STIHL National Championship Air Races 2020 (CANCELLED)

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STIHL National Championship Air Races 2020 (CANCELLED)

Post by GRNDP51 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:37 pm

STIHL National Championship Air Races
September 16-20, 2020
Reno-Stead Airport
Reno, Nevada
https://airrace.org/

My personal favorite event of the year. Updates to come!!!

Featuring:
- USAF F-35A Lightning II Demo
- USN Legacy Flight
- Patty Wagstaff
- Tucker's Air Patrol
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:32 am

USAF F-35A Lightning II Demo Team confirmed for Reno!!! :D
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:39 am

Vicky Benzing and her Stearman biplane will be at Reno.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:17 am

Steve Stavrakakis will be the announcer for 2020.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:53 pm

A US Navy Legacy Flight will be featured at Reno.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:23 pm

Patty Wagstaff will be attending Reno this year.
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Post by GRNDP51 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:43 pm

Tucker's Air Patrol added!
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:14 pm

Meet the F-35A Demo Team's new demo pilot for 2020 and 2021.
With over 800 flight hours in both the F22 Raptor and the F-35A Lightning II, Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe is a combat veteran fighter pilot from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

She'll be "sending it" for the next two years, showcasing the world's most advanced fighter jet to people across the world.

Let's get ready to bring the Lightning ⚡⚡
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:03 am

In addition to the demo, the F-35A Lightning II will also do a Heritage Flight with a P-51 Mustang.

https://www.airforceheritageflight.org/ ... -schedule/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:42 am

An update from the Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors and its Chairman

Like you, we have been closely monitoring the developments around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We first want to thank all of the essential workers who have sustained our communities throughout this pandemic and send a huge thank you to the medical professionals who are on the frontlines of this virus every day. We are pleased to see communities slowly coming back to life in as safe a manner as possible while getting people back to work and allowing businesses to reopen. None the less, the extraordinary number of events that have already canceled and businesses that have been closed in an effort to keep citizens safe are unprecedented.

As always, the safety of our fans, pilots, crews, staff and volunteers continues to be our number one priority. As such, we are evaluating the myriad of different factors in order to host a safe event for all concerned. Guidelines for outdoor gatherings from the state of Nevada and CDC, social distancing and PPE requirements, sponsor participation, air travel, hotel availability, and our fans’ comfort in attending all factor into what the 57th STIHL National Championship Air Races will look like. We are hopeful the steps that are being collectively taken now to stop the spread of COVID-19 will allow us to host another world-class event this September, but the challenges cannot be overstated.

To enable everyone to plan appropriately, the Board of Directors will make a decision regarding the 57th STIHL National Championship Air Races by the end of June, even though we know many factors may still be uncertain.

Please continue to check back here for any updates or follow us on our social media channels.

Thank you for supporting the world’s fastest motorsport!

Sincerely,

Fred Telling

CEO & Chairman

Posted in MEDIATagged reno, Reno Air Races, covid-19, air racing
https://airrace.org/news/june-9-2020-event-update/
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