The 2018 Reno Air Races
Here is all the information that you need to know on this years event!!! Click the button below for the unofficial Schedule of Events when it is available in August!
The 55th Anniversary of the Reno Air Races Performers!
*(Will be updated with more performers accordingly)*
The Patriots Jet Team
Dedicated. Precise. Dynamic. These words come to mind when watching the spectacular aerobatics performed by the Patriots Jet Team. A demanding discipline, performance aerobatic flying is a concentrated blend of technique, mastery, and style which requires professional and highly experienced pilots.
The story of the Patriots Jet Team, the largest civilian-owned aerobatic jet team in the western hemisphere, began with the vision of one person, Randy Howell. Fueled by a passion for aviation since childhood, it became Howell’s mission to create a six-jet precision demonstration team that could entertain, inspire, and educate.
This mission hit the ground running in 1999, when the first of the Patriots aircraft were purchased, followed by additional jets in 2004, 2005, and 2011. For more, check out them out here!
The USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-seat, multi-mission fighter with the ability to switch from an air-to-ground to air-to-air role at the touch of a button. With its lightweight airframe and powerful General Electric engine generating 31,000 pounds of thrust, the F-16 can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2. For more on the F-16 Fighting Falcon, click here!
Heritage Flight w/ P-51D Mustang
The USAF Thunderbirds (Wed. Only!)
Millions of people have witnessed the Thunderbirds demonstrations, and in turn, they’ve seen the pride, professionalism and dedication of hundreds of thousands of Airmen serving at home and abroad. Each year brings another opportunity for the team to represent those who deserve the most credit: the everyday, hard-working Airmen voluntarily serving America and defending freedom. The Thunderbirds 2018 schedule has the Reno Air Races on it, but there is a catch. As of now, the Thunderbirds are only listed to perform on the Wednesday of race week as they have another airshow on the weekend of Reno. Hopefully Reno will get to have the Thunderbirds perform on Wednesday of race week and maybe draw in some extra attendants earlier than usual!