Registration is from 7:30-8:30 Saturday morning. You MUST be registered and attend the 9:00 a.m. pilot's brief to participate in the race.
No brief - no race.
This is an open course timed speed race open to all propeller driven aircraft. Aircraft launch in speed order, fastest first.
The Sport Air Racing League classes will be used and offer racing for experimental and factory aircraft. Additional Challenge classes may be offered for 3 or more of the same model aircraft.
A shortened Course B may be created for aircraft with limited range and speed capabilities, if we get a request for it.
Flying will be VFR only with race minimums 1000’ ceiling and 3 miles visibility.
On course MEA is 500AGL or FAR’s if higher. All Racers must adhere to all FARs.
Here is the race course. This course highlights beautiful Central Indiana, 144.5nm, over two Sectionals, Chicago and St. Louis.
Click on the sectional chart to enlarge. (If the chart is too big to view, just press "Ctrl -" a few times, to restore it, press "Ctrl +"). Be sure to click on all the highlighted links for the aerial view of the checkpoints. The course starts at at Indy Executive. The Start Line is abeam the north end of Runway 36, at 40° 2'17.47"N 86°15'5.42"W
The Start procedure from 18 will be a close-in left pattern with the start timed at the North end of the "downwind" pass within a 500-1,000 foot AGL altitude band. If we launch to the North the time line will be at the departure end of the runway.
Then finally east to KTYQ, with a finish pass on 36 at Indy Executive. Cross the Race Finish Line at the centerline of Runway 18/36 of Indianapolis Executive Airport (KTYQ), preferably at the south end. 40° 1'23.18"N 86°15'4.76"W
Darren Crouser, of the Turn One airport, Sheridan (5I4), will be offering an on field fuel discount price to all race participants the week of the event. That price is 20 cents per gallon off their advertised prices. Check http://www.100ll.com/ and http://www.airnav.com/ for current prices.
Darren has also offered to be available after hours "if that is what it takes to make the difference and get someone back in the air." If anyone needs parts or maintenance help, Darren and his crew are ready for your call. He works in the motorsports community managing Indycar teams and representing engine manufacturers, and understands "when things just need to be repaired now, when ever now may fall on the clock or calendar."
Should weather be an issue the days before, after or during the event Darren will offer to get as many planes inside as possible should Indy Exec run out of room, so keep his name and number handy. He may be hosting a race of his own one day!
Sheridan Aviation, LLC
Ph 317 758 4161 airport
Cell 317 501 4521
If you have questions, contact me at
Indy Race Director