Back by popular demand, we will have a great arrival reception on Friday evening at the world famous Big Muddy Brewery along with some great barbecue from World Champion Pat's Barbecue.
Registration will be $30 for current SARL members, $40 for non-SARL members, and only $10 for PIC students.
We welcome newbie racers as well as our experienced buddies. Newbie racers should know that in cross country air racing, the fastest aircraft go first and the slowest depart last. The intent is to minimize passing on the course, making for a much safer race than Reno style pylon racing. There will be an extensive and mandatory pilot's briefing at 9:30, race day. Make sure you are fueled up and 100% ready to go before the briefing!
Check the links on the right for registration. Sign up today! The registration links may not show up on a tablet or smart phone, so just go here: Big Muddy Air Race registration.
Do you like the photos? Our official photographer Jeff Kurtz will be on hand to photograph you and your race plane.
This year's 151 mile course has 9 turns, so it should be a lot of fun. For those of you who have raced with us before, it will be familiar, but not exactly the same. We will also have a short course for slower aircraft.
The race runs counter-clockwise, starting at KMDH.
Turn 1 Kinkaid Marina 37° 47.937'N, 89° 24.784'W
Turn 2 KPJY 37° 58.598'N 89° 21.690'W
Turn 3 KSAR 38° 8.696'N 89° 42.072'W
Turn 4 Chester Visitor Cntr 37° 54.259'N 89° 50.035'W
Turn 5 Grand Tower Bridge 37° 38.522'N 89° 30.811'W
Turn 6 Big Muddy Bridge 37° 33.653'N 89° 28.275'W
Turn 7 Cape Bridge Levee 37° 17.739'N 89° 30.371'W
Turn 8 Jonesboro Water Tower 37° 27.121'N 89° 15.463'W
Turn 9 Makanda Water Tower 37° 36.848'N 89° 13.972'W
Finish: Rwy 36L, KMDH 37° 46.486'N 89° 15.509'W