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“Best place for air racing!”

Reno Air Racing Association
Ranked #15 of 125 things to do in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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Reno, Nevada
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268 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Best place for air racing!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The timing at the beginning of September means you nearly always have great weather. Not too hot not too cold. Normally blue skies which means great viewing of the various racers and performers. This is something that truly can only be held here. No other venue would work as well. Mountains and desert for a back drop and ultra fast WWII era planes racing around a pylon course. Plenty of parking, lots of vendors, and of course Section 3! (If you don't know about them, you'll just have to see for yourself.) Nothing beats it.

Visited September 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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“RENO INTERNATIONAL AIR RACES”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

September is Prime Time in Reno . The Air Races cap a beautiful summer schedule of events in Reno , Nevada
" COME TAKE A LOOK FOLKS "

Visited September 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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134 reviews
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“Love the Air Races”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Too bad it is becoming too expensive for the elderly and parking/access is very difficult for the handicapped. I remember many years ago when I was younger when my friends & I would actually fly to Reno, just for the races.... that was fun then!

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
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“Brought my husband and I to tears...”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

My husband and I are both huge aviation enthusiasts. He is a pilot that comes from a family of a pilots and I went to school for air traffic control that also came from a family of pilots. We are both insanely passionate about the air racing community and we finally had a chance to come to the races and watch these phenomenal in person. When Strega, VooDoo, Rare Bear, and the gang came out for their first race, it brought tears to my husband's eyes to hear the sound of them and watch them take off for the first pylon. The entire air show in itself was a blast with great performances by all pilots and aircraft. While I wasn't a fan of Reno itself, we will for sure return to see the air races many times in the future!

Visited September 2013
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Reno
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128 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“Nothing like it anywhere.”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

The air races in Reno are an opportunity that simply isn't available anywhere else in the world. To see the planes, the pilots and all the exhibits is truly breathtaking. This event is totally professional and to top things off a lot of charities benefit from the hard work of the paid staff and the hundreds of volunteers who work their tails off. Don't miss the air races.

Visited November 2013
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