...my favorite part of aviation, and the experiences, people, and places are like nothing you will ever see traveling by airline.
Carrolton, TX (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
Local small airplane pilot, Kaitlin Mroz will soar across the country competing in the 2014 Air Race Classic (ARC) this summer, which begins June 16th in Concord, California and spans over 2,338 nautical miles.
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 plane of their choice. There are, however, limitations: the aircraft must be “stock” small airplanes and have their handicap speed identified with a check pilot. They will zoom through ten intermediate stops in four days enroute to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania in the quest for the fastest time.
The ARC carries on the long tradition of women’s air racing that dates back to 1929. Air racing became popular in the 1920’s, but women pilots were forbidden to race against the men in that era, so the ladies started their own. This year’s ARC will have fifty teams and over one hundred female pilots compete for the championship title.
“I'm racing this year because I've always had an interest but timing never worked out. GA (general aviation) is my favorite part of aviation, and the experiences, people, and places are like nothing you will ever see traveling by airline. The ARC gives the opportunity to experience these elements with a challenge,” Kaitlin said of her first ARC. Currently Kaitlin works in flight following/dispatch for Southwest Airlines in Dallas, TX.