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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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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