Air Race News (57) Media (97) Archive The Reno Air Racing Association announced the cancellation of the 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races, originally scheduled for Sept. 16–20. RENO, Nev. (February 5, 2020) —For the first time ever the country’s newest fighter jet will take to the Reno, Nev. skies at the 57th STIHL National Championship Air Races. RARA, a charitable 501(c)3, is asking for help by launching a fundraising campaign to “Save The Races” with the goal of raising $500,000 by the end of the year. Already a member? As we continue to do everything in our power to make up for the shortfall we are humbly reaching out to you – our fans and supporters – to help save the Reno Air Races. “We’re really excited about that,” he said. “The uncertainty surrounding the safety of…, A message to our Air Racing community. The future of the Reno Air races remains somewhat questionable as they struggle to deal with the damage caused by a serious accident some years … It will be the premiere of the STOL competition, which was demonstrated in 2019 and has been officially accredited by the FAA; it would have debuted in 2020. “I’m very heartened by the support we’ve had,” said Telling, adding that he also wants to show continued progress in introducing young people to aviation. The Reno Air Racing Association has cancelled the 2020 Stihl National Championship Races, normally to take place in Reno, Nevada, on September 16 to 20. Reno, NV 89506 “We still have a very large gap between where we need to be and where we are, financially.” And there’s a lot to look forward to in 2021, he added. RARA is kicking off a donation campaign, Logoteta said, and contributions to the “Save the Races” campaign can be made online now (airrace.org/save-the-races). Not a member? Anderson St. The National Championship Air Races is more than a quarter of the way to raising the initial $500,000 of $1 million it needs to stage the 2021 races in Reno. While 2019 was a good year, the races lost money, he noted. “As I’ve come to say to people, God works in mysterious ways. “If we’d just stubbornly gone forward, we wouldn’t be talking about the future. 14501 Mt. An American flag and the POW flag fly at half-staff as a grandstand is shown in background and a plane rests in the foreground at the Reno Air Races in Reno, Nev., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is warning that the fastest show on earth might not resume in 2021 unless it can raise $500,000 in charitable donations by the end of the year. “Notwithstanding the initial signs of progress in the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that the safety and health of our racers, their crews, our volunteers and staff are paramount and that rescheduling these training and recurrent practice sessions to September is in everyone’s best interests,” said Fred Telling, CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association. |, "Reno Air Racing Association Faces Uncertain Future", "2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races Canceled", "Reno Air Racing Association Reschedules Pylon Racing Seminar for September", "F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team Coming to 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races", "Reno Air Racing Association Wins Top Industry Award", "Making it look easy: Eric Zine’s great strides". “We have such an emphasis on safety that I can’t imagine we would have proceeded with no practice and no quals.”, The decision to cancel was made because of state restrictions on the size of public gatherings. To help fill the void left by the cancelled races and keep its audience engaged, RARA live-streamed race footage from previous years. It’s all right in front of them. Now, to “Save The Races,” the nonprofit is asking the community for financial help with a goal of raising $500,000 by the end of the year. He had to shoot the ILS flying into Reno during what would have been race week because visibility in smoke was less than two miles. On the ramp Sanders met a man who told him he was among 12 groups camping in the nearby Valley of Speed, like they always do during race week. Medics help injured bystanders out of a helicopter into Renown Medical Center after a plane crashed into the crowd at the Reno National Championship Air Races, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Reno, Nev. We’re now focused on creating a great event for you when we return September 15-19, 2021 and host the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. 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