXS-R aerobatic aircraft by MX aircraft.

“Brad Wursten brings power and performance to each airshow,” Mike Crowell, President and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association said. “We are very excited for our fans to be able to watch as Brad pushes the envelope and amazes the crowd while remaining well within his tight margin of safety.”

Wursten’s plane, one of the most highly sophisticated airplanes in the world, features a complete carbon fiber airframe that weighs an impressive 1100 lbs.  The Lycoming engine has 385 HP and can reach a top speed of over 300 MPH, a roll rate at 420 degrees per second, and “G” loading at +/- 15 “G’s”.

Wursten joins previously announced performers the Texas Flying Legends Museum.


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

Media Contact:
Mary-Sarah Kinner
The Glenn Group