National WASP WWII Museum
Avenger Field Sweetwater, Texas

Fifinella 5K Run for the WASP


Saturday, November 10, 2018
Texas State Technical College,
West Texas Campus in Sweetwater

Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
Race/Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Awards follow the Race
Veterans Day ceremony follow the awards



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





  • 42nd Air Race Classic to take off at Avenger Field

    Friday, June 15 @ 6 p.m.
    Rock the Block on Oak Street, Downtown Sweetwater
    FREE ADMISSION

    Saturday, June 16 @ Noon
    Youth Aviation Adventure at the National WASP WWII Museum
    FREE to kids ages 7-17

    Saturday, June 16 @ 5 p.m.
    Bucking For Heroes at Nolan County Coliseum

    Sunday, June 17 @ 5 p.m.
    Takeoff Banquet at the National WASP WWII Museum
    SOLD OUT

    Tuesday, June 19 @ 8 a.m.
    Takeoff of racing teams at Avenger Field
    FREE and open to the public


    Silver Wings:



    Friend of the WASP:




    Youth Champion:




    Special Thanks:

    Argos Brewhouse & Bookseller
    Avenger Aviation Services
    Buck’s Steaks & Bar-B-Q
    Bucking For Heroes
    The Chamber of Sweetwater & Nolan County
    Creative Graphic Solutions
    Dominos
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car West Abilene
    Gypsy Jangle
    Hampton Inn Sweetwater
    Holiday Inn Sweetwater
    Lawrence Brothers Supermarkets
    National WASP WWII Museum
    Nolan County Coliseum
    Start Co-Chairs, Committee Chairs and Volunteers
    Sweetwater Country Club
    Sweetwater Fire Department
    Sweetwater Independent School District
    Sweetwater Jaycees
    Texas State Technical College West Texas Campus


    Team Sponsors:

    #2 Over the Moon!.............................Mr. and Mrs. Alan K. Haley
    #2 Over the Moon!.............................SSgt Wilson (Ret)
    #3 Blue Footed Booby.............................Daniel Ferraro
    #3 Blue Footed Booby.............................Diane Dowd
    #4 ARC 4 Fifinella.............................Capt Pat Mail, PHS (Ret)
    #4 ARC 4 Fifinella.............................Paula & Alan Carmichael
    #5 Flying Sycamores.............................Lytle Land & Cattle Co.
    #5 Flying Sycamores.............................Peter J. Beadling
    #5 Flying Sycamores.............................Priscilla Foster
    #6 Unusual Attitude.............................Bruce & Frannie
    #6 Unusual Attitude.............................Robert E. Burnett
    #7 Flying Flashes.............................Jack Morris
    #7 Flying Flashes.............................Jean L. M. Sulc
    #8 Missile Minions.............................James LaPointe
    #8 Missile Minions.............................Mr. & Mrs. Clark
    #9 Kiwi Express.............................Kathy Lester-Ross & David Ross
    #9 Kiwi Express.............................Lois Minute Pausch
    #10 Punny Pilots.............................Ken Hendrickson
    #10 Punny Pilots.............................Luv2Fly Texas, LLC
    #12 Freakin' Awesome.............................Darrell McIndoe
    #12 Freakin' Awesome.............................Nick H. Ruysenaars, Jr.
    #12 Freakin' Awesome.............................Sherie & Buddy Alldredge
    #14 Liberty Belles I.............................Col Herbie R. Taylor USA (Ret)
    #14 Liberty Belles I.............................Keith David Wentzel & Carolinas Aviation Museum
    #14 Liberty Belles I.............................Maureen Haugen
    #15 Nile Queens.............................Barron Service Parts
    #15 Nile Queens.............................Dandy's Western Wear
    #16 Liberty Belles II.............................Anonymous
    #16 Liberty Belles II.............................Cornelia Fort
    #16 Liberty Belles II.............................Ray Greene
    #19 Flamingo Flyers.............................Constance Mittie Young
    #19 Flamingo Flyers.............................TSgt Vincent DiPrima, U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS, WWII (Dec)
    #20 DC3(-1).............................Capt Ann C. Hatten, USN (Ret)
    #20 DC3(-1).............................In Memory of Thelma & Robert Byrnes
    #21 Silver Belles.............................Julia Nowlin
    #21 Silver Belles.............................Toni Armstrong, Jr.
    #22 The Flying Carastros.............................AVFUEL Corporation
    #22 The Flying Carastros.............................Dave Marcrander
    #23 The Purple Hearts.............................Lt Col David A England, USAF (Ret)
    #23 The Purple Hearts.............................Stephen Hubbard
    #24 Misplaced Mooney Girls.............................Angela GC Rodin
    #25 Flying Fillies.............................Larry Core CPA, PLLC
    #26 Dakota Fly Girls.............................Kimberly Bassett
    #26 Dakota Fly Girls.............................Richard Anderson
    #28 Michiana Redbirds.............................Laurie Carole Kuna
    #28 Michiana Redbirds.............................Lois Hess
    #29 Baldwin Family Flyers.............................Lew Suber
    #29 Baldwin Family Flyers.............................Micki Wiersma
    #29 Baldwin Family Flyers.............................Sweetwater Rotary Club
    #30 Road Killers.............................Lorraine C Attreed
    #30 Road Killers.............................Rich Hubert
    #31 Riddle Racers Gold.............................Francis Strzepka
    #31 Riddle Racers Gold.............................Frank Kenny
    #32 Riddle Racers Blue.............................Robert Cashman
    #32 Riddle Racers Blue.............................Sweetwater Rotary Club
    #33 The Flying Tigresses.............................Bob Krone, President, Kepler Space Institute
    #33 The Flying Tigresses.............................Elaine Morrow
    #34 Beech Blue.............................Diane Coleman & Sheila Fox
    #34 Beech Blue.............................Dr. Emma Lou Linn
    #35 Frozen Force.............................Adele Danielson
    #35 Frozen Force.............................Col Mac
    #36 Finger Lakes Flash.............................John Roland
    #37 Sky Vixens.............................Yolanda A. Cillo
    #38 PALS in Motion.............................Barb Oakes
    #38 PALS in Motion.............................CW5 Skioldhanlin (Ret)
    #39 Ragin' Racin' Redheads.............................Elizabeth Bradford
    #39 Ragin' Racin' Redheads.............................Kathryn A (Kitty) Havens
    #40 Saluki Aces.............................Collin Bakse
    #41 Purdue University.............................Anonymous
    #41 Purdue University.............................Linda E Smith
    #44 Flying Fins.............................Helen K Galloway
    #44 Flying Fins.............................Kay Galloway
    #46 Demois'ailes.............................Sig T. Hansen, Jr. MD
    #47 Jetlaw.............................Kimberly Bassett
    #47 Jetlaw.............................Mary & Harold Graul
    #48 Barnstorming Babes.............................Jerry Berlin
    #48 Barnstorming Babes.............................Lt Col David A England, USAF (Ret)
    #49 Western Michigan University.............................Jim Gotch
    #49 Western Michigan University.............................Michael P McAleenan
    #50 Lewis Flyers.............................Col Herbie R. Taylor USA (Ret)
    #50 Lewis Flyers.............................VFW Post 6873
    #51 #FlyFactoryNew.............................Frank Nedrow
    #52 Purdue Pilots Incorporated.............................Barb Oakes
    #53 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.............................Francis Strzepka
    #53 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.............................John W Aiken, Jr.
    #54 Flying Mermaids Third Street Printing
    #55 CAU Aviatrix.............................Bill Mason
    #55 CAU Aviatrix.............................Odd R. Galschiodt
    #56 Lady Spartans.............................Elizabeth Susanka
    #57 Houston Hot Flahes.............................John & Leslie Gould
    #57 Houston Hot Flahes.............................John Lannom
    #58 Lady Buckeyes.............................Roland Saenz
    #59 War Eagle Women.............................Bill Moore
    #59 War Eagle Women.............................Ray Thompson
    #60 Florida Navigators.............................In memory of Laura A Kammerer
    #60 Florida Navigators.............................TSgt Vincent DiPrima, U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS, WWII (Dec)
    #61 Nashville Flight Training.............................Don Daniel
    #77 White Lightning.............................Virginia McCain


    Homecoming 2018

    75th Anniversary


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    EXPANSION  PROJECT  PHASE  2


    General construction of HANGAR No 1 has been completed, but there is much work to be done. The climate controlled structure 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. Hangar No 2 will house -aircraft and allow access to the runways of Avenger Field. The Memorial Plaza will offer views of the runways and taxiways where the WASP trained in 1943-44. American, Texas and WASP flags 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!