In order for the 2012 event to occur, RARA must receive permits from the City of Reno, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority and the FAA. RARA has already begun to initiate conversations with each of these entities regarding permitting for 2012 and these conversations are ongoing.
“For planning purposes, we have to receive our waiver from the FAA for PRS by the end of February or March, at the latest,” said Houghton. “This will provide a pretty good indication of our ability to get permits and waivers for September’s event. Regardless, many people, including victims of the accident, have told us they are coming to Reno in September, one way or another. We’ll do whatever we have to do in order to memorialize and celebrate courage, passion and indomitable spirit that is so often associated with aviation but, more importantly, was so vividly exhibited during the accident and the weeks and months since, even if that means just holding a memorial air show.”
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The National Championship Air Races and Unlimited Division of the National Air Racing Group Make Announcement Regarding New Racing Class
Tthe introduction of the new Unlimited & Warbird Racing Class (UWRC) will ensure that current members of the Unlimited Division can become members of this new racing organization and compete in...
The Air Race and Air Show Safety Hearing takes place on January 10, 2012 at 9 a.m.
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The National Championship Air Races begins this week in Nevada with a one-of-a-kind celebration of flight.