Jeff Turney – Vice President

Race #54 – RobinĀ 1

L-39C

Biography

Jeff Turney is one of the founding members of Jet Racing at the National Championship Air Races and currently serves as Class Vice President. His aviation career spans 35 years and over 17,000 hours total flight time. He retired after 24 years with the Nevada Air National Guard having flown the F-4 Phantom and is a decorated combat veteran of Desert Storm/Shield. Jeff served as the Airboss of the National Championship Air Races for 7 years and was also a founding member of the Sport Class Air Racing Association. He currently owns and operates a corporate aircraft management company based in Reno, NV and is always looking to go faster…good luck to all our racers!!

– Founding Member of Jet Class Air Racing, 2000
– Served on the RJI Board of Directors as President/Vice President 2006-2017
– Founding Member of Sport Class Air Racing, 1998
– Certified Jet Class Race Evaluator Pilot
– Certified Jet Class Race Instructor Pilot
– Certified Jet Class Flight Lead Pilot
– Certified Jet Class Pace Pilot
– 30 Years of Air Racing Experience
– Total Flight Time: 16,700 P.I.C., Airline Transport Pilot, with 19 Type Ratings
– FAA Authorized Experimental Aircraft Instructor Pilot, L-39, Mig-15, 17, 21, TS-11, F-86, T-33, DO-AJ
– USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training, 1985
– USAF Fighter Lead-in Graduate, 1986
– Nevada Air National Guard F-4 Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, 1986-2001
– Nevada Air National Guard Chief of Standards and Evaluations, 1994-2001
– USAF Fighter Weapons School Distinguished Graduate, 1990
– Veteran Operation Desert Storm/Shield, 1991, over 100 Combat Flight Hours
– Director of Flight Operations (Airboss): Reno Air Racing Association, 2001-2006
– Assistant Director of Flight Operations: Reno Air Racing Association, 1999-2000
– Chief of Race Control Operations, Reno National Championship Air Races, 1987-1999