Reno Air Races

The National Championship Reno Air Races is considered to be the longest running Air Race in the world. Welcome to the World's Fastest Motor Sport, the only place in the World where you can see, up close and personal, five days of air racing by six classes of aircraft.

Reno Air Races Facts

When: September

Where: Stead Field Airport, Reno.

Maps: Stead Field Airport

Reno Air Races The Reno Air Races have been run since 1964 near Reno, Nevada, USA, and are currently held at the Reno Stead Field Airport, about 15 miles North of downtown Reno.

During the five days of racing, six different classes of aircraft reaching speeds of over 500 mph is by far the fastest-moving machines in motorsports! The Reno Air Races event also includes a world-class air show featuring top aerobatic performers, military and civil flight demonstrations, and a large display of static aircraft.

Aerobatics In addition to enjoying all of the flying, you can visit the pits and watch race teams work on their aircraft, browse any of the hundreds of participating vendors booths, and enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages and other amenities during your visit.

Reno Air Races hotels in Reno and nearby Sparks, NV are NEVER plentiful during the event, so you will want to make your lodging accommodations as early as possible. There will be low-fare round-trip shuttle service from downtown Reno locations to/from Stead Field. There is reserved RV parking right at Stead Field, and plenty of free auto parking on-site.

Custom Airplanes A little history of the Reno Air Races & Show. Bill Stead, a Nevada rancher, hydroplane racer, and World War II ace, came up with the idea to include the National Reno Air Races aspart of Nevada's Centennial Statehood Celebration. In 1964 he persuaded Reno businessman, Charles Maddox, to help sponsor the races, which would include a major air show and competition, national aerobatics and balloon championships, skydiving competition, and a performance by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Since then the Reno Air Races are held every September. Pilots qualify their airplanes in six race classes. There are air shows and other high flying activities that continue throughout the event.

Stunt flying For a more detailed information about the Reno Air Races, as well as a great map of the race course, visit the official Reno Air Show website here: The Official National Championship Reno Air Races Website.

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