Friday, June 10, 2011

2011 Air Race Classic Route

 2011 Air Race Classic Route

AirportsNautical Statute
IOWIowa City Municipal Airport, Iowa City, IA
BKXBrookings Regional Airport, Brookings, SD281.01323.38
JMSJamestown Regional Airport, Jamestown, ND175.82202.33
SPFBlack Hills-Ice Airport, Spearfish, South Dakota,260.32299.57
RWLRawlins Municipal/Harvey Airport, Rawlins, WY219.98253.14
AIAAlliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE197.68227.48
GBDGreat Bend Municipal Airport, Great Bend, KS287.25330.56
BGDHutchinson County Airport, Borger, TX200.09230.25
OUNUniversity of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport, Norman,OK194.28223.57
ELDSouth Arkansas Regional at Goodwin Airport, El Dorado,AR261.42300.83
BFMMobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, AL287.55330.90
Total Race Distance2365.402722.01

The preparations have begun! (well, it began quite awhile ago...but now it's "real"...the race is only 10 days away!)

Megan and Nicole are preparing to embark on their first ever air race. As you can see from the above distances and stops, these ladies will stop in 10 states, and cover over 2300 NM! No small feat! Not to mention, they will be competing against approximately 50 teams total as well as for the collegiate trophy. The collegiate trophy is something that is a special category (I will call it)  for the racers. In order to qualify for this category, typically the competitor has to be in college (and occasionally, the rules change and sometimes even graduates and a current student can qualify for this category).

These ladies are also first time racers. Again, this is a special category, so they will have the opportunity to be eligible for some "prizes" other veteran racers will not be able to compete for. HOW EXCITING!

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