National Cross Country Air Races set for July
In its 11th year, the US Air Race, Inc.’s 2006 National Cross Country Air Races are slated for July 16-23.
Three races are open to all pilots and piston-powered aircraft. These handicapped speed races put a pilot’s skills on the line flying 2,400 miles.
It all starts in Hutchinson, Kan., with the Hutchinson 300, a one-day, non-stop event with navigation flown by pilotage only. The Hutchinson 300 is the first leg toward The Marion Jayne Perpetual Trophy. On July 19, the flag drops on the 1,800 mile Marion Jayne Air Race. All navigation instruments and aids are allowed with three days on the course to the finish line at Stevens Point, Wis. The final race is the Stevens Point 300, a non-stop, pilotage only race.
Prizes include cash, trophies and scholarships.
For more information: 903-564-9410.