FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Milwaukee, WI – March 1, 2016 – Applications for participation in the 2016 EAA AirVenture Cup Race are now available online at www.airventurecuprace.com. Pilots interested in participating in this year’s annual event may begin the application process through the newly designed website.
The 19th running of the AirVenture Cup Cross-Country Air Race is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. CDT on July 24, and will follow the established route from Mitchell, South Dakota to Wausau, Wisconsin. Several intermediate turning points create a course of more than 400 nautical miles. The race is open to a variety of pilots and aircraft, from sport pilots to astronauts, and J-3 Cubs to Turbine Legends.
Interested participants are encouraged to submit their application online at www.airventurecuprace.com. Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2016.
The event begins on Friday, July 22, with pilots arriving from around the country to coincide with Media Day, providing media flights and interview opportunities. On Saturday, July 23, race participants in partnership with Mitchell Municipal Airport will host an airport open house and EAA Young Eagles Event, where kids between the ages of 8 and 17 can experience aviation first hand through free airplane rides.
Race launch is scheduled for Sunday, July 24 at 9 a.m. The AirVenture Cup is a timed race, with participants competing against the clock. Aircraft and pilots are grouped into classes based on their experimental or production certification, engine size, induction type, and landing gear configuration to keep every aircraft competitive. Each class has first, second and third place awards. All event activities are weather dependent.
To access a race application, learn more about the race or about becoming a sponsor or volunteer, visit www.airventurecuprace.com.
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About the EAA AirVenture Cup Race
The EAA AirVenture Cup Race provides pilots and aircraft builders the opportunity to race their aircraft in a safe and fun environment, all while promoting aviation in and over the communities where the races are held. The first race in 1998 started in Kitty Hawk, NC, with 10 aircraft and has grown to the major aviation event it is today, drawing thousands of spectators. The race is held annually in advance of EAA AirVenture. For more information, visit www.airventurecuprace.com and follow the Facebook page at AirVenture Cup and Twitter @AvcRace.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.EAA.org/AirVenture.. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.EAA.org..
About EAA Young Eagles Program
Since 1992, more than 1.9 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight from EAA’s network of volunteer pilots. Kids ages 8 to 17 can experience aviation first hand through a free Young Eagles flight, where they can see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air. For many, it was the start of their journey to becoming a pilot, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller, or many other career possibilities. Learn more at www.EAA.org/youngeagles. .
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