2005 Air Race Classic 'flight log'
June 24, 2005
by Erica Ebenhoeh and Sarah Tower
LAFAYETTE, Ind.--We made it! Today, we completed the 2005 Air Race Classic.
In the past four days, we have flown 20.5 hours covering a total distance of 2,436.3 miles. We got up this morning at 0500 and departed Tullahoma, Tenn., at 0700. We flew 300 miles to Athens, Ohio, home of Ohio University. We enjoyed a nice lunch, refueled, researched the updated weather and departed for the final flyby.
Due to traffic congestion at Lafayette, the final flyby took
place 10 miles to the east at Frankfort (Ind.) Municipal Airport.
We flew the line and continued on to Purdue University. Once
on the ground, we felt relieved to have finished. We unloaded
our stuff and secured the airplane. Our airplane is now impounded
until after the post-race inspections are complete. The race
board needs to be certain that we didn't tamper with our engine
during the race.
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