OSHKOSH — The winners have been announced for the 16th Annual EAA AirVenture Cup cross-country air race. The fastest aircraft of the day was a Turbine Legend, flown by Marty Abbott who came in at a time of 1:17:55 and an average speed of 354.30 mph.
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.
With Reno just days away, here’s a way for every pilot to get involved in sport air racing…
Looking for away to practice your airmanship but tired of the $100 hamburger? Maybe it’s time to enter the world of sport air racing.
You don’t need to have a lot of money, a highly modified airplane, or even a great deal of technical skill to compete in these cross-country races.
“The fastest airplane wins,” explains Red Hamilton, a long-time air racer and member of the Sport Air Racing League (SARL). “It’s not like the Reno Air Races where you go around and around pylons. It is cross country air racing. There are turn points along the course. It’s racing for the rest of us.”
Aeroclub Airsports Croatia has released its AA-RACE game simulation for iOS and Android devices.