The 37th Annual Air Race Classic (ARC) is an all-woman, cross-country air race from Pasco WA, to Fayetteville, Arkansas. That's nearly 2,500 miles these airplanes will fly in the course of 4 days. Pilots are competing for a share of the $15,000 purse.

The Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Pasco will be hosting the starting point of the race where the planes will begin to take off at 8:00 am on June 18th. Over 100 pilots and 50 airplanes will participate in the race. The last time the ARC race was held in the Tri-Cities was in 1984.

Pilots will begin to arrive at the airport on June 13th to begin preparing for the event. A couple of activities have been scheduled to allow the public meet and greet the pilots:

> On Saturday June 15, a barbeque will be held at the Chep Gauntt hangar, 3015 Rickenbacker at the Tri Cities Airport in Pasco at 6:00 PM.
> On Sunday June 16, a pre-race banquet will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Kennewick at 6:00 PM.

Racers will depart the Tri-Cities Airport starting at 8:00 AM on Tuesday June 18. The public is invited to go and watch the planes take off.

Tickets must be purchased by June 12th.

Click here to see the map of the Air Race.

The Air Race Classic is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the cross-country flying skills of the woman pilots. They promote women in aviation and aviation career opportunities for women.

Sponsored by the Ninety-Nines local Chapter.