Air Race Classic
Starting in the 1920s, the Air Race Classic was one of the only competitions for female pilots. Amelia Earhart, Louise Thaden, and Jackie Cochran were among some of the first women to compete in what was then known as the “Powder Puff Derby.” Overcoming adversity that existed in the industry, these women were pioneers of our craft. Today, the tradition continues in this exciting showcase of airmanship and teamwork. It is a competitive outlet for women pilots and continues to be one of a kind.
- 2013—18th Overall, 6th Collegiate
- 2014—28th Overall, 7th Collegiate
- 2015—2nd Overall, 2nd Collegiate
- 2016 - 4th Overall, 3rd Collegiate
Being a participant in the ARC is a life-changing event. The race provides opportunities for pilots of all skill levels and backgrounds to race against one another in a diverse environment. The UND Air Race Classic Team experiences a variety of flying conditions unavailable in North Dakota. In the air, every team keeps their strategy to themselves—it’s full throttle racing. On the ground, the atmosphere changes and becomes a welcoming community. The UND Air Race Classic Team meets incredible women with colorful backgrounds. Experienced racers share stories and offer advice about more than just flying. The women you race against become lifelong friends and after over 2,400 miles in a small airplane, the team becomes inseparable.