Female Pilots Ready to Race in Annual Air Race Classic

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Collegiate teams dominate the oldest Women's Cross Country Air Race. With over one hundred female racers each year, over twenty of them will be women actively enrolled in an Aviation education.

Almost half of the Race Top Ten are aviation students

Collegiate teams dominate Womens Air Race

The Air Race Scholastic teams bring the competition to a high level.

Entries for the Air Race Classic opened on Thursday, January 2, 2014. The four day all-women transcontinental air race will be capped at 55 teams this year. Collegiate teams make up nearly 20% of each years racers.

The young female pilots not only compete to refine their flight skills, but also to help increase public awareness of general aviation for future aviatrixes. The collegiate teams have effectively remained competitive gaining momentum each year. In 2013, four teams took Top Ten.

Entries are expected from the following universities: Purdue, Liberty, Cargill Aeronautical Academy, Texas State Technical College, Jacksonville, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Daytona and the University of North Dakota.

Racer entry deadline is April 1, 2014. To apply http://www.airraceclassic.org.

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