2002 Air Race Classic 'flight log'
June 24, 2002
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Michelle Glisan, an aviation flight
science major from Byron, Ill., and Michelle Homister, a flight
instructor in the College of Aviation and a 2001 graduate of
the WMU aviation program, are competing against more than 39
teams from around the nation in the 2002 Air Race Classic June
18-21. The race route covers more than 2,100 miles from Silver
City, N.M., to Chesapeake/Portsmouth, Va.
Below are reports from the two WMU aviators, beginning with
their arrival in Silver City, N.M., for the start of the race.
Click on the date for the complete report.
June 23, Chesapeake, Va.
-- "We wrapped up our Air Race adventure tonight with the
awards banquet... and we were pleased to move up in the standings..."
June 20, Chesapeake, Va.
-- "We are safe and sound at the finish line for the Air
June 19, Fayetteville, Tenn.
-- "During landing we struck the tips of our propeller and
bent them. WMU is flying down another Mooney so we can continue
in the race."
June 18, Ponca City, Okla.
-- "Wake up call this morning at 4:30 and breakfast was
at 5:30. First leg of the race was the toughest."
June 17, Silver City, N.M.--
"We had a weekend of banquet dinners, safety meetings and
briefings... one last day to prepare, and then it will be show
June 11, Battle Creek
-- Click on this report for the WMU news release announcing the
departure of the University's air race team from Battle Creek
and for more information about the Air Race Classic and the "M&M"
team of Michelle Glisan and Michelle Homister.
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