A Curtiss P-40-E Warhawk and a North American P-51-D Mustang stand side by side in the static display area. The P-40 was the top US plane at the start of the war and the P-51 can be said to be the top US plane at the end.
A B-25J "Mitchell" comes in for a landing. This is the same make of aircraft that General Billy Mitchell took off from the USS Hornet and bombed Japan in April of 1942. General Mitchell was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for leading the raid. It was the first true coordinated offensive strike against Japan during the second world War. (Course the US Submarine fleet had been fighting offensively all along but they had terrible problems with torpedoes at this time.)
Hawker Sea Fury September Fury Some of these airplanes are really big. Here one of the ground crew of "September Fury" stands next to the engine to give some perspective to the immensity of this Hawker Sea Fury.
AT-6 Lickety Split Racing is also a lot of fun for all those involved. Here a member of the "Lickety Split" crew puts in the standby pilot into the cockpit.
Forumla 1 Racer Not all planes need a 5 person engine crew. A Forumla 1 racer uses a flashlight to examine an engine part.
A Pratt and Whitney radial engine out in the open with an A&P mechaninc hard at work on it. Reno is one place where there is rarely any rain so working in the open can be done. However, sunshades are sometimes needed when the tempature reaches the mid 90s at the 5046 foot elevation of the field.