The all-women’s Air Race Classic will return to form in 2022 with a route spanning approximately 2,400 nautical miles from start to terminus.
The race will launch June 21 from Lakeland, Florida, and conclude June 24 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Stops will include Moultrie, Georgia; Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Ada, Oklahoma; Lawrence, Kansas; Mount Vernon, Illinois; and Tullahoma, Tennessee.
The multiday race takes place during daylight hours and VFR conditions. Teams of up to three people compete by handicapping their aircraft prior to the start of the race and then racing to beat their best time. This method enables faster and slower piston aircraft to compete on a level playing field.
Registration opens at noon Eastern time on January 3 and will close on March 31. Entries will be limited to 60 teams.
Race organizers will continue to monitor the status of any changes to federal, state, or local COVID-19-related restrictions that could affect the plans to hold the race.