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2020 Galveston Race Information

GALVESTON ISLAND 150 AIR RACE
BI PLANE FLY IN
JULY 11, 2020
Rain Date July 18,2020

Scholes International Airport


SCUTTLE THE RACE MASCOT
WELCOMES ALL PILOTS AND SPECTATORS

The Galveston Island Air Race is back with another amazing day of camaraderie and competition.
The new Bi Plane Fly In will see more aircraft and more fun for everyone.
Spectators will not only have many beautiful aircraft to view and pilots to meet but food and merchandise will be available.
There will be People’s Choice Awards for both race planes and Bi Planes.
Bi Plane pilots need to register prior to the event at www.galvestonairport.com/air-race.
There is no charge for the Fly In so do not hesitate to be part of all the fun and added perks.
Bi Plane pilots are challenged by Bi Plane pilot Stan Humphrey to also enter the Air Race. Stan is a seasoned racer and says the challenge and thrill of the competition is unmatched.
There are five Bi Plane classes.

The 2019 Top Speed Aircraft Lancair IV-P
Richard Cano owner, co-pilot Bill Brown pilot

The flying is VFR in strict adherence to all FAR’s. Aircraft need to be propeller driven and fixed wing. There is a class for everyone and are offered in three categories: Experimental, Factory and Heavy Metal. Classes are determined by engine horsepower and cubic inch displacement and induction, and gear configuration and number of engines. Pilots and aircraft must be legal to fly and are required to have liability insurance.

The event is set to go! There will be awards in all classes and names of top speed winners will go on the perpetual plaque as well as name of the winner of the Handicap Class going on the perpetual trophy. Bill Brown (below) won in 2018 flying his Bonanza.

The race is a Sport Air Racing League sanctioned event and racers need to enter as soon as possible. Late entries are accepted but not encouraged. Pilots do not need to be League members to participate but do need to be a member to earn points toward the year end Championships.
The flying is VFR in strict adherence to all FAR’s. Aircraft need to be propeller driven and fixed wing. There is a class for everyone and are offered in three categories: Experimental, Factory and Heavy Metal. Classes are determined by engine horsepower and cubic inch displacement and induction, and gear configuration and umber of engines. Pilots and aircraft must be legal to fly and are required to have liability insurance.
There will be awards in all classes and Top Speed Cups will be awarded in Category. The names of top speed winners will go on the perpetual plaque as well as name of the winner of the Handicap Class going on the perpetual trophy. Bill Brown, to the right,won the Handicap Class in 2018 flying his Bonanza. The slowest run of the day will win much coveted “Tail Spin Tommy” award. Look for more special prizes and awards.
Classes offered:
All Sport League Sanctioned Classes www.sportairrace.org
Challenge Classes for 3 or more of the same make/model aircraft. Say you love to race but you fly a Piper Lance. You are in the same class as a Bonanza with like engine. Unless you have a JATO rocket attached to you Lance there is no way you can out run a Bonanza. “Challenge” others with the same plane as yours for a chance to win.
Handicap Class.
This is not a League sanctioned class so there are no Championship points awarded.
Open to all aircraft that can carry a check pilot who has full view and access to all instrument and engine controls. Aircraft will fly a handicap validation flight to determine their top speed and then they fly against that speed. When you enter you will receive all the instructions and forms. When you race you want to go as fast as you can. But how fast you actually cover the course will depend on your skill. You need to fly the best you can to try to equal or better your handicap. If your handicap is 160 knots and you flew 158 knots your score is a minus 2. Over 160 knots is a plus score. A Cessna 150 has an even chance over a Cirrus. No extra charge for this class and there is a beautiful Cup for first place and trophies through 6th place.

A NEW RACE COURSE is being presented this year.
It will be scenic and fun and totally outside of the Mode C veil.
Distance is 163sm.
There is a short course of 83sm for aircraft with top speed of less than 100mph or limited range.

It is the summer season in Galveston and there will be a lot going on to make this a great long weekend.
Please be aware that the hotels will be charging summer rates. Any event participant discounts will be posted as they become available.
There will be limited courtesy transportation and rental cars are available from the FBO Island Jet Center, 409-572-2555.

RACE ENTRY FEE is $40 This covers all classes you wish to enter and includes t shirt, goody bag and meals for you and your copilot.


JOIN THE LINE UP ON “THE ISLAND”

Please enter as soon as possible to facilitate event planning.
Entry and Information:
Patricia Purcell [email protected] 903-564-9410 903-815-4959 cell Please feel free to contact at any time.
Sport Air Racing League: www.sportairrace.orgAll information and entry Bi Plane Registration: www.galvestonairport.com/air-race Registration/info
****Links to the Sport League Sanctioned Classes
EXPERIMENTAL www.sportairrace.org/sarl/node/4
FACTORY www.sportairrace.org/sarl/node/5
HEAVY METAL www.sportairrace.org/sarl/node/6

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