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Women's Air Race Classic disrupted by weather


Lynn L. Martin

Sue Hughes, left, was the official "Alva stop" timer for the Women's Air Race that came through Alva last Tuesday. She is a pilot, instructor pilot, and resident of Waynoka with her own Piper Arrow. At right is Deanna Ediger of Fairmont, Oklahoma, who publishes the Enid EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) newsletter.

Sue Hughes of Waynoka was the official timer in Alva at the first stop last Tuesday of the 2018 Women's Air Race Classic. She said, "All 56 planes made it to Alva. However, on the next stop to Beatrice, Nebraska, bad weather ensued and became problematic.

"Several of the teams had to stay over a day or two in Beatrice waiting on the weather," she said. Hughes told us this when she was in Alva Saturday for the Wings Over the Prairie air show.

Regarding the Women's Air Race Classic, "The weather turned out to be so bad that they canceled seven or eight stops further along the planned route up...

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