National Championship Air Races 2019

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National Championship Air Races 2019

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:58 am

National Championship Air Races
September 11th to 15th, 2019
Reno Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada

Featuring:
USAF Thunderbirds
US Navy Legacy Flight (F/A-18 Super Hornet and FJ-4 Fury)
Rob Holland
Michael Wiskus
Vicky Benzing
Immortal Red Baron
Commemorative Air Force Warbirds (F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat, PBJ Mitchell, A6M Zero)

https://airrace.org/
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Post by GRNDP51 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:06 pm

Got a glance at the rough schedule for race week. Below are some takeaways:

-7 Unlimited races, only one on Thursday. Waiting for entry confirmation but it can't be more than 12 or so entered
-Thunderbirds 45 minute show, I assume that means they will be stationed at Reno/Tahoe, which I fully support
-Legacy Flight with a Corsair rather than the Fury, which surprises me because I don't know which Corsair will do it (Tobul, CAF Dixie Wing, Collings, and Cavanaugh are the only Corsairs w/ certified Legacy pilots, all of them pretty far from NV.
-AWESOME job with entertainment after racers take off and form up. A third of the races during the day (starting Thursday) have entertainment during the form up, this entertainment includes the STOL demo two or three times a day, Draco STOL and max climb demo once a day, and the HondaJet demo once a day.
-Wiskus and Holland both once a day (15 minutes for each)
-CAF warbird 15 minute demo once a day, similar to last year's
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