Photos: Reno National Championship Air Races 2016

Take a closer look at some of the race planes in action at Reno this year.

Highly skilled pilots from around the world converged at Reno-Stead Airport once again for the 53rd National Championship Air Races.

About 120 airplanes competed in a number of race classes, including the Sport and T-6 classes captured in photos below.

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Pilot Andrew Findlay flies his Super Lancair Legacy "One Moment" on Thursday morning in the Sport Class race.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Also competing in the Sport Class was Kevin Eldridge in "Relentless."John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Bob Mills races in the Sport Class with his Thunder Mustang "Clas Thunder."John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Peter Balmer competes in the Sport Class in "Swiss Thunder."John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Retired military and airline pilot Lynn Farnsworth rounds out the Sport Class on Thursday in "Miss Karen II."John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Four planes round the home pylon at the start of Thursday's T-6 Texan Race start.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Photographers on the flight line look upward as airplanes zoom by.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Three T-6 Texans vie for initial advantage during the first lap.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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The T-6s round Pylon 3 during the race.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Chris LaFace flies the SNJ-4 Midnight Express.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Here comes Abracadabra, an AT-6C piloted by John Krawczyk.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Bare Essentials and Midnight Express duke it out rounding Pylon 3.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Inches from each other at speeds up to 230 mph, these planes race the 5.06 mile T-6 course.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Gene McNeely in his AT-6 Baby BoomerJohn King, FlyerFocus.com
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Baby Boomer rounds a pylon.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Here comes Pole Dancer, piloted by Eric Woelbing.John King, FlyerFocus.com
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Here's a closer Look at Pole Dancer, an AT-6C passing at over 210 mph.John King, FlyerFocus.com