When Bill Stead aligned the first National
Championship Air Races at the beginning of the 60's, he would not have dared surely to
dream that this meeting would reach once such dimensions: 210,000 visitors, over 50
millions US$ economic impact into the local economy 2003 and prize moneys for the winners
of more than 1.1 millions US$ are only some numbers, which show impressively the today's
order of magnitude of the Reno Races.
Bill Stead died 1966 during a flight
accident. His idea was resumed and every year in September the Reno air Racing
Association provides with support of approximately 2,500 volunteers for the success of one
the most impressing Events in the world of Airshows.
Opinion polls by the way resulted in that it
concerns with a not insignificant part of the visitors repetition authors. Can the Reno
Air Races make addicted? We believe...;-)