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Pathways to Aviation Speakers Panel 2014

A flying success!

The sixth annual Pathways to Aviation Speakers Panel was another success. A room full of aviation and aerospace enthusiasts listened to presentations made by experts in the area of education, as well as an update on this year's air races.




The evening's emcee, Eric Henry, shared the Foundation's slogan - "Join the Crew" - which invites enthusiasts to become actively involved in preserving aviation's past and fostering aviation's future. The message was reflected in the outstanding presentation by Dr. Ken Witcher, the event's keynote speaker.

Special thanks go to Sierra Nevada Corporation, the event's co-sponsor; the University of Nevada, the event's host; Greg Stanley, for recruiting Ken; and the event's other great speakers - Kate Marshall (State of Nevada), Pedro Martinez (Washoe County School District), Paul McFarlane (Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada), and Mike Major (Reno Air Racing Association).

We'd also like to thank News 4, which conducted a number of interview. Click here to watch a pre-event clip, which appeared throughout the day on Channel 4.

Our Mission

The Reno Air Racing Foundation seeks to inspire local youth through aviation education and air racing history preservation.

The Foundation works closely with youth groups and community leaders to support math and science programs with an emphasis on air racing history and aviation science. Our goal is to expose local students to the fascinating world of flight.

All Foundation events and programs are designed to:

  • Introduce local youth to aviation
  • Cultivate a desire to fly for recreation, business and career
  • Promote learning to fly and obtaining a pilot's license
  • Support scholarships for students needing assistance in aviation-related careers

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