Fliers to converge on Carson

The Carson City Airport will see an increase in activity this week as fliers converge on Northern Nevada.

David Corrao of the Trojan Fliers, said residents can expect a substantial number of aircraft using the airport.

"We're bringing in some high-performance, ex-military aircraft flying formations in and out of Carson City," Corrao said. "People are going to look up and see this and we don't want them to worry."

He said there will be some jets taking off and landing in conjunction with the event.

"With the air races taking place concurrently with our event, there will be some added noise," he said. "Everyone is aware of and will be following noise abatement procedures. We want to be a good neighbor."

Corrao said there are no scheduled events for the Trojan Fliers, but they will be coming and going through Sunday.

"Some are coming to the air races, some are part of a group of pilots who come here during the air races," he said. "Basically, we are practicing flight safety and formation safety and the activity will be centered around Carson's airport."

Many of the planes involved in the Trojan Fliers exercises are T-28 Trojans, which served as trainers and ground attack aircraft from 1948 to 1984.

The jet aircraft are Czech L39 Albatrosses, which were military fighters.

Corrao runs a video production company in Reno and once flew Trojans. The event is being hosted by his brother, Lud. The brothers have a hangar in Carson City and have lived in Reno since the late 1950s.

Corrao was chairman of the airport authority three years ago.


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