RTAG Special Events Committee
Mission Statement & Goals
Through events such as pancake breakfasts, chili cook-offs, poker runs, and the annual Celebration of Aviation Banquet, we aim to lead those inspired by aviation to become actively engaged in transforming GA at KRNO.
Committee Chair: Karen Inda
Poker Run Instructions
This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th. In case of weather on the 8th, it will be postponed to Saturday, October 22nd. Here's how it works:
Participants fly from airport to airport, collecting playing cards.
Those who ante $100 collect one card at each airport. Those who ante $150 collect two cards at each airport. PayPal fees are added to these amounts if you pay online.
There are seven participating airports. These are subject to change. The current list is either KCXP or O43, KSPZ, KRTS, O02, O05, KSVE, and GA West at KRNO. Pilots must visit at least five airports to qualify. You can visit these in any order, ending at GA West for judging and prizes.
Stellar Aviation will provide a BBQ lunch and a fuel truck at GA West.
This event benefits the Top Pagnano Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Ideally, each pilot and passenger over the age of 18 would register and pay separately to collect his or her own set of cards, but it's not required.
The cards are sealed in individual, coin-sized envelopes and must remain sealed until the judge asks the participant to open his or her cards. Once opened, hands cannot be mixed.
Half of the money from the ante goes to the Tom Pagnano Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The other half will be divided between the three winners.
If you have an empty seat in your airplane and would like to offer it to another participant, or if you need a seat, please contact Karen.
There will be a pilot briefing on Wednesday, October 5th, at the regularly scheduled RTAG General Meeting. Click here for details. Participants who cannot attend the briefing should ask for the briefing documents by email.
To participate, please fill out the registration form below.
There are three methods of payment:
1. You can pay online by clicking the appropriate "Buy Now" button below the registration form. We've added $5 to the online payment because PayPal takes a fee. If you don't have a PayPal account, click the 'Buy Now' button and then click the gray 'Pay with Debit or Credit Card' button on the next page.
2. You can mail a check for $100 or $150 per person. Checks must be received at least one week before the event.
3. You can pay in cash ($100 or $150 per person) when you present your sealed cards to the judge. Prizes will not be awarded unless payment has been made in full.
Questions? Click here.
Click here to pay $105:
Click here to pay $155:
Click the PDF icon to view the Special Events Committee's work plan for Fiscal Year 2022-2023