Lara Zook Gaerte is our team Pilot and is from Fort Wayne, IN. She holds numerous ratings, including single engine (land) and multi engine (land), instrument, and ATP (airline transport pilot). She has complex, high performance and tailwheel endorsements, and is also a skydiver. She is a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) for both single and multi engine planes, including instrument instruction for both. She is a five-time Master CFI, a FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team) representative, and is the current President of the Air Race Classic. She has over 8,000 flight hours and has flown in 5 of these races.
Harris is the team CoPilot, from Lake Havasu, AZ. She is the rookie of
the team, this year being her first time participating in the Air Race
Classic. She holds a single engine (land) rating, as well as her
instrument rating. She has complex and high performance endorsements,
and is the current Treasurer of the ARC.
Alcorn is the Teammate, from Winter Haven, FL. Jo holds FAA ratings for
single engine land, single engine sea, and multi engine land, as well
as her instrument rating. She has her complex, high performance
and tailwheel endorsements. She is also an Advanced Ground Instructor,
for both basic and instrument. She has flown in 7 ARC races and has
1,800 flight hours. Jo is the current Vice President for the Air Race