Mooney CEO Wins Air Race Classic
It's been good times for Mooney lately, with the introduction of two speedy new models in the past few months, and fair winds were with the company again last week, when CEO Gretchen Jahn took first place in the Air Race Classic, recording an average speed near 195 knots. In her 14th year in the race, Jahn and teammate Carol Foy flew a Mooney M20 R Ovation2 GX over a 2,400-mile course from Arizona to Michigan. Thirty-seven aircraft competed in the all-woman race, which traces its origins to the original Women's Air Derby in 1929. "This event is one of the highlights of my year every year, but this year will obviously be a memorable one," said Jahn. "I am especially pleased to represent my colleagues and fellow employees at Mooney, and Carol and I owe them a special 'thank you' for building us such a great airplane and helping us prepare for this race. They certainly deserve a great deal of credit for contributing to this victory." Jahn and Foy will split a $5,000 cash prize.