National Aviation Heritage Invitation celebrates 16 years at Reno

RENO, Nevada — The most beautiful, pristine and historical aircraft have graced the east end of Reno-Stead Airport for the last 16 years as contestants in the annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational. The Invitational is held in conjunction every year with the National Championship Air Races.

The Invitational gives aircraft owners and restorers the opportunity to bring their skillfully restored aircraft to the high desert of northern Nevada and compete for the prestigious Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy.

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F-22 Raptor to make return appearance at Reno Air Races

RENO, Nev. – The F-22 Raptor will be one of the headliners at this year’s National Championship Air Races, officials from the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) report.

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Patriots Jet Team returns to Reno

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

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Youngest-ever female member of U.S. Aerobatic Team to make her Reno debut

RENO, Nev. – One of the world’s top female pilots will be gracing the northern Nevada skies for the first time at this year’s National Championship Air Races Sept. 10-14.

Melissa Pemberton, a world-renowned aerobat and the youngest-ever female member of the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Team, will bring her Edge540 aircraft  to the Reno-Stead Airfield this September. Pemberton joins the F-22 Raptor Demonstration team as performers that have been announced so far for the event’s 51st year.

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National Aviation Heritage Invitational celebrates Sweet 16

RENO, Nevada — The 16th annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational kicked off today with a call for applications for vintage aircraft to compete for the acclaimed National Aviation Heritage trophy. The event is held in conjunction with the Reno National Championship Air Races. Sept 10-14.

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Chasing Reno Gold

An air racing symposium will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif. It will feature top winning race pilots, who will share some of the best air racing stories from the last five decades, museum officials promise.

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Reno wraps up historic week

RENO — The National Championship Air Races wrapped up its historic 50th event on Sunday afternoon with a Breitling Unlimited Gold Championship race that ended with four-time defending champion Steve Hinton edging out one of the best racing fields in the event’s history for his fifth straight victory.

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Reno Air Races prepare for takeoff

Fifty years after planes first took to Reno’s skies in 1964, the National Championship Air Races begins this week.

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UAV Navigation to compete at Reno

UAV Navigation, a developer of flight control avionics and motion processing solutions, will sponsor a plane at the Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show from Wednesday Sept. 9-15.

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Legendary ‘Strega’ to compete at Reno with new pilot

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced this week that legendary Unlimited & Warbird Class (UWRC) racers “Strega,” “Precious Metal,” “Argonaut,” and “Dreadnought,” are the latest entrants into the  most recognizable racing class.

In a surprising twist, “Strega,” (pictured) which has been flown to victory the past four years by defending champion Steve Hinton, will be flown by Air Race veteran Matt Jackson.

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