Members Invited to Visit EAA Hospitality Tent at Reno
Red One replica to be displayed in tribute to Paul Poberezny
September 12, 2013 - The 50th annual Reno National Championship Air Races are underway and run through Sunday, September 15, at Reno-Stead Airport, Nevada. EAA is hosting a hospitality tent and invites members to stop in and visit while watching the exciting competition of the world's fastest motorsport.
EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, who passed away August 22, was a fixture at Reno and he will be duly honored Saturday. Mike Houghton, president and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), will drive RARA's replica Volkswagen Beetle "Red One" to the flightline, and make some remarks in tribute to Paul.
Race enthusiasts will see competition in six classes - Biplane, Formula 1, T-6, Sport, Jet, and the new Unlimited Warbird Racing Class.
"As we get ready to mark our 50th year, we are so thrilled that, in addition to one of our best racing fields ever, we are confident that the military will be well-represented at the Reno-Stead Airfield, despite obstacles created by federal cutbacks," said Mike Houghton, president and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association.
Though sequestration made scheduling military demonstration teams impossible, entertainment at the races will be headlined by the L-39 Patriot Jet Team, composed of former members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
A valid EAA membership card is required for entry to the EAA hospitality tent.