Pylon Racing Seminar

(Rookie School)

June 7-10 2017

Each year an event is held in June for our members to practice, train and certify new pilots to race in the National Championship Air Races.  The event is commonly referred to as “Rookie School” as this is where all new pilots train to be certified race pilots.  Although, most of the aircraft flown during Pylon Racing Seminar (PRS) are flown by veteran racers to test their aircraft and improve their skills on the course.

If you would like to attend PRS, first you must become of member of Racing Jets Incorporated as well as reserve a race number for your aircraft.  Those things can be done on the Membership page.  Once you are a member, you must complete a PRS application with the Reno Air Race Association found at the link below.

PRS Entry Application

Below is the link to the online entry application for PRS.  The deadline is April 21st, 2017.  Any registration received after April 21st, IF ACCEPTED, with be subject to a late fee of $100.  Once an entry has been accepted by the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), there will be a $100.00 processing fee for withdrawals until May 15.  Withdrawals after May 15 will receive a 50% refund of registration fee.  No refund will be made on withdrawals after May 31, 2017.

PRS Entry Application

Grand Sierra Hotel Information (PRS 2017)

Each year Racing Jets Incorporated secures special rates during PRS at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.  The following rates are available when you use the special reservation link provided, or by booking by telephone using the special Group Code found below.

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Hotel Information (PRS 2017)

Pylon Racing Seminar (5/31/17 to 06/11/17):

  • Sunday through Thursday
    • Resort Rate (lower floors): $69
    • Summit Rate (upper floors): $89
  • Friday and Saturday (6/2/17 & 6/3/17)
    • Resort Rate: $179
    • Summit Rate: $199
  • Friday and Saturday (6/9/17 & 6/10/17)
    • Resort Rate $129
    • Summit Rate $149
  • Group code: SCR617
  • Reservations at 800-648-5080 or
  • Reservations must be made by: Midnight on 05/11/17

2017 Rules of Competition

To view the current rules of competition, please click the button below.  This will be updated, when available, with the most recent version of the rules in either draft form or final approved version.

2017 Rules of Competition