Patriots Jet Team returns to the Reno Air Races

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- The 55th annual Stihl National Championship Air Races will wrap up the five day event on September 16, 2018, but this year’s event marked the return of the Patriots Jet Team.

The team was at the air races four years ago. The team’s mission is to help get the youth interested in Aviation and award scholarship for them to pursue that career route.

On Saturday afternoon, the volunteer group based out Bryon, California also helped two people cross an item off their bucket list. Stihl President Bjoern Fischer and KOLO 8 Morning News Anchor Rebecca Kitchen got the chance to ride in the Patriots Jet L39.

The team will perform one more time on Sunday at 10:55 am. To see the final day events, click here.