Air Race Classic Takes Off from Lake Havasu City

Mercedes Eulitt, left and Pamela Flesher on the ramp with Li’l Red, a Grumman AA-5. (Photo by Kim Stevens)

Women pilots from around the country took off from Lake Havasu City, Arizona on Tuesday, for the first leg of the 36th Annual Air Race Classic 2012. With more than fifty teams registered the pilots began departing at 8 a.m. bound for their first stop in Gallup, New Mexico. The teams have eight airports that they must either land at or fly over before reaching their final destination in Batavia in southern Ohio, a course distance of 2,300 miles. Other than emergencies, the pilots can only land at one of the eight destinations. For more information go to:  Look for more coverage in the next issue of the State Aviation Journal.