Air Race Classic Team
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.
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. Check out their blog.
The 2019 event will see racers compete from Jackson, TN to Welland, ON (Canada), beginning June 18th and ending June 21st. Check out the official 2019 race website for more information!
2019 "Frozen Force" Team Members
- Pilot: Monique McAnnally
- Co-Pilot: Emily Hartley
- Navigator: Sierra Borges
- Ground Coordinator: Carly Shukiar
- 2019: finished (not competing)
- 2018: 21st overall (11th collegiate)
- 2017: 8th overall (3rd collegiate)
- 2016: 4th overall (3rd collegiate)
- 2015: 2nd overall (2nd collegiate)
- 2014: 28th overall (7th collegiate)
- 2013: 18th overall (6th collegiate)
Applications to join next year's team are due during fall semester. When available, a link will be provided.