We Finished the ARC 2015 Race!!!
Nancy and I finished the 2015 Air Race Classic yesterday at 3:05 pm with almost 2 hours to spare. We discovererd a dead battery yesterday morning when we arrived at the KUCY airport, in Union City, TN, to fly our final two legs of the race. Fortunately the wonderful crew at KUCY were able to recharge my battery in a few hours. A huge thank you to Jo Ann Speer, the Airport Manager, William Waggoner, the owner of WillAero, LLC, and Glenn Belson, a retired Navy Pilot and mechanic. I will definitely be stopping at KUCY on my future cross country flights from DE to TX. Also want to thank John Armstrong and Dave Passmore of Lifestyle Aviation and Brad Reamer of Advanced Aircraft for early morning phone call support.
6 hours later we were in the air and were able to do a fly-by to continue at Gadsden, AL, KGAD, and then direct to the terminus at Fairhope, AL, KCQF.
Since we were the last team to leave KUCY and the last team to cross the finish line at KCQF, Nancy and are now famous. We had large crowds at both airports waving as we flew the timing lines. Also all the race teams at the finish where rooting for us as they followed our progress along the final two legs and hoping we would finish in time.
We we will not know our actual standings until later this weekend, but Nancy and I are very pleased with our race performance, the precision of the fly-bys, and the decisions we made during the last four days.
Thanks to to all the wonderful people we met along the way to support the racers and the All Women's Air Race Classic.
And a huge Thank You to our sponsors:
John Armstong and Lifestyle Aviation
Barbara and Dana Wright
Jane and Marion Waggoner
Congratulations - very well done!
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