The All Women’s Cross Country Air Race is scheduled for June 22 – 25, 2015 with a stop in Hickory NC.
The air race will begin in Fredericksburg, VA, stopping at the Hickory Regional Airport and continuing on to Connellsvill, PA, Jeffersonville, IN, Three Rivers, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Larenceville, IL, Kirksville, MO, Union City TN, Gadsden, AL and ending flight in Fairhope AL.
The Air Race Classic is the epicenter of women’s air racing. Meet amazing women pilots from all walks of life. Race teams, consisting of at least two women pilots, must fly VFR during daylight hours only and are given four days to make flybys at each en route stop and then land at the terminus. The race routes change each year and are over 2,100 nautical miles in length. Each plane is flown in race configuration to determine its handicap speed and the challenge for each race team is to achieve actual ground speeds as far over the handicap speed as possible. The pilots strategize to play the elements, holding out for better weather, winds, etc.
The objective is to fly your “perfect” cross-country. In this type of race, the official standings are not known until the last entrant has crossed the finish line. Indeed, the last arrival at the terminus can be the winner!
Air Race Classic, Inc. is a nonprofit
501(c)(3) organization dedicated to:
Encouraging and educating current
and future women pilots
Increasing public awareness
of general aviation
Demonstrating women’s roles in aviation
Preserving and promoting the tradition of pioneering women in aviation