Race Route

The Indy Air Race is scheduled for August 13, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. It will be held at KTYQ, Indy Executive Airport - http://www.airnav.com/airport/KTYQ

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

Be sure to see also the Turn Point Photos page, with progressive photos taken from flying the route.

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.
Fly north-northeast to Sheridan Airport (5I4). Turn One is northeast of the threshold of Runway 23. 40°10'47.69"N 86°12'44.92"W Then head northwest to Frankfort Airport (KFKR). Make Turn Two northeast of the displaced threshold of Runway 22 at KFKR. 40°16'40.02"N 86°33'50.48"W After Frankfort Airport, it's southwest toward the town of Veedersburg. Turn Three is at the north end of IN55, Songer Airstrip, a north-south turf strip just south of Veedersburg. 40° 4'57.28"N 87°15'43.48"W From there, head southeast toward 1I7. Turn Four is at the Clinton Airport, mid-field, over the small square of grass in the parking area just south of the long hangar and small utility building. 39°42'37.00"N 87°23'58.04"W After Clinton Airport it's east to the north side of small pond on the east side of a house. This is my sister's house and she is proud to be the resident of Turn Five of the Inaugural Indy Air Race. This turn is called The Lyons' Den. My nieces and nephews and their friends will be out waving you on, so let's give them a good show. 39°47'9.97"N 86°38'55.92"W
Head north-northeast toward Turn Six, to 6I4, Boone County Airport. Turn just north of the northern most T-Hangar. You must be at or above 2,500' for this turn point. You must stay above their traffic pattern. 40° 0'23.47"N 86°26'22.01"W

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
Linda Street-Ely
Indy Race Director
(281) 734-0330