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.