2021 Spot Landing Contest – Feb. 20

It’s time to save the date, February 20, for the upcoming Star Aero Club Spot Landing Contest. More information will be provided in the coming weeks, but here are a few details:

We will meet at the Gila Bend airport (E63) at 8:30am. As we did last year, we will allow both the power-on and power-off options, and the scoring method will use the shortest distance of each pilot’s landings rather than the sum of the distances.   The rules are available here.

Rather than going out for lunch, we will have a bring-your-own picnic lunch at Gila Bend following the competition. Bring your lunch and a lawn chair for a socially distanced outdoor lunch.

As further incentive, two of our members have new airplanes that will possibly be ready to show off this year. Mike Gibbs has his Series 7 Kitfox back in the air, and Andy Durbin has his new Carbon Cub FX-3. Both of these will add an interesting new mix to the landing contest. Another rumor is we might even see a skydiver or two join in!

If you’re planning to participate, please RSVP as soon as possible. We need a good turn-out to have a decent competition, so we encourage your participation. If you haven’t tried this before, come join us. The more the merrier!