Frederick Mayor Randy Mcclement and ladies from the "Sugarloaf 99s," an international organization of women pilots, announced the "Air Race Classic Terminus 2010" will come to the Frederick Municipal Airport in June.
The 81st Annual Women's Transcontinental Air Race will take off in Fort Myers, Fla., fly 2,500 miles and land in Frederick.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of licensed women pilots and organizers say aviation is another way women have gained gender equality.
"Men thought that women should stay at home and they even wanted to insist that the early pilots have a male navigator in their plane because they thought they'd get lost without them, but they did just fine," Gail Mesa Norman with the
Sugarloaf 99s. "Turns out that they not only did as well as the men, they often exceeded some of the men."
The first Air Race Classic took off in 1929 and included Amelia Earhart.
Click here to learn more about the race and see how you can attend.