Women's Air Race Classic Cancelled for 2021
The Air Race Classic is the epicenter of women's air racing in the United States. Pilots range in age from 17 to 90 years old and over 100 women participate each year. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds including students, teachers, doctors, airline pilots, business owners, professionals and air traffic controllers. 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 timing point and then land at the terminus. The race route changes each year, approximately 2,400 statute miles in length with 8 or 9 timing points.
After considering all currently available information and in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the ARC Board of Directors has regretfully decided to not hold the race in 2021. Since there will be no race, registration will not be opening on Jan 2nd. They are diligently working on an alternate flying event for this June that will be exciting and challenging. Details will be shared with the racing public in the weeks to come.