Patriots Jet Team returns to Reno

The L-39 Patriots Jet Team will return to perform at this year’s Reno Air Races.

The Patriots Jet Team will join the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and  aerobatic pilot Melissa Pemberton as the aviation entertainment headliners for this year’s revamped event, which will include concerts and a more festival-like atmosphere.


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“The Patriots Jet Team represents the skill, courage and precision that are associated with the top military demonstration teams in North America,” said Mike Major, chairman of the RARA board of directors. “We received such tremendous feedback from our fans after last year’s performances that it was a top priority for us to bring them back as we ‘race on’ in 2014.”

The Patriots Jet Team is a civilian six-ship jet team who are all former military pilots who have flown for the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Canadian Snowbirds. The Patriots Jet Team is known for painting the skies with its computerized red, white and blue smoke system.

The 51st annual National Championship Air Races kick off Wednesday, Sept. 10, and will continue through Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Reno-Stead Airport.

Tickets for the show are available by phone at 775-972-6663 or online at

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