WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Two Purdue University students are preparing for a four-day cross-country air race that's for only women.
Seniors Rachel Borsa of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Haley Myers of North Branford, Connecticut, were scheduled to set out Monday morning from the Purdue University Airport in the women-only Air Race Classic.
Borsa was Purdue's co-pilot in last year's event and will serve as pilot this year. Myers led the ground crew last year and is Borsa's co-pilot this year.
A ground crew will monitor weather conditions and help guide the team.
The 2,700-mile Air Race Classic begins in Concord, California, and ends in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
The event began in 1929 and traces its origins to women's-only races started by Amelia Earhart and other female pilots who were banned from competing against men.
Frustrated driver reflects on highway rant
A frustrated driver reflected on a showdown on I-5 in La Jolla between him and Ferguson protesters that’s gone viral.
Small plane with 4 aboard crashes in Michigan
Authorities are investigating a small plane crash in Berrien County in the southwest corner of Michigan.
IMPD arrests three in west side robberies
Indianapolis police were investigating two armed robberies on the city’s west side Friday morning.
Mom shares car seat concern after son's death
With the busy holiday travel weekend underway, a mother of three is making an emotional plea to anyone transporting a child, Call 6…
Police chase ends in fatal crash on east side
A police chase ended in a fatal crash on the city's east side Friday morning.
2 killed in Nov. 16 hit-and-run crash ID'd
Police identified the two pedestrians who were killed in a hit-and-run crash on the city's west side on Nov. 16.