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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES
Reno/ Stead Airport September 11, 2013 - September 15, 2013
Named one of the 10 best Air Shows in the WORLD by USA Today!
The 50th annual event is the only closed course pylon racing event in the world, and is the world’s longest running air race. Six different race plane classes battle just 60 feet from the ground, with the Unlimited and Jet classes reaching speeds over 500 mph! Besides the on-your-feet action of the races, spectators have close-up access to racing aircraft, pilots and crews in the “pits.” There’s a world-class air show, military display and demonstrations, aircraft display and great concessions. Experience the action of the “World’s Fastest Motorsport!”
The world’s first “jet-powered man” will take to the skies! Yves Rossy, known as “Jetman, ” will make only two appearances in the U.S. and the National Championship Air Races is one of his stops! Made of carbon-Kevlar material, the “jetwing” is powered by four jet engines and can reach speeds of 150 mph. Jetman controlls the throttle with one hand and uses his body to steer, pitch and descend.
Tickets officially go on sale for the 50th Annual National Championship Air Races on March 1st. Go to the website links below, or call their office (775)972-6663. Office hours are 8am until 4:30pm pst. Order early to ensure you have great seats.
Includes first come-first served seating in the General Admission grandstands, access to the static aircraft displays and the mainway vendor areas. Access to the pit area requires a pit pass which must be purchased separately. For general admission prices and additional information, click here.
Reserved Grandstand tickets provide access to all of the areas open to General Admission ticket holders, plus an assigned seat for the day, giving you the option to leave and return to the same seat at any time. Reserved Grandstand tickets are highly recommended on the weekends when seating becomes scarce in the general admission grandstands. Reserved Grandstand tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For reserved seating prices, click here.
A pit pass gives you unparalleled access to get close to the aircraft and observe the race teams in the pits, which occupy the western half of the event site. A General Admission or Reserved Grandstand ticket is required in order to get access to the Pit area with your Pit Pass. For pit pass pricing, click here.
The Chairman's Tent is a great place to enjoy food and a full service bar while relaxing in a shaded area. Access to the chairman's Hospitality Tent requires a General Admission or Reserved Seat ticket [which must be purchased separately], plus a Chairman's Hospitality Tent pass. A buffet lunch is served daily, and you can stop by any time to enjoy a cold drink and a snack, all this with a view of the races and air show. For prices, click here.
Box Seating and Checkered Flag Club
For that ultra air race experience. Box seating allows you to enjoy the races with friends or business associates from your private box on the flight line! The Checked Flag Club provides a long list of premium amenities, including front-and-center viewing location, free Air Race admission, quality dining, official merchandise, and exclusive entertainment. For more information, click here.
Parking and RV Passes
Parking passes must be purchased by calling the Reno Air Race Association to reserve them (775)972-6663. You can purchase parking passes at will call during the event. Season parking reservations may be purchased in advance. There are also non-reserved auto parking on site for $10/day. For more information, click here.
Thrilling wing tip-to-wing tip action
Just a fraction of a second separates these two planes crossing the home pylon