Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Air Race Members

Two of our lovely teammates, Dana and Emma, have moved on from UND to other exciting opportunities.  This means that we have two spots to fill on the team! Yesterday, Jenna and Dakotah interviewed ten new applicants and accepted two.  We have made our decision, so stay tuned to hear the results later this week!

Lots of Updates!

It's been a while since we have posted! We have a bunch of exciting news to share.

The 2017 Air Race Classic results are.....
UND Frozen Force came in #8 overall, and #3 collegiately!!

Dana, Emma, and Jenna worked extremely hard to fly a fair race to the best of their piloting abilities! We are so grateful for all of the support we've received along the way from many people and organizations; we could not have done it without each and every one of you! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

And We're Off!

The Frozen Force has departed Grand Forks today and they're off to the races! Only one week until the race officially begins!! Happy flying, ladies!


The team is all smiles for our interviews and pictures, and excited to have our new race number decal on the plane!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

25 in 25 Fundraiser

In about 25 days our Frozen Force will be leaving for Maryland! Today starts our 25 in 25 fundraising campaign. The goal is to raise $2,500 in 25 days to help our racers go full power across the country!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Good Luck Dana!

Our co-pilot this year is Dana Atkins. We're wishing her luck over the next couple of weeks as she participates in Nationals for UND's flying team! Dana has been flying for 6 years now. She recently achieved her MEI, and in the future looks forward to working for the humanitarian side of aviation, flying relief aid or medevac domestically or abroad.

EAA Fly-In Fun!

Last Sunday was EAA Chapter 1342's annual Young Eagles fly in at the Crookston Municipal Airport, and our team was so excited to help out!! This year, UND's EAA Chapter was able to give airplane rides to 51 kids! It's always extremely rewarding for our team members to help out with these events.  Giving back to the community and working with kids is important to us because it's how many of us got started ourselves!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Weather Support

Last week the team met with our weather support, Fred Remer!  Fred and his team are tremendously helpful to us every year. We're all getting excited to work together, and Fred is starting to get his team together for this season.  Thanks, Fred!

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!