Gallery: Reno Air Races 2021

A week in pictures of an awesome flying showcase.

A week of fast flying in pictures of an awesome showcase gives a glimpse into the airmanship and sportsmanship on display.

Reno Air Races Biplanes
The Biplane category often pits many Pitts bipes against each other. Mark Loper
Reno Air Races Sport Gold
The Sport Gold race on Sunday saw hot competition between Race 24, Jim Rust, and Race 30, Andrew Findley, who would go on to take the number 2 and 3 spots respectively. Mark Loper
Reno Air Races Miss America
While Miss America was a show favorite, a DQ cleared the way for Sea Furies Dreadnought and Argonaut to take the top spots in the Unlimited Gold match. Mark Loper
Reno Air Races T-6 Texan
The T-6 Texan gets its own class at Reno, and the roar of those engines is unlike anything else. Mark Loper
Reno Air Races engine maintenance
It’s a reality that high-performance aircraft pushed to their limits break, so a great crew chief is worth their weight in gold. Mark Loper
Reno Air Races jet class
The Jet class features a bevy of Aero Vodochody L-39s and L-29s to scream around the pylons at speeds up to 500 mph. Mark Loper
Reno Air Races Vicky Benzing
Topping the Sport Silver class, Vicky Benzing blazed around the course at 305 mph in Lucky Girl, her Lancair Legacy. Mark Loper
Reno Air Races sportsmanship
At the close of each race, what matters is the sportsmanship and airmanship that was displayed throughout—a hallmark of this year’s Reno Air Races. Mark Loper


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