Tomahawk Regional Airport to be part of AirVenture Cup Race

For the Tomahawk Leader

TOMAHAWK – The Tomahawk Regional Airport will be part of the 26th annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Cup Race next weekend.

The race, slated for Sunday, July 21, weather permitting, will start and end at Wausau Downtown Airport. Approximately 100 unique aircraft from 38 race classes will finish the race of more than 400 nautical miles.

The race will begin at 9 a.m., and the course will include the planes flying over (and some landing) at the airports in Wausau, Shawano, Menominee, Escanaba, Manistique, Sawyer, Land O’ Lakes, Tomahawk and Merrill.

A release from the AirVenture Cup said the race “provides pilots and aircraft builders an opportunity to race their aircraft in a safe and fun environment, all while promoting aviation in and over the communities where the races are held.”

The first race was held in Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 1998, with 10 aircraft, and it has since grown to the major aviation event it is today, drawing thousands of spectators. 

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Pictured is the race course for the 26th annual EAA AirVenture Cup Race.
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