The Air Race Classic has opened its registration window for the 2023 cross-country air race.
This year’s event takes place June 20 through June 23. The starting point is Grand Forks, North Dakota, and the terminus is Homestead, Florida.
The University of North Dakota is hosting the start of the course, with stops in Mankato, Minnesota; Ottumwa, Iowa; Kearney, Nebraska; Ponca City, Oklahoma; Sulphur Springs, Texas; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Pell City, Alabama; and Cross City, Florida, before reaching the terminus at Homestead. Each airplane receives a unique handicap, so teams of up to three pilots are racing against their own best time. This allows slower airplanes to compete equally with faster aircraft. Teams use weather, winds, and other strategies to beat their handicap by the greatest margin.
The Air Race Classic accepts up to 60 teams of pilots. The deadline to register is March 31. For more information or to register, see the website.