Monday, June 23, 2014

Safe Return

We had a nice flight today. Stopped in Rochester, MN for lunch and then returned safely to Grand Forks.  This was a great adventure for us all. Definitely looking forward to the next race!
Crossed the Mighty Mississippi

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Racers Banquet

We couldn't of done this race without the help, support, and encouragement of our followers! We need to mention the following people who helped make this race possible:  Beth Bjerke, Leslie Martin, Leo Saucedo, Erin Schoenrock, Dana Siewert, Frank Argenziano, Cody Stauffer, Matt Jung, Cara Miller, JoAnne Alcorne, UND ARC Ground Crew, UND ARC Forecasting Team, Janell Johnson, Mary Jane, UND Aerospace, UND Aerospace Foundation, ARC Committee, Morgan Stroh, Dan Kasowski, UND Maintenance, UND Line, David with Appero Systems, Dean Bruce Smith, and our Parents.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Athens Ohio Today

Check out this article from Ohio on all the racers!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hangar Talk

Well we got into Harrisburg alright and they had a nice BBQ setup with some neat aircraft set up.
All the teams got their own tail cookie.
A plane with a Heart.
A ton of military helicopters that are based out here for training.
The true Aviation Community.

Last Day of the Race!

Started this morning in Iowa and on the final stretch of the east coast. Pennsylvania & finish line here we come! Thank you for all of those who have been keeping up with the blog and our posts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram and for also supporting us from all over the country! We couldn't have done with without any of your support!

Air Racer #2

Can you find Foltz?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Down to the Wire

We woke up in Elko to freezing temperatures and a low fog.  Once it dispersed we were all scrambling to our planes.  The Elko Racers were on their way!  We had to avoid some weather into Pinedale.  There were snow showers out there! We could see that the mointains got snow overnight.  It was beautiful for pretty much the rest of the day, just some clouds.  In Norfolk, Nebraska they had a table set up with post cards from the local kids Aviation Art contest on how "Aviation Saves Lives."  One of the volunteers also shared the unfortunate news about one of the nearby towns that had a tornado run through.  It sounded like they could use a lot of help.  It also got me to thinking how fortunate we are as racers to have so many volunteers taking the time to help us out.  We come in there rushing through trying to get ahead of the next racer and they always have a smile and help us out.  Its been so nice and we really appreciate and want to thank all the volunteers out there giving their time.  

Saw a pink Salt Lake.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Elko, Nevada (KEKO)

Some weather started moving in as we made our way to the town of Elko.  We got a nice tailwind on the way over which was a nice push.  After refueling and checking the weather we decided to stay the night. The airport set up an awesome BBQ for the Air Racers. It was delicious after flying all day.  We all took a shuttle to the hotel hoping for better weather in the morning. Wish us Luck!

Got some Hot Chocolate and a goodie bag at El Aero FBO in Elko, Nevada with an awesome Air Race bandana!