Female pilots race comes to Logan

Thirty-seven planes and 112 women pilots will be participating in the Air Race Classic sponsored by the Womens Pilots Association from June 18 to through June 21, and one of the stops will be at the Logan-Cache Airport.

Kim Hall, general manager of the airport’s Leading Edge Aviation, serves as the stop chair. Hall said the 37th annual race begins in the tri-cities in Washington state and he was pleased to learn on of the stops would be Logan. He said at every stop there is a dedicated finish line and the women have to fly across the finish line at a certain altitude.

“They have recorded a box time so to speak, where they fly a square box and they are getting timed in that square box,” Hall said. “The average time, ground speed or flight time that they have in that box is their handicap. They’ll be racing against their own personal handicaps.”

Hall said he hopes that local people will come interact with the women pilots – for whom a buffet dinner will be served for at the airport.

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