In its 24th year, this premier women's air race — whose roots go back 70 years, to the first Women's Air Derby — attracts pilots from all over the country, from college teams to former WASPs. This June, the flyers enjoyed mostly fine weather and fair winds as they raced from the desert, across the mountains, to the Atlantic coast. AVweb's Mary Grady was there as the pilots crossed the finish line and filed this Special Report.
By Mary Grady
, Photographs by Mary Grady | June 29, 2000