Aces attract attention at AOPA Fly-In
San Marcos, TX — The Racing Aces made their first public appearance of the year at AOPA’s first regional fly-in which was held at San Marcos Municipal Airport on April 26, 2014. The Aces were at the Cirrus Aircraft™ booth and showcased their new race plane, an SR22 Platinum edition which was produced specifically for the team to use during this year’s Air Race Classic which is held in June.
The Air Race Classic is a 2,400 nautical-mile, annual cross country air race which originated in 1929 and is comprised of all-female pilots.
“There is nothing better than telling other pilots everything the Cirrus SR22’s can do. The fact that the Cirrus SR22 is the Racing Aces’ airplane of choice for the 2014 Air Race Classic engrossed other pilots as they learned about the speed, safety and technology onboard,” racer Dianna Stanger commented. “It truly was a pleasure to show the spectators that this is an airplane that is as pretty inside as it is on the outside.”
The fly-in attracted both pilots and the public; AOPA reports that 350 airplanes flew into the airport for the event along with nearly 2,500 people arriving by car. In fact the response was so great some aircraft had to land at New Braunfels airport and then take ground transportation to San Marcos.
“A cloudy day didn’t keep the crowd away. We had a very steady flow of traffic through our display,” Carroll LeBoeuf, Director of Sales Texas & Louisiana said. “I’d say from a manufacturer/sales standpoint, it was a success. The facilities at Redbird were top notch and volunteer staff was endless. All in all, it was more than I expected.”
The Racing Aces have partnered with Cirrus Aircraft™ to show their commitment to the education of women in aviation. All of the team’s proceeds gained during the 2014 Air Race Classic will be put towards a scholarship for one deserving future female pilot.
Cirrus Aircraft™ has been committed to the future of aviation since 1984, to smart safety and most adamantly, to innovation. Along the way every turn has meant challenges and opportunities to grow general aviation — to improve the flying experience itself.
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