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2002 Air Race Classic 'flight log'

by Michelle Homister

June 20, 2002

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Hello. We are safe and sound at the finish line for the Air Race in Virginia. The flight from Tennessee was bumpy and hot.

Twenty-nine of the 39 aircraft that began the race have arrived here. The race ends at 5 p.m. tomorrow. All of the other aircraft are just one stop behind, so they should be arriving in the morning.

We are staying on the harbor at Norfolk, Va. We're in the same hotel that we stayed at on the way out to the race. We already ran into each other again looking up at military aircraft. It is very pretty here.

Tomorrow we are heading downtown and out to Virginia Beach with some of the other teams. Tomorrow night the Air Race is being hosted by Harbourlink cruise ships. They are taking us out on the harbor for dinner and a tour around the harbor. I hope it doesn't rain. It is so nice to be out of the dry hot air in the desert.

Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support. We appreciate it more than you know!

Michelle and Michelle

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Michelle Homister is a flight instructor in College of Aviation and a graduate of the WMU aviation program. She and Michelle Glisan, an aviation flight science major from Byron, Ill., are competing against 39 teams from around the nation in the 2002 Air Race Classic June 18-21. The race route covers more than 2,100 miles from Silver City, N.M., to Chesapeake/Portsmouth, Va.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu


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