RENO, Nev. (March 9, 2022) – Attendees of this year’s STIHL National Championship Air Races will be able to witness unparalleled power, awe-inspiring maneuverability and some of the world’s greatest pilots as the F-22 and F-18 demonstrations thunder past the grandstands when they perform Saturday and Sunday of race week.

Fans can see these two military demonstrations and so much more during the 2022 event set for Sept. 14-18.

F-22 Raptor Demonstration

The U.S. Air Force’s premier combat-ready air-to-air dominance stealth fighter aircraft is showcased by the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. The team performs precision aerial maneuvers at airshows around the world to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world’s premier 5th generation fighter aircraft. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.

F-18 Tactical Demonstration

U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 122 (VFA-122) “Flying Eagles” will perform their tactical demonstration. The squadron is United States Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F/A-18 Hornet Fleet Replacement Squadron at Naval Air Station Lemoore. The “Tac Demo” team flies the single-seat F/A-18E and two-seat F/A-18F as close to the “edge of the envelope” as safety and prudence allow, according to their website.

The world’s fastest motorsport is set to return to the Reno skies for the 58th time September 14-18, 2022. Advanced tickets are currently available for 2021 attendees who would like to renew. Sales to the general public for the 2022 STIHL National Championship Air Races will be available beginning March 14, 2022 and can be purchased online or by calling 912-470-5773 or emailing [email protected].

Upcoming announcements for ticket sales, performers and more can be found on or on the STIHL National Championship Air Races Facebook page.


About the STIHL National Championship Air Races       
The STIHL National Championship Air Races are held every September just north of Reno by the Reno Air Racing Association, a 501(c)(3). The event has become an institution for Northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world with seven racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. Independent economic impact studies show that the event generates as much as $100 million annually for the local economy. For more information on the STIHL National Championship Air Races, visit