Qualifications for the Air Race Classic
are made up two or more women pilots flying a single or twin engine airplane that is certified in the normal or utility categories with normally aspirated engines rated for continuous maximum operation (no limitations) at full takeoff power.
Collegiate Teams are also entered in the collegiate division of the race if all members of the team are closely affiliated with the sponsoring college or university and, at the time of ARC application, the Team Pilot is a registered undergraduate student at the sponsoring college or university.
CREW REQUIREMENTS - A Crew consists of two women pilots. Additional women Teammates are allowed, with at least a current student certificate or better, or a pilot’s license without a current medical certificate. Pilot, Copilot and Teammate(s) are collectively referred to as a Team, and all members of all Teams are referred to as Contestants. No pets may be carried.
A woman from outside the U.S.A. may compete with a valid Pilot certificate from her home country. If she flies a U.S.A. registered airplane, she must hold or obtain a U.S.A. Airman’s Certificate prior to the race Start Arrival Deadline.
Both Pilot and Copilot must bring the following valid evidence to the Start Credential Check:
- Private or higher Airman’s Certificate with a rating for the class airplane to be flown;
- current Medical Certificate;
- proof of required Flight Review or added rating;
- either the Pilot or Copilot must have a minimum of 500 hours PIC (pilot in command) or a current instrument rating;
- FCC Radio Telephone Operators Permit, if operating outside of the U.S.A.;
- current Passport or Resident Alien ID Card, if operating outside of the U.S.A.;
- current printed or electronic charts appropriate for the race route; and
- copy of a Certificate of Completion of an ARC recommended safety course. The date on the certificate must be no more than six (6) months prior to the Race Start. Recommended on line courses will be listed on the ARC web site. Each Teammate must bring valid evidence of a Student (airplane) or higher Airman’s Certificate to the Start Credential Check. If the Teammate will at any time act as pilot or copilot of the airplane, then she must present the credentials listed in 1.1.3.
- All members of a Collegiate Team must be closely affiliated with the University that they represent (such as student, faculty, flight instructor, etc.). The Team Pilot must be a registered student at the University, as defined by the requirements of that University.