2004 Air Race Classic 'flight log'
by Amanda Gruden and Sarah Tower
June 22, 2004
WICHITA, Kan.--The last few days here in Wichita have been spent preparing ourselves and our airplane for race day.
On Sunday morning, race officials inspected our airplane, N992WW, and found her airworthy. Amanda and I also had to present our credentials--everything was in order.
Monday, we participated in the First-Time-Racers' Briefing. It was more for my benefit than Amanda's, but definitely a good review for her. Monday night, the local community sponsored a Take-Off Banquet for all of us racers at a local hands-on science museum. All the ladies enjoyed the exhibits and qppreciated Wichita's community enthusiasm for aviation and the air race tradition.
Today we spent nearly five hours in pre-flight briefings.
Officials from Wichita Flight Service presented information regarding
hazardous weather recognition. We reviewed race rules and regulations.
We also analyzed and discussed the r! ace's airport stops. We
capped it all off with a promising weather forecast for tonight
and tomorrow morning.
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