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June 21, 2005

Air Race Classic takes off

 

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Sarah Anderson, a senior from Wabash, Ind., waves to the crowd at the takeoff of the Air Race Classic while co-pilot Kirsten Korkus, a junior from Mount Prospect, Ill., manipulates the plane's controls. The 42 teams in the race, the longest-running and only remaining all-women's air race, took-off today (Tuesday, June 21) from the Purdue Airport and will conclude the more than 2,400-mile course on Friday back at the Purdue Airport.

 

 

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Sarah Anderson, at left, a senior from Wabash, Ind., and Kirsten Korkus, a junior from Mount Prospect, Ill., add decals to the plane they will fly in the Air Race Classic.

 

 

 

 

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From left, Katherine Conrad, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Kristina Lukas, a junior from Park Ridge, Ill., Kirsten Korkus, a junior from Mount Prospect, Ill., and Sarah Anderson, a senior from Wabash, Ind., show off their team shirts for the Air Race Classic. This is the first year Purdue will sponsor two teams of student pilots in the more than 2,400-mile race.

(Purdue News Service photos/Dave Umberger)

 

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