This year the Portugal Air Summit will offer, like in the previous edition, a stand-out novelty – the ARC, Air Race Championship. 

This is a unique air race that will awaken emotions and lure thousands of people to Ponte de Sor, as it happened in the year before, when the airfield received an audience of 30.000 people.

The Air Race Championship had its first world début in Cascais in 2014, with enormous success and great media coverage.

In 2016, the race in Lisbon brought lots of people to the vicinity of Vasco da Gama bridge for an outstanding airshow, which featured the Portuguese air force and other international sideacts.

More than 500.000 people have seen these unique events

The elite pilots, who come from all over the world, get ready for each race through thorough private training - the PRTC - Pylon Racing Training Camp.  Ponte de Sor is the ARC’s preferred spot for holding this international training camp due to its unique features and exemplary conditions.