PASCO, Wash. - A cross country air race with all women pilots got off the ground Tuesday, for the most part. The weather did not exactly cooperate.
More than 100 women are taking part in the air race classic which will cover more than two thousand miles over four days.
Pilots of all ages, from all over the country flew into Pasco last weekend for the start of the race.
"Emily and I met in college three years ago. She asked me last January if I wanted to fly in an air race through a text message and I said, sure, you know. Never heard of this race before and we had to come back this year. So this is our second race," said pilots Zia Sasko and Emily Applegate.
The pilots' next stop is Mountain Home, Idaho. They will touch down in eight more states before they reach the finish line in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The pilots fly under visual flight rules, which means they can not fly into clouds. That is why 40 teams left today and five decided to wait for better weather.