And They’re Off!

Jun 13, 2013   //   by admin   //   News and Events  //  No Comments

K-State Classic Racer #2 is headed to the Air Race Classic 2013Starting Line.  This year’s race takes off in Pasco, WA with the finish line at Fayetteville, AR.  The race is 2151nm, covers 11 states, and we must complete the race in four days.  K-Stater’s Tonya Hodson, Jen McLean, and Karen Morrison make up this year’s team.

Tonya raced last year with her teammate Nicole Lordemann.  They placed second in the collegiate division and eighth overall.  She is a ASMEL Commercial Rated Pilot and CFI.  She is a senior and will graduate in December.

Jen is a recent grad and has wanted to race since her freshman year.  She is is commercial instrument rated fixed wing pilot, private helicopter pilot, and working on her CFI.

Karen “Curly” is a Private pilot working on her instrument rating. She will complete her instrument checkride at K-State this summer.  Curly will lead K-State’s team in next year’s race.

“We are super excited about our adventure and appreciate the sponsorship of the Connor Burton Aviation Foundation immensely.”

For up to date information about the racers’ progress check out our Facebook Page.

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