National Championship Air Race Official Programs & Guides, Reno

The first year's National Championship Air Races & Air Show was 1964. It was held 20 miles east of Reno with bleachers seating 5,000 that organizers had borrowed from local schools. In 1966 it was moved to the site of the former Stead Air Force Base.

Today, The National Championship Air Races & Air Show features most of the fastest racing planes in the world traveling at 400 to 500 miles per hour around pylons on a course at times 50 feet above Stead Airport, about 15 miles north of Reno, Nevada. Some quarter-of-a-million people from world-wide now attend regularly The National Championship Air Races & Air Show.

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