National WASP WWII Museum
Avenger Field Sweetwater, Texas

Air Race Classic 2018

Starting line June 19, 2018
at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas

An all-women race across the country, Air Race Classic, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to:
  • Encouraging and educating current and future women pilots
  • Increasing public awareness of general aviation
  • Demonstrating women's roles in aviation
  • Preserving and promoting the tradition of pioneering women in aviation


    So many gave of themselves to make Homecoming 2017 special for WASP veterans. Your dedication exemplifies the spirit of Sweetwater and makes it possible to fulfill our mission to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
    Thank You!

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    Construction started on HANGAR No.1, the climate controlled expansion of the National WASP WWII Museum, and the Memorial Plaza in late October, 2016. HANGAR No.1 will house new exhibits, museum archives with a research library, an expanded gift store, staff offices, and catering kitchen.  There will be space for traveling exhibits, video presentations, special events and community celebrations. The current hangar will house the Museum airplanes and allow access to the runways.

    The Memorial Plaza will offer views of the runways and taxiways where the WASP trained in 1943-44. American, Texas and WASP flags will fly proudly above a memorial plaza dedicated to the memory of the first women to fly America’s military aircraft. This area will feature expanded exhibits, and be used for public gatherings and private events.

    While much has been accomplished, there is still much to be done.  Funds are still needed to create new exhibits to preserve the legacy these courageous women. We need your support!