Microsoft Flight Simulator - Reno Air Races

Every year in September, the Reno Stead Airport (KRTS) is home to the world’s fastest motorsport event: the Reno Air Races.
The Air Races have been organized since 1964 and have become an enormous event during which not only races in different classes are held, but an airshow and a static show are held as well.

The Reno Air Races are an American event, but another event (which has become more well-known worldwide) is the Red Bull Air Race.
This race event has traveled the world and has been held in 36 different locations over 16 years, under which Berlin, Budapest, London, New York, and Rotterdam.

The first major expansion for Flight Simulator

The Reno Air Race expansion pack is introduced simultaneously as the Microsoft Flight Simulator – Game of the Year edition and is the first major expansion for MSFS2020.
The expansion contains the entire event, meaning you will get to experience the event, including bleachers with spectators, aircraft on the parking stands, and stands that can be visited during the event. In addition, the environment around Reno has been updated, making it even more realistic and accurate.

Air racing against the world

Air races are flown in four categories: unlimited, jets, T-6, and biplanes.
You can try and get the fastest lap time and have your name immortalized in the Xbox Live leaderboards, or you can compete against other flyers in a Quickmatch. During a Quickmatch, the first thing you need to do is fly a qualification round. Your time will determine your starting position in the racing field. Then, the race will be flown by all aircraft simultaneously. The pilot with the fastest time and the fewest mistakes (for example, by taking a shortcut or flying too low / too high) wins the race.

Speed, agility, and reaction speed are important factors when air racing. For this reason, flying an Air Race aircraft is done using a stick. Therefore, we recommend using a joystick, possibly with a throttle (HOTAS setup). If you want to be the fastest pilot, have a look at the sticks below:

  • Thrustmaster - T.16000M FCS HOTAS - FlightsimWebshop

    Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS

    Only one left in stock
    Ordered before 23:00 (CET), shipped today

    CHF 117.00

  • Logitech G - Saitek X52 - FlightsimWebshop

    Logitech G Saitek X52

    Limited stock available
    Ordered before 23:00 (CET), shipped today

    CHF 125.00

  • Our choice

    Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flightstick

    In stock
    Ordered before 23:00 (CET), shipped today

    CHF 109.00

  • T.Flight Full Kit Xbox Series

    Thrustmaster T.Flight Full Kit Xbox Series

    Limited stock available
    Translation missing: en.Shipped on Monday

    CHF 150.00

  • Thrustmaster - T.Flight Hotas One - FlightsimWebshop

    Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One

    Limited stock available
    Ordered before 23:00 (CET), shipped today

    CHF 80.00

Not all flight sticks are compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X|S. Please check the product specifications before purchasing.

Four full modeled aircraft

The Reno Air Race expansion pack costs € 19,99 and includes four fully-modeled aircraft.

  • North American T-6 Texan
  • North American P-51 Mustang
  • Aero L-39 Albatros
  • Aiat Pitts Special S1S

Besides the four ‘standard aircraft’ (one aircraft for each class), there is a full collection available. The full collection consists of ten extra aircraft per race class and costs € 59,99.

The Air Race aircraft can be used to explore the world and will be available in your hangar.

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What you'll need to run Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator runs on Windows PC and Xbox Series X|S.
Please make sure your PC meets the following minimal requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10.
  • Processor: Intel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X.
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM.
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 | AMD Radeon RX 590.
  • Storage: 150 GB available space

Almost all flight simulator hardware is compatible with MSFS on PC. Our recommended hardware has default profiles for flightsimulator, which means that you can plug it in and fly away immediately. Additional configuration is not necessary. Not all hardware for Microsoft flight simulator is always compatible with Xbox Series X|S. Please make sure to check the requirements for controls as well.


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