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Old 06-21-2016, 03:43 PM
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Default RV-7 in the Air Race Classic

Arrived Double Eagle (KAEG), the first fuel stop! The fastest airplane in the Air Race Classic, they even beat the photographer to the field:


Welcome to Stephanie Wells (R) and Gretchen Jahn (L), flying the sole RV-7 in the race from Prescott to Daytona Beach:

And on to the next leg after a brief break, braving midday temps en route to Midland:


The fuel line got long in the meantime!


You can find them on the live map here (unless they've already finished!).
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:26 AM
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I met Stephanie and Gretchen the day they did their timing procedure out at KFTG - Had a great breakfast with them. Both wonderful ladies and I'm rooting for you!!!

Go team 24!!!!

Jim

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Old 06-22-2016, 06:23 PM
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Good luck to them and safe flying!

One plane appears to have had trouble:

http://www.ky3.com/content/news/plan...383984511.html

If the link works, it about a C182 that had engine trouble. No one injured.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:02 PM
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Good luck to them and safe flying!

One plane appears to have had trouble:

http://www.ky3.com/content/news/plan...383984511.html

If the link works, it about a C182 that had engine trouble. No one injured.
I think that's the "Red or Green?" team with Susan Larson and Amy Ecclesine. Glad to hear they are OK following their forced landing!
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:22 PM
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Any word on team VAF 1? According to the live update map, they're still in Champaign, IL. Are they resting up, or do they have aircraft issues?
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:01 AM
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Looks like they're on their way again...and at a good clip! They may have been waiting for the most favorable winds (I think the racers are evaluated on how much their average ground speed exceeds some nominal speed for their airplane - the goal is to fly the "perfect cross country").

Here's the current map.
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:37 PM
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This just in: Stephanie and Gretchen have landed safely at the finish - Daytona Beach KDAB. Congratulations, VAF 1!
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