The Air Race Classic, the annual all-women cross-country airplane race, reports that LiveATC.net, a website that streams air-traffic communications from all over the world, will present live broadcasts of racers at the start and end of the race, as well as all flyby locations for the next three years. [Read more…]
Registration is now open for the 40th Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race.
More than 100 women pilots from around the country and the world are expected to compete in this year’s ARC, which begins June 21, in Prescott, Ariz., and ends June 24, in Daytona Beach, Fla. [Read more…]
Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, Calif., will be the start of this year’s Air Race Classic (ARC), which spans over 2,338 nautical miles.
The 2014 Air Race Classic will be held June 16-19. Racers will zoom through 10 intermediate stops in four days enroute New Cumberland, Pa., in the quest for the fastest time.
Entries for the 2013 Air Race Classic started coming in at noon on Jan. 2, when entries for this year’s race were opened. Over the past two months, 80% of the available racer slots have been claimed. Entries will be accepted until April 1, but the opportunity may not last that long, if all 55 race team slots are filled before then.
More than 100 air race pilots competing in the 36th annual Air Race Classic descended on the Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport late last month, after flying a 2,330 nm cross-country course in four days. Starting on June 19, the racers left Lake Havasu, Arizona, on a course that would take them east, north, and finally southeast to Sporty’s.
The first racers began to arrive early on Friday, June 23, and continued streaming in throughout the day, Sporty’s officials report. The winning team, based on fastest handicapped speed, was Dianna Stanger of Fort Lavaca, Texas, and Victoria Holt of Belton, Texas, who flew a Cirrus SR-22.
More than 100 air race pilots competing in the 36th annual Air Race Classic descended on the Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport in Ohio last week, after flying a 2,330 nm cross-country course in four days. Starting on June 19, the aircraft left Lake Havasu, Arizona, on a course that would take them east, north, and finally southeast to Sporty’s.
Kissimmee Gateway Airport’s (ISM) aviation business, SunState Aviation, will provide an airplane for the 2012 Air Race Classic (ARC). Flying for TeamUp, pilot Leah Dunn and co-pilot Joan Evert will use SunState’s plane to compete in the 2,681-mile, cross-country race, starting in Arizona and ending in Ohio.
To at least some degree we pilot types have gotten a bad rap. More often than not I find that we’re characterized as whiners, babies, rich guys who want everybody else in town to pay for their playthings. And while I disagree entirely with that perspective, I can completely understand how we came to earn the reputation.
The non-pilot community only hears about the pilot community when we want something. They rarely hear about Young Eagle flights, Angel Flights, or any of the other altruistic, supportive things we do in our communities. Pilots only make the paper when we want something, or when we make a deep impact in the earth. In either case, the slant the public sees in the news is not in our favor.
In order to be truly successful in the long term, you have to know how to crow when the time is right. And the time is right for every airport, and every pilot at some point. So sing the praises of your home field when you can. Promote the accomplishments of your fellow pilots. Make the papers and spread the word. Aviation has an up side that everyone can enjoy, even from the safety and security of their breakfast table.
The latest crowing I got to do was just this morning, when the city commissioners, city manager, airport manager, and a solid selection of my municipality’s management staff made their way to good ‘ol Gilbert Field to send off two sharp dressed women in bright pink shirts to battle their way through four days of hard flying as competitors in the 2010 Air Race Classic. [Read more…]