At the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, over 100 small aircraft zoom around in races at hundreds of miles per hour over the high desert floor, maneuvering around giant courses. These aircraft range from tiny, home-built planes in the “sport” category, to full-on jets, to biplanes. All told, there are six different types of planes that compete.
The pits at Reno/Stead airport are where the planes, crew, and pilots hang out when they’re not racing, just like race cars spend time in pits.
Here’s are some of the coolest machines we saw as we roamed the grounds under the hot sun. READ MORE (Popular Science)