WMU News

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 Race."

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 time!"

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.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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