The 2024 all-women cross-country race starts at Southern Illinois Airport and ends at Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Fort Collins/Loveland, Colorado, with intermediate stops in 11 states.
Air Race Classic
For the first time, the Air Race Classic Air Derby is open to both male and female pilots “in response to popular demand.” Registration for the one-day flying proficiency event opens July 15, 2023.
For the 2023 race, 42 teams, consisting of 100 women pilots from across the United States and around the world, will take off at 8 a.m. June 20 from Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota, for a 2,684-statute mile competition across 12 states that ends June 23 at Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport in Florida.
The planned route includes stops in Mankato, Minnesota, Ottumwa, Iowa, Kearney, Nebraska, Herington, Kansas, Ponca City, Oklahoma, Sulphur Springs, Texas, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Pell City, Alabama, Cross City, Florida, and end in Miami, Florida.
Registration is open through Sept. 15, 2022, for the Air Race Classic Air Derby. Teams consisting of at least two female pilots can register for the one-day create-your-own race, a twist on the traditional Air Race Classic long-distance endurance air race. The derby was initially created as a way to continue the Air Race Classic […]
The 2022 race proved the annual all-women Air Race Classic is more than a race.
This June, women pilots from all over the U.S. will gather at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) in Florida to begin the 2022 Air Race Classic.
The race begins at 8 a.m. June 21, 2022, when 50 planes will launch full throttle, 30 seconds apart, down the runway at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) in Florida. From there, they will embark on a 2,548-mile course that ends June 24 in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Registration opens Jan. 3, 2022, for the 45th annual Air Race Classic.