Grand Forks, ND (PRWEB) June 02, 2014
Local pilot, Jennifer Pinkowski will serve as teammate in a small aircraft as her team soars 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 small airplane of their choice. There are, however, limitations: the aircraft must be “stock” models (no experimental) and have their handicap speed identified with a checkpilot. They will zoom through ten intermediate stops in four days enroute to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania in the quest for the fastest time.
This is the first Air Race Classic for Jennifer Pinkowski, a student at the University of North Dakota is a small airplane pilot, single-engine land with 250 hours logged. She has also worked for a flight school in Leesburg, VA.
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-two teams and over one hundred female pilots compete for the championship title. Jen is flying the ARC for “the history and fun of it. I get to meet so many interesting people!”