Below are some of our 2019 performers. A preliminary 2019 schedule will be posted approximately a week before the event.


U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about.
The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground ceremony kicks off the demonstration by showcasing the attention to detail and esprit de corps that defines our enlisted members. As the jets take to the skies and fly only a few feet from wingtip to wingtip, the crowd gets a glimpse of the awesome skills and capabilities that all fighter pilots must possess. The solo pilots integrate their own loud and proud routine, exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon – the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet.

Rob Holland

Rob Holland

World-renowned aerobatic superstar rob holland is coming to the 2019 STIHL National Championship Air Races.
The only eight-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, four-time world freestyle champion and 24-time international medal holder, Rob Holland is bringing his “Ultimate Airshow” to Reno.

Holland’s aircraft can pull 16 positive and negative g’s and can roll at an astonishing 500 degrees per second! Don’t miss your chance to see some of the most spectacular, gravity-defying aerobatics in the world as Rob Holland performs Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 15.