Turn your pilot wings into angel wings and help the children and families of the Children's Cabinet at a truly special aviation event at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
The Reno-Tahoe Aviation Group invites pilots from throughout the region to join their fly-in (or taxi-over) toy drive at RNO. Pilots will be invited to adopt a family experiencing financial hardship by buying gifts from their Children's Cabinet Christmas list. Participating pilots will be invited to muster their aircraft on a ramp at RNO where they will put on Santa hats and t-shirts for the event. At a special signal from the control tower, Santa Claus and all the participating aircraft will taxi over to Atlantic Aviation. The families will be eagerly awaiting outside a holiday decorated hangar to greet the pilots and planes.
Once Santa exits a large aircraft, the party begins as the hangar doors open to reveal a winter wonderland of holiday decorations, carolers, food and more.
Operation Santa Claus is an opportunity to show the heart of general aviation to our community. It is a chance to use aviation to deliver the holiday spirit to those in need.
Don't have an airplane? Don't worry. You can still adopt a family and join the hangar party. Operation Santa Claus invites the entire aviation community in the Reno-Tahoe region to join together for a great cause.