Tickets & Event

Tickets for the 2016 National Championship Air Races now on sale!

If you held Reserved seats in 2015 your Renewal forms for are due in by February 22. If you did not receive it, call RARA at 775-972-6663. Reserved seating will go on sale to the public March 7.

Tickets will be available on our website up to the day of the event. The last day to order your General Admission or Reserved Seat tickets through the Reno Air Racing Association office will be Friday, August 12. 2016. You can place ticket orders through the website and print them up through Race Week (Sept. 14-18). They will be scanned upon entrance at the gate or they can be purchased at the gate. All orders for RV Parking and Box Seats will still be taken up until race week through the office at 775-972-6663.

The most unique air racing event and aviation experience in the world.
Reno, NV • September 14 -18, 2016

Everything you need to know about planning your next trip to the National Championship Air Races will be found here.

Qualifications for all classes will start on Monday at 8am on September 12th and end at noon on Wednesday September 14th. We will begin racing around noon on Wednesday September 14th with all classes except the Unlimiteds, which will start racing on Thursday afternoon. All classes race each day starting at 8am and continue non-stop until 4:30pm. There are three heats for each class each day. In between the heats, there will be a world class airshow to keep the action in the skies above Stead Airfield.  We will have a much more detailed schedule as we get closer to the event.

You can find out which pilots are going to be here and which planes they’ll fly; check out this year’s air show performers; see the latest photos and videos and hear the latest from the Reno Air Racing Association; get the latest news and updates on the event; figure out where to park, where to stay and what to bring; and take a look at our site map to help guide you along the way.

Also, on Thursday and Friday during the races, the Reno Air Racing Foundation sponsors public, private and charter schools to come to the Races. Please contact our office for more information. 775-972-6663

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