2016 Official Race Results (UPDATED)

(UPDATED AS OF 12/16/2016) Official race results from this years AVC Race. (Sport SX time(s) have been audited and edited to reflect new times. Change did not impact placement positions.) Airventure Cup Race once again proved successful, safe, and fun and has set the stage and raised the bar for next years 20th anniversary.  This…

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Updated Schedule of Events 2016 AVC

Airventure Cup Is only a few days out and we’re excited to see everyone in Mitchell, SD.  Lots has been happening and as usual there are slight changes from time to time in our daily schedules.  Please click on the below link for the latest Schedule of Events and print out to have an extra…

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A Race To Education

By William E. Dubois, Race 53 In the words of the younger set, my son Rio was “totally grossed out.” We could hear the whine of the radial engines. See the distant smoke. Catch a flash of the setting sun off of the windscreens of the cartwheeling planes. But we were totally missing the Tora,…

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A Hand for your Volunteers

Like all great EAA events, the AirVenture Cup is brought to you by volunteers. Born of an idea hatched in Camp Sholler during the 1997 convention by lifelong EAA Volunteers, Eric Whyte and Erik Anderson, the first AirVenture Cup was in 1998. Since then more than one hundred volunteers have established a tradition of bringing…

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A Whiff of Jet-A

Amid the hustle and bustle of the Mount Vernon Airport ramp at the start of the AirVenture Cup last year, one could be forgiven for overlooking an especially nice RV-8 or a particularly tricked out Lancair. There was one plane in the crowd, however, that practically (and literally!) screamed for attention. The first sign for…

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Pruitt Brothers

Over its first eighteen years of running, the AirVenture Cup Cross-Country Air Race has seen many rare and interesting aircraft, many family racing teams, many successful rookie campaigns, and many breathtakingly close “photo finishes.” It’s hard to say, however, if the AVC has ever seen all these elements combined in quite the way we saw…

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