FBO Participates for First Time in Historic Aviation Race
AMERICUS, Ga. – Phillips 66® Aviation branded FBO, Souther Field Aviation, Inc., is participating for the first time in the all-female Air Race Classic, as an en route stop on this year’s course. 2016 marks the fortieth anniversary for both the race and the establishment of Souther Field Aviation, which opened its doors to pilots in 1976 at Souther Field (KACJ).
The 2016 race includes 55 teams made up of 130 women pilots from around the country. The 2,716-mile race begins Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Prescott, Arizona, and ends Friday, June 24, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Located in Americus, Georgia, Souther Field Aviation will be the final stop before the finish line in Daytona Beach.
The fortieth-anniversary race route honors collegiate aviation programs across the nation. Racers will stop at KAJC in Americus, home to South Georgia Technical College, and fill their aircraft with Phillips 66 Aviation fuel at Souther Field Aviation, a full-service FBO.
"We are so proud to participate in the historic Air Race Classic," said Frankie Williams, owner, Souther Field Aviation. "For the past forty years our FBO has prided itself in providing quality fuel, the best service, and quick turns for all pilots. This year’s racers will surely appreciate our speedy service, sending racers swiftly back on their way to the finish line in Florida. We wish all pilots the best of luck in this year’s race."
Air Race Classic Inc. is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission of encouraging and educating current and future female pilots, increasing public awareness of general aviation, demonstrating women's roles in aviation, and preserving and promoting the tradition of pioneering women in aviation. For more information, go to airraceclassic.org.
For more information about Souther Field Aviation, visit southerfield.com.
Souther Field is served by local Phillips 66 marketer, Perry Brothers Aviation Fuels.