The first plane in the 30th annual Air Race Classic "Firewalled" it to Lawrence from Ada, Oklahoma. The plane touched down in Wednesday morning.
Carol Foy, of Spicewood, Tex., left, calls the team's weather watcher as Gretchen Jahn of Kerrville, Tx. checks the forecast on a computer at the Lawrence Airport. The pair were the first to land in Lawrence.
Carol Foy, 49, of Spicewood, Texas, left, and Gretchen Jahn, 54, of Kerrville, Texas, greet Ed Frost from Winchester, Ill. Foy and Jahn "firewalled" it to Lawrence from Ada, Okla., and were the first ones to land around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Lawrence.
A jeweled ear ring worn by a race timer shows off the passion for flying.
Pilot Courtney Hedlund, 24, of Kalamazoo, Mich., wipes the bugs off the plane's wing while Leslie Ann Treppa, 24, Kalamazoo, Mich., makes a call. Both team members of the Western Michigan University plane were the second to land in Lawrence.
Racers Carol Foy and Gretchen Jahn give thumbs-up to friend Ed Frost after landing at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Dick Martin, one of the timers of the rac, watches as a plane makes a turn to land after settng its time.
A white post that serves as a placemarker lines up with a barn. When a plane crosses this point, a time is set and called in for each plane as it lands. After a take-off, the plane again crosses the marker and a new time starts.