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Pictures of the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team that flew on Thursday at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Photos Courtesy Chuck Peacock

Pictures of the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team that flew on Thursday at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Photos Courtesy Chuck Peacock

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  • Pictures of the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team that flew on Thursday at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Photos Courtesy Chuck Peacock
  • Pictures of the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team that flew on Thursday at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Photos Courtesy Chuck Peacock
  • Naples residents Chuck Peacock and his wife Sandy were present at the Reno National Championship Air Races where a dozen people were killed after a competitor lost control of his plane and crashed into the crowd.  Photo courtesy of Chuck Peacock.
  • Reno Finishing Pylon; Picture of the finish pylon giving some perspective of the layout and distance the stands are to the race course. Photos Courtesy Chuck Peacock
  • The competing plane, the Reno P-51 Miss America, is a colorful example of the type of aircraft that crashed which was also a P-51 model in different racing colors. Photos Courtesy Chuck Peacock
  • Pictures of the Patriot Jet Team that flew earlier in the day on Friday at the Reno National Championship Air Races 2011. Photos Courtesy Chuck Peacock
  • Reno Rare Bear Unlimited Racer - This aircraft had just passed the finish pylon on the third lap (of six) and the aircraft that crashed (called Galloping Ghost) was following this aircraft.  Moments after taking this picture, as I looked for the following aircraft, is when the ill-fated plane began its acute climb and subsequent crash. Photos and caption Courtesy Chuck Peacock
  • Racers line up for the Reno Unlimited Race Start - The typical start of an Unlimited race.  The aircraft are in a line abreast of each other going downhill to the first pylon. Photos Courtesy Chuck Peacock

Chuck Peacock’s photos of the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev. Last week, a 1940s-model plane lost a piece of its tail during the show and crashed into the crowd, killing 11 and injuring dozens.

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