Women's Air Race Coming through Bryant
The Saline County Airport and the City of Bryant are pleased to announce the 43rd Annual Air Race Classic has chosen Bryant and the Saline County Airport as one of their stops this year. Every year teams of women pilots fly a cross country course of about 2,400 miles. The course changes every year. The race this year starts at Jackson, TN and ends at Welland, ON.
Last week several ladies from the Arkansas Chapter of Ninety-Nines flew in to the Saline County Airport. They had lunch with Dane Pruitt, the airport manager and then met with Dana Poindexter, Bryant Mayor Allen Scott’s Administrative Assistant and Connie Curry, Public Information Specialist to Saline County Judge Jeff Arey. Plans are being made to accommodate all the racers, crews and volunteers. There is a competition for best stop and we (of course) want to win!
The race begins on June 18th, 2019 and ends on June 21st, 2019. Racers are expected to begin passing through or stopping in Bryant on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday throughout the day. Each airplane has to land by 8:30 p.m. and can't take off until 6:30 a.m. the next morning. We are expecting around 30 planes to land at the Saline County Airport Tuesday afternoon and stay overnight in Bryant. If you see them in our local restaurants or hotels we ask that you please give them a warm welcome!
We invite everyone to come out and support the racers. More information will be coming soon!