Thursday, April 27, 2017

Air Race Off Season? Let's inspire Future Air Racers!

The last few months have kept our team members busy! Since our last post we have had a new addition to the team; Dakotah has joined on as this year's ground coordinator.  She and Jenna, this year's navigator, were excited to go to a local middle school to teach the kids about flight planning and weather!  A few weeks following, they were able to participate in UND's Women in Aviation event, working with young girls to encourage them to get into aviation.  Flying paper airplanes and talking to them about the Air Race was a huge success, and the girls were excited to hear about all about it! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Teammates Wanted!

Are you a current UND student interested in joining our team? Apply today and join our Frozen Force! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New Race Route!

Next year's race route looks pretty awesome. It even stops over in Bemidji, MN which is just over an hours drive from UND! Can't wait to see what the next year holds for this team. Stay tuned! 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Results are in....

There were so many amazing aviators out there this year. Congrats to Embry-Riddle's Emmy Dillon and Abbie Pismire for getting first, and Lydia Kost, Kayleigh Bordner, and MiJin Kim of Indiana State for getting second. We can't wait to race with you again!! 
Thank you to everyone who supported us. Thank you to the people who donated and made this all possible. Thank you especially to our AMAZING sponsor Rockwell Collins. 

Thank you!

We are so happy to have been part of a team that extends much farther than our cockpit during this year's race. To our ground coordinator Jenna Annable, our coach Erin Schoenrock and our faculty advisor Beth Bjerke (thank you for the beautiful flowers), our awesome weather team, our sponsor Rockwell Collins, and our family and friends--thank you, thank you, thank you. Your support has been immeasurable. 
We're off to the awards banquet and are anxiously awaiting the results!

Update 6/26

Gooooood Morning!

We've had an early morning. We were asked to redo our handicap flight at 0600, along with many other teams. So up and out to the airport we went! Awards ceremony tonight! Tune back in around 7:00 PM Eastern - we will be keeping you updated during the event. 

The aircraft had maintenance between the original handicap flight and the start of the race. As the maintenance conducted may have affected the speed of the aircraft, per rules, the handicap flight must be done again. So we did that this morning and now we can be accurately scored for the race.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Update 6/24

We made it to Daytona!! The last few days have been crazy. This has been an amazing experience and we wouldn't trade it for the world. The results of the race come out Sunday, meanwhile we'll be on the beach!
We want to thank several people from UND who volunteered their time to the Air Race this year! These incredible people would wake up at the crack of dawn with us to review the weather and give us updates throughout the day. They are an amazing group with incredible skill and we were lucky that they helped us out. 
In order from left to right are:
Andrea Neumann, PhD Graduate Student & Research Assistant
Brooke Hagenhoff, MS Graduate Student & Research Assistant
Brianna Kump, MS Graduate Student & Research Assistant
Tyrus Skaer, MS Graduate Student & Research Assistant
Fred Remer, Associate Professor & Forecast Team Leader
Not pictured: Joel Siegel, International Flight Coordinator, and Meteorologist at Rockwell Collins

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Update 6/23

The girls made it from Illinois to Tennessee and decided to spend the night in Murfreesboro. 

When they were in Midland Texas a UND alum, Aaron Easton, took these amazing pictures of Sioux 78.