Pathways to Aviation informs, inspires, and engages the next generation of Nevada aviation.


Also known as the Reno Air Racing Foundation, Pathways to Aviation is a 501c3 non-profit providing the engine to leverage legacy programs, instruction, and partnerships to facilitate educational success, labor force growth, and economic vitality.


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    Aviation Learning Center at the National Championship Air Races

    The Aviation Learning Center will be an extraordinary destination at the 2016 National Championship Air Races. The Center will feature classes, demonstrations, speakers, and career connections, to inform and engage all air race patrons. Patrons will leave far more informed, engaged, emotionally invested, and inspired in the world of aviation.

    The popular Heritage area of the Reno-Stead Airport will transform into 81,000 square feet of learning space throughout the entire week at the Air Races. Everyone is invited to visit the Aviation Learning Center.

    Click on the following to learn more about the expanded Aviation Learning Center:


    If you're interested in volunteering in the Aviation Learning Center, click here. There are several exciting and meaningful roles.


    It's easy to help fund the programs offered in the Aviation Learning Center and throughout the year, may click here to make an online donation. Contributions of all sizes are graciously accepted.

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    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 08:00 AM through September 18, 2016

    Aviation Learning Center 2016

    Visit the Aviation Learning Center at the 2015 Reno Air Races!

    When you visit...

    • Attend a class in Rocketry, Space Exploration, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and more
    • Participate in a workshop on aviation careers, drone building, rocket launching and more
    • Bring a class for a field trip (only offered on the weekdays)
    • Listen to presentation made by an aviation expert
    • Meet fellow aviation enthusiasts
    • View vintage and military aircraft
    • Fly a drone
    • Become a member of the Checkered Flag Club
    • and, of course...have fun!


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