RTAG Events

Celebration of Aviation Banquet

Annual event (generally in March) with a dinner, a guest speaker, the presentation of scholarships and other awards, silent auction, raffle, etc. This is a major fundraiser for the Tom Pagnano Memorial Scholarship. 

Chili Cook-Off, Summer BBQ, Pancake Breakfast

The Chili Cook-Off is a joint event with the Reno-Stead Airport Association and is generally held each January in a heated hangar at KRTS. The Summer BBQs and Pancake Breakfasts are held at KRNO.


Fly-Out to an airport restaurant and perhaps visit an aviation museum, too!

Operation Santa Claus

For this annual event, RTAG teams up with other groups and businesses at KRNO to provide a wonderful Christmas for needy families in the community. The event includes a Parade of Planes with a dozen or more GA airplanes, followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving in a C-130! Lunch, games, and entertainment follow, and each family is presented with a Christmas tree and wrapped gifts to take home.