The air show held at Reno's Stead Field concurrently with the races. The air show features top jet teams, military tactical demos, warbirds and world-class aerobatic performers. While racing action started at 8AM, welcoming ceremonies to kick off the air show didn't start until 11AM with the Wings of Blue Parachute Team flying in the US flag. During the course of the afternoon the airshow acts and races would alternate. The airshow flying began with a very spirited demonstration of the flight capabilities of the Dassault Falcon 7X. The action heated up with Air Combat Command's F-16 Viper Demo. Maj Craig "Rocket" Baker took off in full afterburner and didn't let up except during the low-speed high-alpha pass. After seeing the minimum-radius turn I'm sure many in the audience wondered what time Maj Baker could have set in the Jet class gold race! After his demo, "Rocket" paired up with Kevin Eldridge, flying the P-51D Mustang "Wee Willy II," for the Heritage Flight.