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2020 Schuylkill County Airport-Pottsville, PA – Jet Blast

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The CJAA Northeast Regional Jet Blast at Pottsville, Pennsylvania  KZER on Aug 5 thru Aug 8 is an exclusive, CJAA members only formation and aerobatic training event for Classic Jet Aircraft Association Warbirds.   Plan a trip to Pottsville, PA for a weekend of flying, training and fun while you sharpen your skills.   Activities Single ship, two and four ship formation flights and instruction and check outs Formation photos missions Aerobatic training & outs with Ace Dan McCue starting on June 17 – Call Dan. 61.58 rides – Call Zach 619-227-3327 Aerial demonstration for our group by our group…

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PRS 2020 Registration and Hotel Info

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Racers and Rookies, 2020 PRS is approaching. June 6-9 formation clinic and PRS 10-13.  The hotel of choice this year is the Nugget and the contact info is at the bottom of the message.  Please get these in ASAP..don’t wait. Deadline for all entries and documents is Wednesday, 5:00pm PST, April 15, 2020. The following is the list of attached documents – 1) Please Read First –  Instructions for filling out the application – page by page. This is important as it states what areas need to be completed. 2) Payment Authorization Form – All participants need to fill this out unless they are paying by cash or…

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RJI – Message from the President

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Hello Jet Racers, Crews, Fans, Sponsors and Supporters! The website is updated and will be in constant update status as news comes in. I apologize for the delay as there is potential for lots of news and I was hoping to get some of it up on the site by now but we will post the news as it happens. You need to get the new dates in your calendars quickly and I wanted get them posted. Believe it or not, we are working on 2019 year at full speed since October 1 after a short necessary break. This race...
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2019 Annual Membership Drive

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Racing Jets Inc, kicks off its "Annual Membership Drive" for the 2019 Air Racing Season Full Membership $ 100 Annual Full Member (Racers and Owners) Due Prior to Pylon Racing Seminar beginning on June 7, 2018 Race Number $ 50 Annual Required for each aircraft entered Due Prior to Pylon Racing Seminar beginning on June 7, 2018 Associate Membership $ 25 Annual Associate Members can pay anytime during the current race year Simply log on to www.RacingJets.com and click on "Membership" where you can pay via PayPal or with a Credit Card. Important Dates: 2019 Pre-PRS Formation Clinic "FAST" June 2-4 2019...
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Presidents Meeting Summary

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Summary of RARA Class President's Meeting on February 22-23, 2018 RJI Class Members attending: Jeff Turney Rick Vandam Pete Zaccagnino Mike Steiger Minh Venator Steve Picatti Reno Air Racing Association: Fred Telling appointed as CEO and retains Chairmanship of RARA Board 2017 Race Season resulted in a loss of approx $300K Primarily attributed to low ticket sales due to marketing strategy RARA committed to updating event venue and marketing efforts Added emphasis on leveraging Social Media as additional marketing tool Added emphasis on earlier event promotion through multiple media sources RARA Announced "no reduction" in base purse to classes from...
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RARA Announces New CEO

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Reno Air Racing Association Announces Fred Telling as CEO The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce that Fred Telling, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RARA, has also been named CEO of the organization, effective immediately. Joey Scolari, a member of the RARA Board of Directors who had stepped into the role of Interim CEO when former CEO Mike Crowell left the organization, made the announcement. Tony Logoteta, Chief Operating Officer of RARA, will continue in his role of overseeing the day-to-day operations. Telling’s experience with RARA is extensive, having been a participant in the National...
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December 2017 Update

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To: RJI Members Date: December 19, 2017 From: Jeff Turney Re: December 2017 Update Happy Holidays Jet Racers.... Just before you settle in for the Holidays with Family and Friends, a quick update for the upcoming 2018 Racing Season: - Annual RARA Class President's Meeting:  Scheduled for February 22-23, during which a workshop will be conducted in conjunction with FAA, RARA, and Class Technical Representatives to help develop a more "standardized" technical inspection program. Steve Picatti and Minh Venator will be representing the Jet Class. - Pylon Racing Seminar (PRS): An "abbreviated" PRS will take place on June 7-10 due...
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Sophomore Year Racing 2017

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By: Nathan Harnagel It is commonly held that the second year in a university education program can result in a slump in performance, particularly if the first year was relatively spectacular.  My experience racing jets during my first year in 2016 surprised everyone including my own team.  It would be tough to top that in a second year effort.  None-the-less, our racing team came together in a remarkable way and held on to the objective level of performance set last year. In all racing, but particularly air racing, the results are not necessarily predetermined before the contest happens.  In addition...
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