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Millcreek Woman Flying Across the County In Air Race Competition

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A Millcreek woman will fly across the country, as part of a national air race competition.

Rachel Borsa is working towards her dream of becoming a pilot.
As part of that, she's now getting ready for a race across the country.

Borsa is the senior captain on the Purdue Air Race Classic Team.
She and her co-pilot left Purdue University Monday morning, to head to California ahead of the race.

During the 4-day race, which starts June 16th, Borsa will fly nearly 2,700 miles in a small plane, from California to Pennsylvania, competing against several other teams.

Borsa graduated from McDowell High School in 2011, she says she's been interested in becoming a pilot since she was 3-years old, "There's nothing better than being able to take off and go wherever you want to go" said Borsa. "I just love the feeling of being in the air and being in control," Borsa added.

Borsa got her first shot in the cockpit while taking classes at the North Coast Flight School, in Millcreek.

This is the second year she's taking part in this cross-country race.
Last year, as co-pilot, she cris-crossed the country, traveling from Washington to Arkansas, " It's all women, so it's a really great comradery, and I'm so excited to be back in that atmosphere," said Borsa. "And now that I know a few people we're going to help each other out, we're going to have fun, and we're going to compete," Borsa added.

This women's-only air race classic was originally started by pilots, including Amelia Earhart, and dates back to when women pilots were banned from competing against men.

And make sure you tune in to WICU & WSEE next week during the race, we even have plans to Skype with her during the race.
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