Three Idaho teams completed the Women's Air Derby held June 12-26, 2021. Teams planned their own routes consisting of five legs at 65 nautical miles each. Each team submitted their target time to finish each leg. Winners had times with the least deviations from their targets.
Idaho Aviation Association News post
Team Drag’nFly with Cheryl McCord and Sharki Kontra placed 3rd on Leg 5. The race was very competitive as third place on the leg was just a 0.03% deviation (two seconds) from the planned target time. Overall, Team Drag’nFly placed 37 out of 85 teams.
Team B&B Flying Circus with Gina Bosco and Lisa Breuer finished 43rd overall.
Sherry Kandle and BJ Carter as Team Free Rein also ran an excellent race. Unfortunately, due to technicalities with scoring they did not receive a score.
US Race Routes. Racers enjoyed the challenges and learned a lot in planning, flying to precise times and teamwork. This derby was the first of the women’s Air Race Classic races in this format It was "A Twist on Tradition"to allow a race to take place with the uncertainties of the COVID pandemic.
Team Drag’nFly race route flew over the Snake River Plain from Orchard southeast of Boise to east beyond Burley and north into the lava flows, to Wendell area and back to the Orchard starting point.
Team Drag’nFly Return from Race.