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By Air and Sea

By Air and Sea

Over the next two months, one CSDA member company will be taking flight AND hitting the high seas. Team STIHL will participate in both the National Championship Air Races and the Super Boat National and World Championship.

Air Races
Sept. 14-18: 2016 National Championship Reno Air Races

Super Boat
Sept. 30-Oct. 2: 8th Annual Clearwater Super Boat National Championship
Nov. 6-13: 36th Annual Key West World Championship

One Moment, a sleek carbon fiber race plane is a Lancair Super Legacy with a 600+ hp twin turbo engine and is piloted by Andrew Findlay, a test cell supervisor and engineer at STIHL Inc. Several of his colleagues serve as the racing plane’s crew. With the power of a custom McCauley Blackworks propeller and innovative crew, the plane can hit speeds of nearly 400mph. To learn more, visit

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a 501(c)(3), holds the National Championship Air Races every September just north of Reno. The Reno Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Last year’s event generated more than $66 million for the region’s economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civil flight demonstrations. For more information on the National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials, volunteer or purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit

Pilot Andrew  Findley with the STIHL One Moment race plane.

Pilot Andrew Findley with the STIHL One Moment race plane.

The STIHL Super Boat catamaran, has a new driver. Jake Noble will honor of his late father Robert “JR” Noble by taking over driving duties in the new STIHL Skater 388 for the 2016 Super Boat International series. Last year, Team STIHL enjoyed a 4th place finish at the 35th Annual Key West World Championship in the Super Boat category, and they look forward to another great season. To read more about the team’s achievements and find a complete listing of scheduled races, results, videos and photos, visit:

For More Information
Contact: Sarah Taylor
Tel: 757-340-7425

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