The 18th GCAR departed from CYRO (Rockcliffe, ON) on Friday September 14, 20178 and everyone eventually reached the destination on the same day – CYSU (Summerside, PE). There were 22 women participating in 9 airplanes. The 10thairplane had mechanical difficulties and all the contents, including the IXIXs, were redistributed into the remaining 9 aircrafts. This is where weight and balance becomes interesting. Overall, we had wonderful weather and thank you to all of you who prayed to the weather gods. We had 5, first time 99s participating and a 6th 99 participating after a period of absence – which is wonderful. If anyone is wondering – Yes, everyone did make it home safely……eventually.
The first place winners were: Mary Norman, Akky Mansikka, & Mo Egan.
The 2nd place winners were: Suzanne Whiltshire & Lisa Bishop
The 3rd place winners were: Susan Begg, Asti Livingston, & Jane Tilley.
Spot Landing Winner was: Susan Begg.
Below is the article (same one) that was in many of the PEI newspapers.
Congratulations to all the winners and all the participants for coming on the Rally – it was fun!! Hope to see you and many new faces at the GCA Rallies in the future.
Photos from this years rally.
The annual Gold Cup Air Rally is NOT an air race but is a fun and challenging cross country air rally.
The 2018 GCAR will be from CYRO (Rockcliffe, ON) to CYSU (Summerside, PEI)
We will meet at CYRO Rockcliffe late afternoon Thursday September 13, 2018. The evening will be spend reviewing the flight route.
Planned departure will be early morning on Friday September 14 from CYRO for our destination CYSU Summerside PEI.
Saturday September 15 will be the alternate flying day and/or planned activities.
Sunday September 16 will also feature planned activities on the red dirt province, culminating with the banquet in the evening.
Monday September 17, for those interested and weather permitting, the journey will continue to CYGR, Iles de la Madeleine.
Fuel will be available on the GCAR weekend and there will be no landing or tie down fees.
The Registration fee is $120 per participant, $60 for first time participants.
Accommodation in Summerside: a block of rooms at a group rate has been set aside with the Slemon Park Hotel, which is within walking distance of the runway. Please check their website www.slemonparkhotel.com
You may also wish to check out the diverse aviation community via the Slemon Park company website at www.slemonpark.com
All 99’s and other female pilots are invited to join us on the Gold Cup Air Rally.
Don’t have an airplane, no problem, we can try to match you up with a pilot and airplane.
Past Rally experience is not a prerequisite.
This is one of the most enjoyable events for women pilots held throughout the year.
The rally is open to all women pilots.
View the slide shows from previous years….