A classic aviation event in the Nevada desert – the Reno Air Races!
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 mass hot air balloon launch for the kickoff of The Great Reno Balloon Race and over in Sacramento, I went to the California Capital Air Show. So it was a great aviation week for me!
Reno hosts the National Championship Air Races each year. The 2012 Reno race event was themed as a tribute to those people tragically lost in the race crash of 2011 and also to the heroism of the first responders who conducted rescue operations following the crash. A modified
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