Photos: Reno Air Races 2016 Friday

The race action went on Friday, plus check out a Blue Angels demonstration.

The action continued on Friday at the 53rd National Championship Air Races in Reno.

Spectators gathered in the desert heat to watch Jet, Sport and T-6 class races, and were treated to a demonstration by the Blue Angels elite flight squadron, which performed every day of the week.

Take a peek at some photos from the adrenalin-pumping event below.

Reno Air Races 2016
A sport class heat comes out of the valley Friday morning at Reno.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
A line of T-6 Texans waits patiently in the desert sun for their turn to turn up the heat.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
While the Sport Class races, the L-39 Albatros Invictus, piloted by Zachary McNeill, taxis in front of the iconic home pylon.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
The Lancair Legacy Coming in Hot, piloted by Park City, Utah's Peter Zaccagnino, whizzes by.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
An Aero L-29 jet departs.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
The T-6 Abracadabra goes through some pre-race checks.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Planes in the jet class race overhead at speeds over 500 mph.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
The Blue Angels team lines up before its performance.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Arresting hook down, the Blue Angels make a pass in carrier landing configuration as the Sport Class planes line up elsewhere for their heat.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
The Blue Angels performed for Reno Air Race fans every day of the week.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Vying for the initial advantage, there go Midnight Express, Ole 58 and Eros into the first turn in the T-6 race.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
The classic home pylon shot, starring Midlife Madness.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Eros, Ole 58 and Midnight Express pass the home pylon.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Midlife Madness advances to the next lap.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Eros and Ole 58 pass the home pylon.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Sport Class pilot Vicky Benzing is ready to race in her Lancair Legacy.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
A look inside the Benzing's plane, Lucky Girl.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Seven Sport Class aviators come out of the Valley of Speed.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Lucky Girl rounds the west pylon and heads home.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Tom McNerney in Unleashed rounds the home pylon and heads back out to the Nevada desert.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Peter Balmer in Swiss Thunder zooms past the home pylon in Friday's Sport Class.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Vicky Benzing in Lucky Girl screams past the home pylon to take third.John King, FlyerFocus.com
Reno Air Races 2016
Jessy Panzer crossing the home pylon in Cruze Missile.John King, FlyerFocus.com