Used to live in Reno and worked out at the convenience store in Stead, which is where the air races are held, when I was a kid. I’m sure the tie downs are as you described at either Reno or Stead but hotel rooms in Reno shouldn’t be a problem.
I’d recommend flying into one of the outlying aiprorts like Carson City, Fallon, Truckee or, best of all, South Lake Tahoe. Tie down there, rent a car and drive back to Reno. If you don’t mind a gorgeous drive, Truckee or South Lake have excellent accommodations and it would be just over an hour from Truckee and 90 minutes from South Lake to drive to Stead each day.
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