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    Default RARA to celebrate Reno 150 yrs With Race Plane on display

    RENO AIR RACING ASSOCIATION WILL DISPLAY A RACING PLANE
    AT “THE BIGGEST LITTLE BIRTHDAY” RENO 150 CELEBRATION

    Reno, Nev. [May 7, 2018] – 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 Air Races and offer our local fans a discount on General Admission tickets.”

    “The Biggest Little Birthday” will begin with a number of activities, including performances by Young Chautauqua and the Wolf Pack Marching Band, interactive displays of Reno Police and Vehicles, a Reno Rodeo Chuck Wagon, Burning Man Art Car - The Fjorgyn, antique vehicles, a Reno Air Racing Plane, historic booths to commemorate Reno’s colorful past, vendors selling local art, an official Reno 150 t-shirt, a TapSnap photo booth with multiple background options for game day pics, and a large display of Reno 150 birthday cupcakes! Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for the unveiling of HOME art sculpture and the game will begin at 6:35 p.m. with a firework show to follow.

    Tickets are on sale for the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at Reno Stead Airport. For more information or to volunteer visit www.airrace.org.

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    About the Reno Air Racing Association: The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the STIHL 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. Independent economic impact studies have shown that our event generates as much as $91.7 million annually for our local economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. For more information on the STIHL National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.airrace.org.
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    About the Reno Air Racing Association: The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the STIHL 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. Independent economic impact studies have shown that our event generates as much as $91.7 million annually for our local economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. For more information on the STIHL National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.airrace.org.


    Exactly, and their payouts to the competitor base is a dribble of water from a rusty old sink.
    John
    John Slack

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellCobraIV View Post
    About the Reno Air Racing Association: The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the STIHL 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. Independent economic impact studies have shown that our event generates as much as $91.7 million annually for our local economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. For more information on the STIHL National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.airrace.org.


    Exactly, and their payouts to the competitor base is a dribble of water from a rusty old sink.
    John
    Copy that John!If one could only open the books and see where the money is really going.

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    I never did understand that with all the money the Casino's take in with rooms. food, gambling plus car rentals, flights in & out why they can't pay more to the race teams. Hilton's seemed to be the only one that ever really had an interest in the Air Races.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellCobraIV View Post
    About the Reno Air Racing Association: The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the STIHL 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. Independent economic impact studies have shown that our event generates as much as $91.7 million annually for our local economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. For more information on the STIHL National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.airrace.org.


    Exactly, and their payouts to the competitor base is a dribble of water from a rusty old sink.
    John
    Let's not conflate the economic impact to the area (hotels, restaurants, rental cars, casinos, etc.) with balance sheet of RARA. Apples and oranges...
    Owen Ashurst
    Deputy Air Boss - Reno Air Races
    AIR BOSS ONE
    San Diego CA
    http://airbossone.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Judge View Post
    Let's not conflate the economic impact to the area (hotels, restaurants, rental cars, casinos, etc.) with balance sheet of RARA. Apples and oranges...
    Correct, but the area businesses have long told the owners and team management that there wasn't enough in the event for them to add sponsor dollars to the teams. I know I was there in some of those meetings with a team that was winning. RARA isn't exactly honest with their income information either. But ultimately it doesn't matter to me anymore as I don't go anymore. But to have this information thrown around to make the event look important in the scheme of "Reno" when it is directly opposite what was told to my Dad, Tiger, and Bob Button by the RARA board in Tiger's hangar when RARA was telling the three of them that they were going to take a bigger cut of the teams apparel sales is just spitting once again in the face of the owners. Reflective of the level of competition that is on display now.
    John
    John Slack

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