Air Race Classic

Fifty-two teams of women will take off for the 41 st Air Race Classic from Frederick, Maryland, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, for a 2,648-mile sprint across the United States that ends in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Friday, June 23, 2017.

This year, Women in Aviation International is participating in an Air Race Classic kick-off event held on the afternoon of Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Aviation Children’s Educational Summit held at the National Aviation Community Center in Frederick, Maryland. More than 200 children are expected to attend to visit different activity stations,...

Registration is open for the 41st Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. More than 100 female pilots from around the world are expected to compete in the 2017 race, which begins Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Frederick, Maryland, and ends Friday, June 23, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The oldest race of its kind in the United States, the ARC traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Cleveland, Ohio. That contest marked the beginning of women's air...

The E mmy-nominated documentary Beyond The Powder will screen for attendees of the world's largest general aviation fly-in, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. The film will have two screenings during the week-long event, offering visitors a unique look at the Air Race Classic women's air race.

Beyond The Powder has been airing on PBS stations nationwide throughout the month of June. The one-hour documentary is a coproduction of Hemlock Films and Western Reserve PBS.

AirVenture attendees can catch the film in the EAA AirVenture Museum...

American Public Television has agreed to distribute the Air Race Classic documentary Beyond the Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race nationally for PBS in June 2016.

The film will be shown Friday, March 11, at the 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference in March. It follows participants in the 2014 Air Race Classic as they make their way across the country and shares the story of the original Powder Puff Derby in 1929.

More than 110 PBS stations are already planning to air the film. Click here for an updated list of...

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