Sunday night was a beautiful celebration of the many dedicated years of women flyers participating in The Annual Air Race Classic. It was also an introduction of all the race teams. The excitment filled the air as each team walked up front to receive a token of appreciation: The 2011 Air Route Charm Pendant. Joyce is wearing hers now! I of course enjoyed the team pics....Smile for the Camera!
Pilots who have participated in this historic event for at least twenty-five races were honored tonight, and rightfully so. The accomplishments of these women continue to amaze me because some have thousands of hours and never flew for commercial carriers. They accomplished those hours the old fashioned way...Stick and Rudder!
The Air Race Classic organizers really know how to put together an event. I believe they accommodated each teams needs with a pleasant dining experience. The menu for the evening included a three entree selection: Prime Rib, Salmon or Chicken En Croute. They even catered to my (FOODIE!) vegetarian needs. The banquet was a relaxing evening for what's to come Monday morning....WEATHER! Stay tuned, it's starting to get interesting...Athina