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Reno Air Races

STIHL National Championship Air Races

Reno Stead Airport
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Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019

Named the #1 Air Show in America (2017) and a Top 10 Air Show in the World (2016) by USA Today readers.

The National Championship Air Races combines the world’s fastest motor sport with spectacular military and civilian air entertainment to offer the most unique air racing event in the world. This exciting, one-of-a-kind event showcases six different classes of race planes and up-close access to aircraft, pilots and crews in the “pits”. Gather your friends and family and experience the roar of planes as they streak past you at just 50 feet from the ground. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!

  • On your feet face action with Unlimited and Jet classes reach speeds over 500 mph!
  • Close-up access to racing aircraft, pilots and crews in the “pits”
  • World-class air performers
  • National Aviation Heritage Invitational vintage aircraft display
  • Aircraft and product displays
  • Extraordinary military aircraft displays
  • Loads of great concessions and merchandise

2019 Tickets, Parking, Shuttle Service:

General Admission and Pit passes, reserved seating and The Chairman’s Tent are available for advance purchase now.  For Box Seats and the Checked Flag Club, call 775-972-6663.

2019 Performers (subject to change):

The U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds will be performing loud and proud. The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about.

The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground ceremony kicks off the demonstration by showcasing the attention to detail and esprit de corps that defines our enlisted members. As the jets take to the skies and fly only a few feet from wingtip to wingtip, the crowd gets a glimpse of the awesome skills and capabilities that all fighter pilots must possess. The solo pilots integrate their own loud and proud routine, exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon – the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet.

World-renowned aerobatic Superstar Rob Holland is bringing his “Ultimate Airshow” to Reno. He’s the only eight-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, four-time world freestyle champion and 24-time international medal holder. Holland’s aircraft can pull 16 positive and negative g’s and can roll at an astonishing 500 degrees per second! It the most spectacular, gravity-defying aerobatics in the world!

The full performer line-up will be available in the summer.

Airing on NBC Sports in April and May!

Three unique 60-minute shows will highlight all the high-flying, seat-of-your-pants action from 2018. Catch a glimpse of the excitement.

    • 4/20 (Saturday): 11:30 a.m. (PT), 2:30 p.m. (ET)
    • 4/21 (Sunday): 2:00 p.m. (PT) 5:00 p.m. (ET)
    • 5/5 (Sunday): 2:30 p. m. (PT), 5:30 p.m. (ET)

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