National Championship Air Races

The Reno-Stead Airport is the home of the National Championship Air Races, the world’s longest running air race. Six different race plane classes battle just 60 feet from the ground, with the Unlimited and Jet classes reaching speeds over 500 mph!

Besides the on-your-feet action of the races, spectators have close-up access to racing aircraft, pilots and crews in the “pits.” There’s a world-class air show, military display and demonstrations, aircraft display and great concessions. Experience the action of the “World’s Fastest Motorsport!”

For more information about the races or to purchase tickets please visit www.AirRace.org.

For more information on the Reno Air Racing Foundation's non-profit organization supporting careers in aviation, please visit www.PathwaystoAviation.org.

Attention GA Pilots!

Executive Summary for Air Races...please read amplified info and check NOTAMS!

Stead Airport will be towered from Thursday, 9/6 thru Monday, 09/17.

Tenant PPRs to fly required from 0600 Sunday, 9/9 thru 0600 Monday, 09/17.

Call Atlantic Aviation, RNO, to locate to RNO for easier flying from Friday, 09/07 thru Monday 09/17.

A NO PROP/ENGINE TURN LINE will be in effect from 0600-2000 daily, beginning Thursday, 09/06 thru Monday, 09/17 at noon. 

THE AIRPORT WILL BE CLOSED EACH NIGHT FROM 2000 UNTIL 0600 THE NEXT DAY, SUNDAY , 09/09 THRU MONDAY MORNING, 09/17!

To request PPR or towing, call or text Mike Scott anytime at 775-690-9450; email at mscott@renoairport.com or Dani Austin at 775-328-6570 during business hours (0730 - 1630)