Classic Air Race To Come Through Murfreesboro

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The Air Race Classic is the epicenter of women’s air racing. Originating in 1929, pilots range in age from 17 to 90 years old. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds including students, teachers, doctors, airline pilots, business owners, professionals and air traffic controllers. Race teams, consisting of at least two women pilots, must fly VFR during daylight hours only and are given four days to make flybys at each en route timing point and then land at the terminus. The race route changes each year, approximately 2,400 statute miles in length. with 8 or 9 timing points.

There will be only 55 teams allowed in the race which will begin in Prescott, Arizona and end 4 days later in Daytona Beach, Florida. The race will begin on the morning of June 21 in Prescott. Culminating on June 25th in Daytona Beach. The objective is to fly “the perfect cross country”.

Murfreesboro is known for its generous quality of life and high standard of living. It’s no wonder the city was named the “Most Livable Town in Tennessee”. Murfreesboro is the fastest growing city in the state and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Middle Tennessee State University is nestled in the heart of Murfreesboro.– www.airraceclassic.org

Listed as # 7 on the stop list, and the second to the last stop, Murfreesboro Municipal Airport is only the second Tennessee airport picked in modern history.

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