48th Reno Air Races Start Today
September 14, 2011 – Today marks the start of the 48th Reno National Championship Air Races at Reno, Nevada’s Stead Airport, running through Sunday, September 18. Thousands of spectators are gearing up for five days of racing action by six classes of aircraft, the fastest reaching speeds exceeding 500 mph.
In addition to six classes of air racing, Reno 2011 is a designated Tier 1 event for the Centennial of Naval Aviation (CoNA) celebration. Also appearing are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, aerobatic performances, vendor exhibits, and more. For complete information on Reno 2011, including race schedules, pilots, and planes, click here.
Free Breitling Reno App Now on Android
Reno National Championship Air Races sponsor Breitling is launching the Android version of its popular “Breitling Reno Air Races” app this week. Also updated: the previously released Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (iOS) version, which has experienced nearly 1 million downloads. Download either version today and get ready for the big weekend of air racing. For the Android version, click here. For the iOS version, click here.