The Main Event (Saturday)
See the rules attachment at the bottom of this page for all of the rules and regulations of the contest. This is just a summary.
The goal is to takeoff in the shortest distance. Each class will have their own group. Each pilot will be allowed two attempts. Score is based on the best “cycle” (a pair of takeoff and landing).
The goal of the landing competition is to stop in the shortest time. But there are significantly more rules. Each pilot will be allowed two attempts and each score is still based on the best cycle.
Additional Contests on Sunday (open to teams that did not compete Saturday!)
You don’t have to be a competitor to fly in these events, just bring your airplane and go to the safety briefing.
Aircraft will make two attempts to bust a balloon as it is released from the runway. While this doesn’t seem hard, it is a challenge of pilot skill and their stick ability.
We’ll mark a spot, you’ll land on it. Simple enough. Each aircraft gets two passes.
Prizes & Trophies
For the first time ever, we are awarding a cash purse of $12,500.00 to the winners along with some very cool prizes.
We are also working with our amazing sponsor, NRS to provide some great looking trophies.
The breakdown is as follows for each of the 5 classes:
1st place – $1,500.00 Cash AND
Each class winner will receive a Garmin InReach® Mini! Valued at $350 EACH.
AND a NRS Belt Buckle as their Trophy!
2nd place – $500.00
3rd place – $250.00
We would like to accommodate all aircraft, but we realize that’s not possible. We have grouped the aircraft into different types. Each type may participate in the contest in the appropriate group.
- Classes are defined below by model and certification type. If an aircraft model is not indicated, then gross weight will be used, as defined by the aircraft’s airworthiness certificate.
- There must be at least two aircraft in a class for the class to compete.
- Gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles, rotorcraft, powered parachutes, weight-shift, and lighter-than-air craft may not compete.
Super Heavy Touring: (Exhibition only)
Any FAA certificated Single engine aircraft models as determined by gross weight over 3,600 lbs
Heavy Touring Class:
- C-180, C-185, C-182, C-206, and C-210; Maule M-9-230
- Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 2,500 lbs to 3,600 lbs.
Light Touring Class:
- C-150, C-152, C-170, C-172, C-175, and C-177; Maule M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7; Stinson 108-2
- Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 2,301 to 2,499 lbs.
- Citabria; Huskies; PA-12, 14, 18, and PA-22; Scout; Stinson 105; T-Craft (over 1,320 lbs); Top Cub;Tern X Cub
- Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 1,321 to 2,300 lbs.
Light Sport/ Light Experimental Class:
- CSport Cub S2; Rans S-7LS; Super Legend; T-Craft (1,320 lbs); Bearhawk LSA; Carbon Cub SS; Dakota Super 18-LT; Legend (ELSA); Rans (ELSA)
- Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL as Experimental as determined by a maximum gross weight up to 1,320 lbs.
Alternate Bush/Experimental Class:
- Mackey SQ-2; Bearhawk Patrol; Carbon Cub EX, Carbon Cub FX,; Dakota Super 18; Legend (EAB); Savage Outback Shock; Super Cruiser; Murphy Moose; Backcountry BOSS; Bearhawk
- Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL as Experimental with a gross weight above 1,320 lbs.
Pilot’s Information – STOL Events & Rules
Each pilot/aircraft combination will be allowed two takeoffs and landings (or cycles) in the STOL event.
Score will be based on the best takeoff and landing cycle of each event. (i.e. either the best set of the 1st takeoff and landing, or 2nd takeoff and landing.)
Only one combination of pilot/aircraft will be allowed. However pilots may fly two different aircraft and individual aircraft may be flown by two different pilots (for those wishing to have their aircraft flown two separate times).
Certificated and Experimental Aircraft of the same Class will fly together, but be scored with their type (certificated or experimental).
PILOTS MUST BE TUNED TO 123.40 WHEN ON DECK. Failure is grounds for disqualification.
Tie downs are required. Chocks are recommended. Both are your responsibility.
ALL AIRCRAFT MUST BE TIED DOWN. BRING YOUR OWN TIE DOWNS.
We want to emphasize that all flying will be FAR compliant. Pattern altitude is 500′ AGL minimum. Sufficient VFR fuel reserves are to be carried in the event of an emergency and loitering is necessary.
“Go Arounds” are allowed as long as no wheels touch the ground. This is not so you can make practice approaches, but rather to simulate real world STOL conditions where a go around might be required. Abusing the “Go Arounds” policy will disqualify that Takeoff/Landing cycle, determination is at the discretion of the Air Boss.
If you do not make the briefing you will not fly.
You can not leave your aircraft unattended unless it’s tied down.
BRING YOUR OWN TIEDOWNS.
The complete rules are listed below. Download them and become familiar with them.
Once you’ve read the rules, head over to our shop and purchase your competitor entry.