Three Embry-Riddle Teams to Compete in This Year's Air Race Classic
Jun 15, 2015, 07:20 ET
PRESCOTT, Ariz., and DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teams from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's two residential campuses will represent the university in the 2015 Air Race Classic (ARC), a four-day international flight competition for female pilots that begins June 22.
For the Daytona Beach Campus, pilot and captain Nancy Snyder and co-pilot Emmy Dillon will lead the Riddle Racer Gold Team. Snyder was co-pilot of the team that finished first in the collegiate category and second overall in last year's Air Race Classic. A second Daytona Beach team, the Riddle Racer Blue Team, will be led by pilot Sarah Wendt and co-pilot Abigail Pasmore. Flying for the Prescott Campus are pilot Claire Schindler and co-pilot Erica Diels. Last year the Prescott team finished fourth in the collegiate category and 10th overall. Each team member is a recent or current Embry-Riddle student, flight instructor or professor.
The Embry-Riddle teams will compete against 52 other teams from around the world, including 17 teams from other universities. This year's race begins at Stafford Regional Airport in Fredericksburg, Va., on June 22. The racers must navigate and check into airports in 10 cities on the 2,500-nautical-mile route, completing their journey in Fairhope, Ala., on June 25.
Follow the Prescott team during the Air Race Classic at https://www.facebook.com/groups/115978801779445/.
Follow the Daytona Beach teams during the Air Race Classic at https://www.facebook.com/riddleracers.
About the Air Race Classic
Established in 1929, the annual cross-country race is sponsored by Air Race Classic Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to demonstrating women's roles in aviation and encouraging and educating current and future women pilots. For more information, go to http://airraceclassic.org.
MEDIA CONTACT PRESCOTT: Jason Kadah, Communications and Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.; (928) 777-6731; [email protected].
MEDIA CONTACT DAYTONA BEACH: Mary Van Buren, Assistant Director of Communications, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6525; [email protected].
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 75 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.
SOURCE Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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