Race Like a Girl! - Beyond the Powder
Air Racing may be a niche sport. The Red Bull Air Race has certainly brought new attention to it. Even the race in Reno draws thousands. But operating below our national consciousness are the Sport Air Racing League, AirVenture Cup, and the Air Race Classic.
The Air Race Classic traces its heritage back to 1929 to the 1st Women's Air Derby flying from Santa Monica to Cleveland. True, these cross country races are not very "fan friendly", but in this age of digital and social media, more people can keep up with these unique teams' progress.
The great filmmakers at Hemlock Films followed racers in the 2014 race, and have produced "Beyond the Powder" which will air on PBS this fall. Check out the trailer, and check your local PBS Station's listings for dates and times.