2015 News Items

Air Race Attracts International Competitors as Entry Date Approaches PR Web (press release) The 38th Air Race Classic will begin accepting entries for the annual ... Bassanesi and Gretchen Jahn placed second in the 2013 Air Race Classic.

SARL Race Report January 2013 (typo)
Looming on the Horizon: Great Air Racing in 2014
By Patricia Purcell - pg 20-21

“The 50th Anniversary Reno National Championship Air Races, The All Women’s Air Race Classic and twenty Sport Air Racing League events kept our sport alive and well…What started in 1929 with a group of women pilots racing from Santa Monica CA to Cleveland OH continues to this day as the All Women’s Air Race Classic. The ‘Classic’ is set to run June 16th through 19th from Concord CA to New Cumberland PA covering 2,654 statute miles.  This is handicap racing for women and factory planes only. There is a substantial purse and a big emphasis is put on assisting and inspiring young aviators. There is always a large entry from the University Flying Teams and these young women are always top finishers. This group should be applauded for keeping this time honored event flying.”

 

“Wanted: A few more women aviators”
By AMANDA SALVUCCI Capital News Service

FREDERICK, Md. -- More than 100 years since the first woman earned her pilot's license, there is still a significant gap between the number of women and men involved in aviation. A group at the Frederick Municipal Airport wants to help change the fact that less than 6 percent of pilots are women.

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ISU Flight Academy to hold a Fly-In/Drive-In fundraiser April 26

The Indiana State University Flight Academy will host a Fly-In/Drive-In from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 26 at the Terre Haute International Airport to raise money for flight competitions. This event provides the public a chance to learn about the flight academy and its student pilots. Meet senior aviation major Chelsea Noel, freshman aviation major Kayleigh Bordner and their instructor Melanie Abel -- three ladies who will participate in this year's Air Race Classic. The Classic is an annual transcontinental race for female pilots, Abel said. Routes are 2,400 in length and contestants are usually given four days, flying under VFR during daylight hours to reach the terminus. This year's competition will take the trio from Concord, Calif. to New Cumberland, Pa. Indiana State is marking its return to the race this year, Abel said. The Sycamores participated for three years, 2009-2011, taking top collegiate honors in 2009.

Women hold airplane wash to raise money for air race

ERIE, Colo. — Getting ready for a high-flying adventure across the US, Zia Safko and Emily Applegate held an airplane wash at the Erie Airport Saturday to raise money for their chance to fly in the Women’s Air Race Classic. The duo make up one of two teams from Colorado. Continue Reading

Cirrus Aircraft Promotes Women in Aviation, Equips 'Racing Aces' Pilots with SR22 Airplane for 2014 Air Race Classic

DULUTH, Minn., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doing its part to raise awareness for women in general aviation, Cirrus Aircraft will equip 'Racing Aces' team pilot Dianna Stanger, co-pilot Joyce Wilson and teammate Erin Cude with a Cirrus SR22 airplane to take on the 38th annual Air Race Classic in June. A competitive four-day flight across the United States, the Air Race Classic promotes current and future women pilots while increasing public awareness of general aviation. Cirrus will also help select the 2014 winner of the Racing Aces Scholarship, an annual $5,000 scholarship given to a young woman interested in aviation. Stanger was named the 2012 and 2014 'Most Dedicated Female Pilot Worldwide' by Women of Aviation Worldwide, and won the Air Race Classic with her co-pilot in 2012.
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Bose Announces Air Race Classic Sponsorship

The Leader in Headset Technology Announces Three-year Sponsorship to the Air Race Classic Oklahoma City, OK -- The Air Race Classic (ARC) is proud to announce a very special three-year sponsorship with Bose(R) Aviation, the leader in headset technology.
For Air Race Classic years 2014, 2015, and 2016, Bose will award the Top Champion and Reserve Champion Teams Bose(R) A20(R) Aviation headsets. Recognizing the need for racers to have the best of quiet, clarity, and comfort, Bose has become an ARC Sponsor for years to come.
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Chasing Amelia Earhart

McGill team set for trans-continental, all-women air rally

About to receive her Engineering degree on May 29, Annie Wen is flying pretty high. But she’s soaring even higher than your typical graduating McGill student – about 10,000 feet higher – because she is one third of the Montreal Flyers, a team of three young women pilots from McGill who will be taking part in the Air Race Classic (ARC) from June 16 – 19.
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Bryn Athyn woman set to compete in transcontinental Air Race

Bryn Athyn resident and American Airlines pilot Juliet Lindrooth is ready for a different kind of flying adventure.

The 51-year-old, who has been flying for 36 years, flies 90 hours a month to various parts of the world for work, but come June 16 she will be taking to the air for different reasons — tradition and charity.

Lindrooth and flying teammate 55-year-old Teresa Morse, of Media, whose been flying since 1977, will participate in the 2014 Air Race Classic, which is the longest running cross-country air race in the United States for female aviators.
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ForeFlight Mobile Helps in Planning for the Oldest Air Race

Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 ForeFlight Mobile is announcing it is an official sponsor of the Air Race Classic (ARC) and will provide each racer with a three month subscription for service. As an acclaimed leader in flight planning applications, ForeFlight is one tool no racer should be without. ForeFlight Mobile is proudly sponsoring the oldest, annual, all-female cross country air race in the United States and is the official inflight planning and support mobile app of the Air Race Classic (ARC). The ARC is launching its ten-stop race from June 16th - 19th, 2014, starting from Concord, CA and ending in New Cumberland, PA.
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Local Pilot Competes In Oldest Air Race In Small Airplane

Local pilot, Emily Applegate along with co-pilot, Zia Safko, will soar across the country in their small airplane as they compete in the 2014 Air Race Classic (ARC) this summer which begins June 16th in Concord, California and spans over 2,338 nautical miles. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Local pilot, Emily Applegate along with co-pilot, Zia Safko, will soar across the country in their small airplane as they compete in the 2014 Air Race Classic (ARC) this summer which begins June 16th in Concord, California and spans over 2,338 nautical miles.
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Kerhonkson pilot Katja Jourdan to compete in Air Race Classic

Kerhonkson resident Katja Jourdan will be competing in the Air Race Classic, a cross-country airplane race that begins in Concord, California on June 16, spanning 2,338 nautical miles to its scheduled completion in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania on June 21. The event will be the third for Jourdan, who will compete Jacksonville University teammate Stacey Byczek in the annual all-female pilot air race.

Watching the Oldest Air Race with a Classic

(PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The Abingdon Co. is proudly sponsoring the oldest, annual, all-female cross country air race in the United States and is the official watch of the Air Race Classic (ARC). The ARC is launching its ten-stop race from June 16th - 19th, 2014, starting from Concord, CA and ending in New Cumberland, PA. The sponsor is providing Championship Aviatrix winners with two Elise timepieces in Egyptian Gold and two Athenian Silver for the Reserve Aviatrix Champions. Read more

Area woman races through the skies for third straight year

and Springs aerial racer Emily Applegate and flying partner Zia Safko have taken a page out of the past in their continuing bid to be some of the fastest and most adept cross-country pilots in the nation. For each running of the Air Race Classic, Applegate and Safko dawn “Rosie the Riveter” jumpsuits, complete with an arm patch depicting the World War II-era symbol of the female contributions to the war effort.
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Local pilots compete in oldest race

Stillwater small aircraft pilot, Tracy Lovness, left, will soar across the country as she competes in the 2014 Air Race Classic (ARC) this summer which begins June 16th in Concord, California and spans over 2,338 nautical miles. Her co-pilot is Sandra Randall, at right, from Cumberland, Wisconsin. Racers will undergo briefings, flight planning, and fly -by study prior to take off. The race is an annual all female pilot air race in which pilots race against their own best speed in the airplane of their choice.
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2015 Press Releases

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Air Race Classic plans local landing at Vermilion airport

DANVILLE — Hard work and a lasting impression succeeded in bringing a longtime coast-to-coast race back to the Vermilion Regional Airport. The Air Race Classic, which starts on June 16, announced the Vermilion Regional Airport, located north of Danville, will be among the stops for the annual race. The race begins in Concord, Calif., and Danville is the second to last stop before the race ends in New Cumberland, Penn. Read more

Waco: TSTC Pilots Compete In Air Race Classic

WACO (June 9, 2014) Two Texas State Technical Institute Aircraft Pilot Training students and an instructor head out Tuesday to compete in the annual Air Race Classic. The cross-country race begins on June 16 in California and ends on June 19 in Pennsylvania. Read More

2 Purdue students to compete in women's air race

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Two Purdue University students are preparing for a four-day cross-country air race that's only for women. Seniors Rachel Borsa of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Haley Myers of North Branford, Connecticut, were scheduled to set out Monday morning from the Purdue University Airport in the women-only Air Race Classic. Borsa was Purdue's co-pilot in last year's event and will serve as pilot this year. Myers led the ground crew last year and is Borsa's co-pilot this year. Read More

Area woman races through the skies for third straight year

Sand Springs aerial racer Emily Applegate and flying partner Zia Safko have taken a page out of the past in their continuing bid to be some of the fastest and most adept cross-country pilots in the nation. For each running of the Air Race Classic, Applegate and Safko dawn “Rosie the Riveter” jumpsuits, complete with an arm patch depicting the World War II-era symbol of the female contributions to the war effort. Read More

ForeFlight Mobile Helps in Planning for the Oldest Air Race

ForeFlight Mobile is announcing it is an official sponsor of the Air Race Classic (ARC) and will provide each racer with a three month subscription for service. As an acclaimed leader in flight planning applications, ForeFlight is one tool no racer should be without. ForeFlight Mobile is proudly sponsoring the oldest, annual, all-female cross country air race in the United States and is the official inflight planning and support mobile app of the Air Race Classic (ARC). The ARC is launching its ten-stop race from June 16th - 19th, 2014, starting from Concord, CA and ending in New Cumberland, PA. Read More

Local Pilot Competes In Oldest Air Race In Small Airplane

Local pilot, Emily Applegate along with co-pilot, Zia Safko, will soar across the country in their small airplane as they compete in the 2014 Air Race Classic (ARC) this summer which begins June 16th in Concord, California and spans over 2,338 nautical miles. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Local pilot, Emily Applegate along with co-pilot, Zia Safko, will soar across the country in their small airplane as they compete in the 2014 Air Race Classic (ARC) this summer which begins June 16th in Concord, California and spans over 2,338 nautical miles. Read More

Kerhonkson pilot Katja Jourdan to compete in Air Race Classic

Kerhonkson resident Katja Jourdan will be competing in the Air Race Classic, a cross-country airplane race that begins in Concord, California on June 16, spanning 2,338 nautical miles to its scheduled completion in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania on June 21. The event will be the third for Jourdan, who will compete Jacksonville University teammate Stacey Byczek in the annual all-female pilot air race. Read More

Watching the Oldest Air Race with a Classic

The Abingdon Co. is proudly sponsoring the oldest, annual, all-female cross country air race in the United States and is the official watch of the Air Race Classic (ARC). The ARC is launching its ten-stop race from June 16th - 19th, 2014, starting from Concord, CA and ending in New Cumberland, PA. The sponsor is providing Championship Aviatrix winners with two Elise timepieces in Egyptian Gold and two Athenian Silver for the Reserve Aviatrix Champions. Read More

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