Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Big Muddy Air Race is in the bag!

The results are in!  You can also see a great collection of race photos here. See you next year!


This year's Big Muddy will be held on June 11th at the Southern Illinois, KMDH, airport.  This will be a great event featuring the beautiful scenery, rivers and lakes of southern Illinois.

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.

We try and keep the costs down, so this year registration will be only $15 for current SARL members, $25 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!



Here is the 137 sm course, with lots of turns! We will also have a short course for slower aircraft. 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.



Start at KMDH.


  • Turn 1: Where the taxiway meets the ramp- KPJY  N37° 58.617'  W89° 21.755'
  • Turn 2: NW corner of main hangar - KSAR  N38° 8.639'  W89° 42.076'
  • Turn 3: East end of Chester Bridge,  Visitor's Center building, just east of the bridge. -  N37°54.259' W89°50.035'
  • Turn 4: East end of Grand Tower Suspension Bridge - N37°38.522' W89°30.811'
  • Turn 5: Hwy 3 crosses Big Muddy River  - N37°33.653' W89°28.275'
  • Turn 6: Cape Bridge Levee,  N37°17.739' W89°30.371'
  • Turn 7: Jonesboro Town Square N37°27.086' W89°16.095'
  • Turn 8: Yellow Water Tower, Makanda, IL  - N37°36.848' W89°13.972'
  • Finish Line:  Rwy 36L at KMDH 


Here is the sectional view.




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.



Monday, April 11, 2016

Past Race Results

Compare yourself to past Big Muddy racers!

2016

2015

2012

2011

Congratulations to every one who competed!