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Old 02-14-2016, 12:05 PM
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Default Women's Air Race Classic now accepting experimental's for exhibition class

Looking for Women experimental teams to fly in the Air Race Classic race in Late June. All info can be found at
http://www.airraceclassic.org/race-information.htm
Cyclone (Stephanie) and Gretchen, RV-7, out of Denver are entered as Racer #24. This is the old Power Puff Derby started in 1929.

It's a 4 day transcontinental, about 2500 miles. June 17-21. I have flown the race as co-pilot 3 times and can answer any questions. You learn so much about your RV, you increase your piloting skills are have a blast. It is one of those life events you will always remember. I have a 15 page presentation that walks you through the whole process of entering to finishing the race.

So what do you think..... Bonnie, Louise, Marion, Cookie (Tanya), Gail, Slasher (Cathy)?????

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Old 02-14-2016, 01:59 PM
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Default Bonnie's reply

Bonnie and Tom are meeting our kids and grandkids that week in the Black Hills. Glad to hear experimentals are now allowed.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:49 PM
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Well, that would be cool and something to consider in the future. I hope you're right about the change.

But, I note that their website's FAQs specifically says EABs are NOT allowed. I didn't see any information confirming that the policy has changed.
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:59 PM
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Default ARC is looking for qualified E-AB airplanes to race in the Non-Competition Class

Copy / Paste From: http://www.airraceclassic.org/race-faqs.htm

AIRPLANE QUALIFICATIONS
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3. CAN I ENTER THE ARC WITH AN AMATEUR-BUILT AIRPLANE WITH AN EXPERIMENTAL AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATION?
Currently, the ARC does not allow Experimental Amateur-Built (E-AB) airplanes to enter in the Competition Class. However, the ARC is looking for qualified E-AB airplanes to race in the Non-Competition Class in order to gather data further evaluation. Again, it's a handicap issue. For cerified airplanes, we have a rough idea of the expected handicap. For E-AB airplanes, the handicap issues become very complicated. So gathering data over time will permit ARC to answer many questions, with the goal of including E-AB airplanes in the Competition Class. For further information, contact Airplane Division.

Note: There is a mail to link for Airplane Division on the ARC website at the URL pasted above.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:41 PM
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Well, this is certainly a step in the right direction!

Now if only they allowed solo pilots...
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:28 PM
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Default Handicap data

There is a huge data base collected from several years of SARL races.
It seems that handicapping RV types should be doable now.

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Old 03-22-2016, 03:32 PM
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Default Conflicting calendar

My calendar is getting in the way. I plan to be at PRS during that time. I may swing up to the launch point a day or two beforehand to meet some of the flyers.
Perhaps 2017 for me.

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My calendar is getting in the way. I plan to be at PRS during that time. I may swing up to the launch point a day or two beforehand to meet some of the flyers.
Perhaps 2017 for me.

Cathy
Hey Red 2, PRS ends on the 18th, this starts on the 21st...piece of cake...Spirit will let you off eh!?!

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There is a huge data base collected from several years of SARL races.
It seems that handicapping RV types should be doable now.

Cm
Twister, great call! Cougar, if you want the SARL data, lemme know...it's very accessible, mucho spreadsheets, with sorted info by aircraft type (EXP and Production), etc. Don't know how the handicapping works, but if it helps, all the better!

Cheers,
Bob
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:28 PM
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The Air Race Classic starts tomorrow!

Here's the live map of teams - look for team 24, Vans Air Force 1 in their RV-7.

Wishing all the pilots safe flights & a great adventure!
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The Air Race Classic starts tomorrow!

Here's the live map of teams - look for team 24, Vans Air Force 1 in their RV-7.

Wishing all the pilots safe flights & a great adventure!
Thanks for posting that!
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