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Tickets on sale now for first ever Reno Air Show

Reno, Nev. April 10, 2024 – The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is thrilled to announce that tickets are now available for its 2024 air show, set to take place at Reno–Stead Airport from Friday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 6. The exciting air show will feature rare dual performances by the legendary United States Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, along with the United States Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team and a first-class lineup of civilian acts. Tickets can be purchased online at renoairshow.org.

"To recognize our 60th anniversary in Reno, this year's air show celebrates our aviation heritage and the boundless potential for the future ahead," said Fred Telling, RARA CEO and chairman. "We are honored to have made Reno the home of air racing over the last six decades. While we look forward to our organization’s future in air racing, this year, we welcome fans to enjoy an air show that draws from experiences at the National Championship Air Races to create a one-of-a-kind event.”

While the National Championship Air Races prepares to move to a new location next year, RARA’s 2024 air show in Reno promises to be a spectacle like no other. The event will include a first ever evening show on Friday, Oct. 4, followed by two incredible air show days on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, offering an impressive variety of aerial demonstrations as well as static aircraft displays for attendees to enjoy between acts. Headlining the show will be performances by two renowned military jet teams, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, plus the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team. Spectators will have the opportunity to witness the precision and skill of these world-class teams as they take to the Northern Nevada skies. The air show will also feature a variety of stunning civilian acts, including some well-known names from the event’s past.

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“We are so thankful for our fans and community that have supported us over the decades, and we are excited to produce our 60th aviation event in Reno. We will miss racing this year but have been blessed with an incredible performer lineup and are hard at work to ensure the Reno Air Show provides a unique and exhilarating experience that also celebrates our history,” said Tony Logoteta, RARA COO. “With today’s ticketing launch we are excited to offer early bird pricing and encourage long-time fans and newcomers to secure tickets early to get the best prices and avoid the lines.”

Throughout the years, RARA has remained committed to honoring our military and supporting aviation and STEM education. For those who missed them at the final National Championship Air Races in Reno, RARA is bringing back the popular static aircraft displays and STEM Discovery Zone. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a world-class lineup of military aircraft, educational aviation activities and more. Additionally, merchandise commemorating the first Reno Air Show, as well as RARA's 60th anniversary will be available for purchase.

A final decision on the future home for the National Championship Air Races is expected to be announced in late April. For more information and ways to support the organization, visit www.airrace.org.

About the Reno Air Racing Association The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with donations being tax deductible. RARA’s mission is to produce a first-class air racing and air show event that celebrates and perpetuates the world’s fastest motorsport. Fueled by decades of success, RARA is committed to delivering a safe, entertaining and exhilarating experience for fans while also honoring our military, inspiring our youth and strengthening our community, economy and culture. For more information, visit AirRace.org.

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