Upcoming Events

JUNE 2019

5th - 8th

National Championship Air Races

Pylon Racing School

730am - 430pm

For more information contact:


For over 2 decades, the Reno Air Racing Association has sponsored the Pylon Racing Seminar (PRS) as a unique and productive opportunity for race pilots to prepare, practice and become certified to race in the National Championship Air Races each September.

The 22nd Annual Pylon Racing Seminar [PRS] will be held June 5-8, 2019 at Reno Stead Field.

Whether you are an NCAR experienced racer or a Rookie, the Pylon Racing Seminar (PRS) offers something for everyone.  If you plan on racing in the National Championship Air Races this September, this seminar is highly recommended!  Check-in is Tuesday, June 4th. Once you check in, you will receive four (4) days of instruction from some of the greatest race pilots of all time.  You will learn to fly the pylons at 50 feet above the desert floor at extreme speeds!

It is the objective of the Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors to assemble the most experienced, skilled, trained and race-certified pilots to compete at the National Championship Air Races. To accomplish this objective, RARA along with the individual racing class organizations provide PRS to all pilots — offering race practice time, education, training and certification to all pilots and allowing them to race with maximum competitiveness and safety at the National Championship Air Races.

2019 PRS Pilots



EAA Chapter 1361

Young Eagles

8:00am - 1:00pm For more information contact: Tracy Rhodes 775-393-9403

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work. You might even dream about being a pilot. 

If you’re nodding your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight and see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air. 

The Young Eagle program, established by the Experimental Aircraft Association in 1992, is our way of introducing aviation to young adults interested in flying. 

Each Young Eagle will attend a short briefing where they will be introduced to the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Young Eagles Program and to light aircraft and flight operations safety. They will then be provided with the opportunity to take a short airplane ride with an FAA-certificated volunteer Young Eagle pilot. 

There is no charge for this event. To date the Young Eagle program has flown over 2 million young adults and 7% of all private pilots started as Young Eagles. 

All Young Eagles must register on this website. Enter the correct information for your Young Eagle then print the single sided release form. Sign it and bring it with you the day of the event. Every Young Eagle must have a release signed by a parent or guardian. 

More information: https://eaa1361.org/eaa-young-eagles/ 

The program runs until the last Young Eagle has been given a flight experience or until the weather prevents an enjoyable flight. 

Meet your Pilot

The pilots who participate in the Young Eagles program are local members of EAA who are volunteering their time and aircraft to make your flight possible. Each Young Eagles pilot is certificated with the Federal Aviation Administration or Transport Canada. Flights are conducted according to federal regulations and no aerobatic maneuvers will be performed.

What will my pre-flight be like?

First of all, your pilot will explain what you will see and do. This may include explaining how airplanes work, looking at an aeronautical chart (or map), and describing the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel. Then comes the fun part: you get to go flying!

Safety Reminders

Safety is always top priority when it comes to aviation. Listen and follow instructions given by your pilot, stay away from the propellers, and stay with your pilot or ground crew at all times.

What will my flight be like?

You will spend about 15 to 20 minutes in the air and follow the basic steps in the flight pattern. You will experience the awesome feeling of flight that many people only dream about. Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. You will, too!