In September 2012 I went to one of the top aerial events of the world, the 49th annual Reno Air Races (a 5 day event) just outside Reno, Nevada USA. The races really are a fantastic event and they have it all from high-speed racing aircraft and warbirds to aerobatic aircraft and military jets. The week leading up to the air races I also got to see a…
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Tags: Nevada, Reno, Reno Air Races
Tags: Darth Vader, Great Reno Balloon Race, Nevada, Olivia Newton John, Reno, Reno Air Races
“The Biggest Little City in the World” according to the big flashing archway in the middle of downtown Reno! Basically Reno in Northern Nevada is a smaller higher altitude version of Las Vegas.
Reno has a number of flashy casino’s and some less so to cater for everyone who wants to spend their hard earned cash! There are plenty of food options from cheap eateries and casino buffets to high end restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets.
I was in town for the Reno Air Races rather than to gamble (not one of my favourite pastimes) but found it to be a fun town to spend a few days in. While there I also stumbled upon the Great Reno Balloon Race and got to see an early morning ascension of 87 hot air balloons including an awesome Darth Vader one that had come from Belgium! I will show more photos for the air and balloon races in future posts.
I also went to a concert by one of Australia’s living national treasures Olivia Newton John! Very different from the heavy metal/hard rock gigs I usually attend, but I thought it was a show I would never get a chance to see anywhere else, so I just had to go! Turned out to be a great show and lot of fun! The crowd went wild for Xanadu, Physical and the Grease songs!
Tags: F-16, P-51, USAF Heritage Flight
A North American TP-51D Mustang “Little Witch” and General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon – USAF Heritage Flight – Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo 2012.
Tags: F/A-18, US Marines
An unexpected visitor at the Luftwaffe Day 2012 – Flying Heritage Collection!
Tags: B-1, B-2, B-52, USAF, Washington
The Stealth Bomber: just one of the The “Big 3″ bombers of the USAF that flew displays at the Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo 2012.
Tags: American Heroes Air Show, Australian Army, CH-47 Chinook, Museum of Flight, Seattle, US Army, Washington
Boeing CH-47D Chinook @ American Heroes Air Show 2012 – Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Tags: AH-64 Apache, Museum of Flight, Seattle, US Army, USA, Washington
Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow at the American Heroes Air Show in Seattle July 2012.
Tags: 4th of July, Independence Day, Tacoma, Tacoma Freedom Fair, Washington
Tags: F-22 Raptor, Independence Day, P-51D Mustang, Tacoma, Tacoma Freedom Fair, Washington