A-10 “Warthog” Tactical Demonstration
The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team showcases the awesome capabilities of the United States Air Force’s unique close air support tactical fighter. The team is based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
USAF Heritage Flight
The Air Force Heritage Flight will feature the F-22 Raptor flying alongside its historic World War II-era counterpart in a dramatic display of our nation’s air power history. These formations serve as a living memorial to the men and women who have served— or are currently serving—in the U.S. Air Force. For Reno Air Race fans, the pilot of the P-51 Mustang in the Heritage Flight will be none other than seven-time Reno Air Races Unlimited Gold Champion (2009—2014 and 2016) Steven Hinton!
Navy Legacy Flight
The Navy Legacy Flight Foundation program matches today’s frontline military fighters with their predecessors in close flight maneuvers at air shows nationwide. The TAC Demo F/A-18 Super Hornet will fly on the wing of a Korean War F8F Bearcat fighter in an amazing tribute to Naval Aviators both past and present. For this year’s display at Reno, we have another special treat! The pilot of the Bearcat is none other than Steve Hinton, 2021’s RARA Person of the Year
and winner of multiple Unlimited Gold Championships. Steve is one of the world’s most talented and accomplished aviators, and we are proud to have him and his son, Steven, flying here in their respective Heritage and Legacy Flight debuts! pic: Larry Grace
Jim Peitz Aerosports
Flying his certified aerobatic F33C Beechcraft Bonanza, Jim Peitz delivers an amazing demonstration that will leave all who see it
completely mesmerized. The specialized Bonanza is capable of a wide range of aerobatic maneuvers, including loops, point rolls, barrel rolls, snap rolls, Cuban eights and hammerheads. Peitz has performed in a wide variety of air show aircraft, including nine years in a Christen Eagle, followed by a 15-year run in an Extra 300L and now the F33C Beechcraft Bonanza for over 11 years. He is the recipient of the most prestigious award in the air show industry, the International Council of Air Shows Sword of Excellence.
One of the finest certified aerobatic airplanes in the world, this British single-engine, two-seater GB1 GameBird is unlike any airplane.
Designed by renowned aerobatic champion Philipp Steinbach, the GB1 GameBird was engineered from the outset to be the best
aerobatic and touring airplane in the world. Watch as this aerobatic wonder, piloted by Philipp Steinbach himself, graces the skies of
Northern Nevada while entertaining the crowd at the STIHL National Championship Air Races!