Embry-Riddle Team Wins Collegiate Division of Women's Air Race

Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 1:18 PM

Pilot and captain Val Mehanja and co-pilot Nancy Snyder from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus took first place in the collegiate division of this year’s women’s Air Race Classic, besting 11 other university teams.  Mehanja and Snyder also finished second overall out of 50 teams in the 2,338-nautical-mile race that concluded Saturday at Capital City Airport (KCXY) in New Cumberland, PA.

This year’s Air Race Classic began at Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, CA on June 16.  The competitors had to navigate to and land at airports in 10 cities along their route, including Klamath Falls, OR; Elko, NV; Pinedale, WY; Scottsbluff, NE; Norfolk, NE; Iowa City, IA; Danville, IL; Athens, OH; and York, PA.

iFlightPlanner was proud to support Val and Nancy in their incredible round trip across the country!

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