Bemidji Day #3

41st Annual Air Race Classic
Bemidji Regional Airport (KBJI) – Bemidji, MN

At the airport by 6am. 28 planes had to leave this morning and one had to arrive and leave! The last one finally left around 6:30pm. Then a little after 7pm I started the drive home. Arrived home about 1am. Fun, but very long day.

41st Annual Air Race Classic

41st Annual Air Race Classic
“Blazing Trails in the Sky – Frederick to Santa Fe”

4 days, 2600+ miles, 9 high-speed flybys..
Bemidji Regional Airport (KBJI) – Bemidji, MN

I have arrived in Bemidji! Only took over 5 hours. Google maps said 3.5, but I guess it did not take account of getting lost and ending up by Camp Ripley and a few pit stops for gas, bathroom breaks, and I just needed to stop and stretch the back.

A few racers have already come and gone at Bemidji before I arrived, including Minnesota 99 Tracy Lovness. Tracy was the first racer here! Congrats Tracy. The Minnesota 99s were given bandannas, made in Bemidji, so that they know that we are official volunteers. The airport is doing a wonderful job with race and providing food and transportation for the racers.

We have a tent on the side of the taxiway so that we can time the racers as they come in at 200 feet above the runway.

MN 99s Chapter meeting at Mora

The Minnesota 99s had their spring Chapter meeting today (Saturday March 18, 2017) at the Mora Airport (KJMR) in Mora, Minnesota. We also had a fantastic weather presentation by Natasha Stenbock, pilot, member of the Minnesota 99s, and broadcast meteorologist. Thanks Natasha!

Faribault Municipal Airport – Liz Wall Strohfus Field!

The wonderful WASP and MN 99s Liz Wall Strohfus is being honored by the city of Faribault. Tonight with a “unanimous vote from the Faribault City Council on Tuesday night makes the new name official as Faribault’s airport is now called, “Faribault Municipal Airport – Liz Wall Strohfus Field.” Liz died almost a year ago and she will be the first WASP to have an airport named after them. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady.

Read about it here:
http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_0e21ffe8-6285-5ef8-9cbf-e12dc66e283e.html

New publication!

Two new short articles in the latest edition of the Waypoint, one with happy news and one with sad news:

“Minnesota Chapter News.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 7, Issue 3, (Winter 2016/2017): 31-32.

“New Horizons: Patricia Emberg.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 7, Issue 3, (Winter 2016/2017): 32.