Upcoming Events

 September 2018

4th

VMC 

Club Meeting

5:30pm - 8:30pm

For more information call:

775-393-9403

Presentations of VFR Flight scenarios followed by a guided discussion of the scenario circumstances, how the pilot arrived in the situation and what his/her next steps might be to successfully coplete the flight. Pilots of all experience levels are invited to attend and participate. Continued participation in IMC Club activities requires a membership in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and local EAA Chapter membership is encouraged.

 

12th - 16th

Reno Championship Air Races

 

7:00am - 4:00pm

For more information visit their website at:

Air Races

The National Championship Air Races is the last event of its kind, carrying on the tradition of the Cleveland Air Races of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. In 1964, Bill Stead organized an air race near Reno, Nevada, and the Reno National Championship Air Races were born. The event that Bill Stead started in the Nevada desert more than 53 years ago is still going strong. The event has only been cancelled once in September of 2001 when all aircraft in the United States were grounded following the terrorists attacks in New York and Washington.

Held every September just north of Reno, the National Championship Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. For one week, the high desert north of Reno becomes home to hundreds of aircraft, their pilots and crews. Over the past ten years, the event has attracted more than 1 million spectators and generated more than $600 million for the region’s economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civil flight demonstrations

Some of the performers: 

  • Patriots Jet Team – the largest civilian-owned aerobatic jet team in the western hemisphere, they began with the vision of one person, Randy Howell.  Fueled by a passion for aviation since childhood, it became Howell’s mission to create a six-jet aerobatic demonstration team that could entertain, inspire and educate today’s youth.
  • “The Screamin’ Sasquatch” Jet –Starting life as a classic 1929 Taperwing Waco, this was once the aircraft of choice for barnstormers in the 1930’s and 1940’s.  The “Screamin Sasquatch” has been completely redesigned and structurally reinforced using modern day engineering and materials, along with state-of-the-art technology to allow the addition of a jet engine to the aircraft. The Jack Link’s Waco “Screamin Sasquatch” is powered by dual power plants; a Pratt & Whitney 985 radical engine and a General Electric CJ610 (J85) jet engine with 3,000lbs of thrust.  Total thrust of the combined engines is rated at 4,500lbs. This system allows the plane to achieve feats other stunt planes are unable to do, along with reaching speeds up to 250mph.
  • Smoke n Thunder Jet Truck - The Hot Streak II is a twin jet engine 57 Chevy Pickup capable of 350+ mph that has been entertaining fans across the country for over 20 years and is currently driven by Hayden Proffitt II.
  • Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing – In honor of promoting patriotism and the celebration of the 75th anniversary of World War II, the CAF SoCAL will provide a spectacular aerial demonstration of World War II fighter aircraft Thursday through Sunday at the Air Races. The performance will feature a B25, F8F-2 Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and Mitsubishi AM63 Zero and will include a mock dogfight and aerobatics.  Spectators will have the opportunity to view the authentic display of aircraft in their original configuration and the ability to see a close –up view of the aircraft and speak with the CAF SoCAL pilots who fly them. Fans will even have the chance to purchase rides in the evenings.
  • The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team and F16 Heritage Flight – The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of one of the Air Force’s premier aerial multi-role fighters, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

 

 

OCTOBER 2018

2ND

VMC 

CLUB MEETING

5:30PM - 8:30PM

For more information contact: 

775-393-9403

Presentations of VFR Flight scenarios followed by a guided discussion of the scenario circumstances, how the pilot arrived in the situation and what his/her next steps might be to successfully coplete the flight. Pilots of all experience levels are invited to attend and participate. Continued participation in IMC Club activities requires a membership in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and local EAA Chapter membership is encouraged.

 

9th

Stead Users

General Meeting

5:00pm - 7:00pm

For more information call: 

775-328-6570

The Reno-Stead Airport Association (RSAA) was formed in 1996 by business owners and tenants on the Reno-Stead Airport who felt that a legal entity would be the best solution to ensuring airport user input to development and use plans for Reno-Stead.

RSAA’s mission is to ensure that all Tenants have the opportunity to speak in a united voice to the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority (owner of the airfield facility), the Federal Aviation Administration and the Local Governments relative to safe and affordable flying in Northern Nevada, while also enriching and promoting the reputation of General Aviation within our community.

Membership in RSAA is open to all individuals who use or wish to support the Reno-Stead Airport.

 

23rd

Reno - Stead Airport

Grand Re-Opening of RWY 8/26 & Commerative Brick Reveal

10am -1pm

For more information call: 

775-328-6570

The Reno-Stead Airport is commemorating its Diamond Anniversary, as well as the Grand Re-Opening of Runway 8/26!
The Stead 75th Anniversary celebration is dedicated to the military and civilian aviation tradition that began at Stead in 1942.
From its beginnings as Reno Army Air Base, the airfield began operations for what was later the 192nd Fighter Squadron, Nevada Air National Guard and finally Stead Air Force Base. The base was best known as home to the Strategic Air Command's Survival School, Flying Training Wing (helicopters), and Reno Air Defense Sector. In 1966, the City of Reno acquired the airfield and Reno-Stead Airport began operating as a public use airport under the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. Today the location is home to the National Championship Air Races, civilian and NASA-based drone testing operations, and several general aviation and fixed base operators.
 
The event will include:
 
  • Vintage Aircraft Demonstrations 
  • Commerative Brick Reveal
  • USO Entertainment
  • Continential Breakfast
  • Press Conference
 
For more information, please contact Reno-Stead Airport at (775) 328.6570.
Thank you for being part of this yearlong celebration of Stead's military and aviation heritage.
 
 

November 2018

1st

EAA Chapter 1361

General/Board Meeting

6pm -9pm

For more information contact :

775-393-9403

EAA Chapter 1361, Inc is a Nevada Non-Profit Corporation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status established in 2002 located at the Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS) in Reno, NV.

As a chartered chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1361 promotes recreational aviation in all its forms.

Chapter 1361 is active in youth aviation activities by promoting aviation and aerospace education through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) presentations at local schools and conducting Young Eagles Events introducing young people to general aviation flying.

Join us at one of our monthly meetings and help us generate aviation enthusiasm in all generations.

 

6th

VMC 

Club Meeting

5:30pm - 8:30pm

For more information call:

775-393-9403

 

Presentations of VFR Flight scenarios followed by a guided discussion of the scenario circumstances, how the pilot arrived in the situation and what his/her next steps might be to successfully coplete the flight. Pilots of all experience levels are invited to attend and participate. Continued participation in IMC Club activities requires a membership in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and local EAA Chapter membership is encouraged.

 

13th

Stead Users

Board Meeting

5:00pm - 7:00pm

For more information call: 

775-328-6570

The Reno-Stead Airport Association (RSAA) was formed in 1996 by business owners and tenants on the Reno-Stead Airport who felt that a legal entity would be the best solution to ensuring airport user input to development and use plans for Reno-Stead.

RSAA’s mission is to ensure that all Tenants have the opportunity to speak in a united voice to the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority (owner of the airfield facility), the Federal Aviation Administration and the Local Governments relative to safe and affordable flying in Northern Nevada, while also enriching and promoting the reputation of General Aviation within our community.

Membership in RSAA is open to all individuals who use or wish to support the Reno-Stead Airport.

 

December 2018

4th

 VMC 

Club Meeting

5:30pm - 8:30pm

For more information call:

775-393-9403

Presentations of VFR Flight scenarios followed by a guided discussion of the scenario circumstances, how the pilot arrived in the situation and what his/her next steps might be to successfully coplete the flight. Pilots of all experience levels are invited to attend and participate. Continued participation in IMC Club activities requires a membership in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and local EAA Chapter membership is encouraged.