The Reno Air Racing Association has announced the new line up of performers for the 2015 National Championship Air Races held Sept. 16-20 at the Reno Stead Airport. This year’s performers include the Breitling Jet Team, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the Commemorative Air Force’s Tora, Tora, Tora Airshow.
Tora, Tora, Tora were the words transmitted by Commander Mitsuo Fuchido on Dec. 7 1941 announcing a successful surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The Commemorative Air Force will perform its reenactment which has been in operation for 35 years. The show and history lesson will feature smoke, fire, explosions and dynamic flying. Eight to 10 authentic replica Japanese Fighter/Attack aircraft and Dive Bombers will perform. The airshow is intended as a memorial to all the military personnel on both side of the conflict who gave their lives for their countries.
The Breitling Jet Team, from Switzerland, is the largest professional civilian jet formation team. They fly the Czech-made L-39C Albatross aircraft in unique formations, high speed passes, less than three meter spacing and a pyrotechnic finale during their performance.
The most successful fighter of its generation, the F-16 Falcon, built to sustain 9G turns will show it prowess in Sept. The public will also be able to tour the Falcon in the pits.
In addition to this year’s performers the Reno Air Racing Association is expanding this year’s “Drone Zone” which was introduced in 2014. The attraction will feature unmanned aerial vehicles in an expanded zone.
Tickets are now on sale for the 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races held September 16-20, 2015 at Reno Stead Airport. For more information or to volunteer go to: http://airrace.org.