....aka, the Reno Air Races are held year- ly at Reno
The motor-sport of the aviation generation
is air racing and the most extreme of that
is jet racing. This is classic NASCAR oval
track racing in the air with all the on course
head to head battles for speed and position. The top racers fly around the track at
50 ft. and over 500 mph with up to 8 G’s
in the turns. Excitement comes with speed,
altitude, traffic, and jet wash encounters..
» Group racing around an 8.4 mile oval track
» Course marked by 10 inner pylon, with penalties for cuts.
» No-fly boundaries along outside edges of
» 6 laps per race, passing on outside or above
» Line abreast air start with the fastest qualifier
on the pole position.
» No pit stops or contact permitted.
»12 of 19 pilots are former military, and others
» Groups of 6-9 jets compromise a heat. Heats
are categorized by speed; Gold, Silver, &
» 2 pilots are former NASA astronauts, one is a
RBAR World Champion, and another is a second generation lady air race pilot. The remaining
include airline pilots and lawyers.
» Last year’s Gold Race showcased 3 jets clocking laps at over 500 mph. The Czech built L-29
and L-39, with upgraded engines have been
» There are 3 foreign pilots and one female pilot.
» Pilot qualifications: 1000 hrs. PIC, 25 hrs. Turbine
time, Type rating, formation experience, current in
» Must attend Rookie School to be FAA certified as a race pilot. 4 days in June to demonstrate
satisfactory performance in race operations.
» Pilot ages range from 37 to 67 years old.
....aka, the Reno Air Races are held yearly at Reno-Stead Airport during the second week of September.
The Jet Class Pit area is located at the
east end of the flight line with free admission. Come by to mingle with the pilots, crew, and jets.
Investing in jet racing is a very unique method for
exposureandadvertising,aswellasVIPentertaining. Many types of sponsorship are available to fit
each need and budget.
» Individual jet or race team
» Class sponsor, including pace aircraft
» Official equipment supplier
» Awards or prize money provider
Benefits of Sponsorship include:
» Product endorsement
» Naming rights of team or group
» Website listing and links
» Extensive branding in all areas
» Jet demo riders
Other Event Possibilities
» Static displays & air shows
» Demo jet race
» Info booths
» Presentations & speeches
Racing Jets Incorporated represents the group
in dealings with any outside agency, governs
the race activity, and certifies pilots and aircraft
for sanctioned events. It is a non profit corporation that seeks to promote safe and competitive air racing. Contact any of the following
board members for more information:
Contact Mike Mangold, RJI Marketing
Director for more information
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