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Ariana Rayment

Ariana Rayment
Ariana Rayment is an instrument-rated private pilot from Tacoma, Washington. She discovered her love of flying through her former purchasing role at Glasair Aviation. She loves the Reno Air Races, where she stands alongside Jeff LaVelle as his crew chief and pals around with her friends in Sport Class.

Bearhawk Model 5 Takes Flight

Bearhawk Aircraft announced the flight of the first kit-built Bearhawk Model 5 on Monday, November 7th. This six-place airplane was originally designed to haul...

Ari’s Reno 2022 VLOG – Ep. 3

It takes time to edit a video, especially when you throw in a move to another state and a new house! Alas, my final...

Lying to Baristas

The year is 2021. Fear surrounding the pandemic has subsided a bit and the National Championship Air Races (NCAR)—Reno, in short—are back on. Jeff...

Ari’s Reno 2022 VLOG – Ep. 2

Episode two! Here is some footage of my perspective of Monday through Wednesday at the National Championship Air Races (NCAR) in Reno, Nevada. As...

Reno Diaries 2022 – Ep. 6

That’s a wrap, people! It’s been a difficult year, to say the least. From the races being on hold due to weather to an...

Reno Diaries 2022 – Ep. 5

Happy to report the Gold Sport pilots got on the course today! Unfortunately Andy Findlay had to pull off after two laps, leaving Jeff...

Reno Diaries 2022 – Ep. 4

Hi, happy Wednesday! I spent the morning laying in the back of the Raptor truck, recovering from having woken up at 5:15 A.M. Jeff...

Reno Diaries 2022 – Ep. 3

We got to Reno-Stead early this morning so that Jeff could make his mandatory 7:45 A.M. Sport brief. I ran into Mark Voss, Andrew...

Reno Diaries 2022 – Ep. 2

Hello and happy Monday! Yesterday Robbie Grove and I got Jeff and Jim Rust to their 8:30 A.M. mandatory brief, then headed to our...

Reno Diaries 2022 – Ep. 1

Happy to report I’ve made it to the Reno-Stead Airport! The drive was… uneventful. Not too much traffic. However, we did get in late....

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