Officials are also adding several new classes of
aircraft to the race, including production built
aircraft, vintage airplanes, and warbirds. Race
applications will be available on the
organization's website starting Monday, May 13
and will be due no later than July 1.
The EAA AirVenture Cup Race provides builders
and pilots an opportunity to race their aircraft
in a safe and fun environment, all while
promoting aviation in and over the communities
where the races are held. Officials with the
Mount Vernon airport expressed interest in
hosting the race earlier this year. The airport
is home to the annual Midwest LSA Expo and is
well-equipped to serve the needs of the race
staff and pilots.
The EAA AirVenture Cup Race is a timed race
where participants are competing against the
clock. For 2013, each aircraft's time will be
recorded beginning on its takeoff from the Mount
Vernon Airport, as well as at each turn point.
To finish the race, each aircraft will fly over
the Waupaca Municipal Airport to obtain their
finish time before circling to land. Each class
has a first, second and third place award.
The race staff is currently seeking out sponsors
to support this year's race. 2013 marks the
race's 16th year, with past flying courses that
ranged anywhere from 400 miles to 750 miles
cross country towards Oshkosh, WI in advance of
EAA AirVenture. The first race in 1998 started
in Kitty Hawk, NC, with 10 aircraft. Several of
them have participated in the EAA AirVenture Cup
Race ever since.