Reno Air Races: A Look Back
The Reno Air Races were started in 1964 by Bill Stead, a hydroplane racer and World War
The event has been held annually ever since, drawing thousands of spectators every year.
The races were initially held at Sky Ranch airfield, a dirt strip just 2,000 ft long. Th
The annual Reno event is one of the few remaining of its kind, and was started largely to
From the beginning, T-6 racing has been hugely popular at Reno. These relatively affordab
Races are organized according to aircraft classes, which have evolved over the years and
During the race, records aren't the only things up for grabs. Pilots also compete for wha
In a sport where speed is king, competing aircraft generally undergo extensive modificati
Since the beginning at Reno, mustangs have dominated the racing scene. In this photo, wel
Unlimited racers round a pylon and accelerate for the straight away.