Clear Sky’s for this final day of qualifications for all classes! Yesterday was intermittently stormy
with beautiful story book clouds – great for pictures, but no so good with aircraft. The Jet Class was temporarilygrounded when lightning strikes were too close for comfort.
Today is also the first day the Pilots will be flying in their official Heats for each class except Jets and Unlimited Classes – those will complete tomorrow.
Three to five Unlimited aircraft that have qualified are experiencing some mechanical difficulties and are unsure if the mechanical challenges will be remedied before official racing starts. Rumor has it there are three alternate Unlimited Aircraft available, if required, to fill in for those “bumped” planes.
The alternates will have to start from the bottom and work their way through the Bronze, Silver and Gold positions. You can bet many crews will be working late tonight!
Enjoy pictures from today’s qualifications – and stay tuned for many more tomorrow and an awesome interview with Jet Pilot Heather Penney.