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Pylon Racing Training Camp

Formally known as PRS, Pylon Racing Training Camp (PRTC) will take place in Las Cruces, NM.  May 8-11.  Arrivals May 8th by 1200, and formation warmup commencing from there through May 9th.  The 10th and 11th will consist of course time in waivered airspace.

Each participant will pay $900 for operational costs to run the event.  This must be paid in advance using the button just below this information.

Pay for PRTC – $900

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Formation Prerequesites

Formation Flying is a fundamental skill involved in Sport Class Air Racing. Prospective Sport Class Racers must come to Reno with adequate formation training, skills and experience to be safe in the racing environment.

Sport Class Air Racing hosts a Formation Warm-up for its certified racers and prospective new racers. This warm-up period is mandatory for all Rookies desiring to attend PRS. However, this warm-up period is just that, a warm-up. It is not designed as a basic formation clinic to give pilots with no formation experience the training needed to be safe for solo in 2 short days. It is designed as a two-day warm-up, and a class SOP familiarization period.  In order to be accepted to participate in the Sport Class Formation Warm Up pilots must poses adequate formation skills to be considered safe for solo in a 4-ship or larger, performing all of the maneuvers in the Sport Class Formation Guidelines. 

A prerequisite for participating in Sport Class PRS training is formation training from the following sources:

  • Military Formation Training and Experience (Training Command, UPT, Fleet or Force).
  • FFI or FAST (Industry Formation Carded, documented attandance at FAST/FFI clinics, or documented training with FFI/FAST pilots).
  • Other documented sources of formation experience, such as documented training with Sport Class pilots.

Reference Materials

1-7 Required Reading

Below you will find links to training documents related to PRS and the Sport Class Formation Warm-Up. Please review all of them before attending either event. Numbers 1-7 are required reading for all participants.

How about some PRS videos!

Technical Inspection Documents

Below you will find links to three documents related to technical inspections.  Each airplane must be inspected by the Sport Class Technical Inspector prior to being allowed on course.  Please review the documents and ensure your aircraft meets these standards prior to attending an event.