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2002 Air Race Classic 'flight log'

by Michelle Homister

June 23, 2002

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- We wrapped up our Air Race adventure tonight with the awards banquet. Several people from the College of Aviation -- Steve Tkachuk, Robert Aardema, Amanda Gruden and Joelle Warner -- came to Virginia to help us celebrate.

We finished 27th out of the 37 teams that completed the race. We were pleased to move up in the standings compared with our finish in 2001.

We are heading out tomorrow (June 24) morning around 9 and should be home about noon. Thanks for all the support that you have given to us. We really appreciate it, and it kept us going.

Thank you very much,

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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