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Alan Crawford

Race #21

Lancair Legacy – “Spirit of America”


Alan Crawford, of Lake Buchanan, Texas has over 46 years of flying experience. He holds an ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI and Commercial SES ratings. Soloed in 1966, joined the Texas Air National Guard in 1973 flying the KC97L and C-130 as both an instructor and evaluator. In 1981 was “lucky enough” to get hired by Southwest Airlines. He has logged over 32,000 hours of flight time in various civilian, military and commercial aircraft.

Alan got the racing bug in 2008 during the Air Venture Cup Race to Oshkosh. After that he joined the Sports Air Racing League competing in air races all over the country. In 2011 he took the Sport Air Racing League National Championship in overall points and First Place in the Sport’s Class. In December 2011, he and his wife Sherri competed in the Great Bahamas Air Race, racing the “Out Islands of the Bahamas” for three days taking First Place in the contest. This April, he hosted the First Annual Hill Country 150 Air Race in Llano, Texas where over 25 airplanes competed in both experimental and production classes.

This year he completed PRS in June and will be racing as a “Rookie” in his Lancair Legacy – “Spirit of America”, powered by Team Bennett’s IO-550.