The National STOL Series Announces Its 2023 Season Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NEW Locations! MORE Events! BIGGER Reach! National STOL is Expanding; Adding New Event Locations to the 2023 Season Schedule!

The National STOL Series is excited to announce their 2023 Season Schedule and  new, exciting changes.

The 2023 season series kicks off March 18 in Jennings, Louisiana, at the 3rd Annual Swamp STOL Competition & Fly-in. Known for its southern charm, Cajun flair, and local musical talent Swamp STOL has fast become both a competitor and fan favorite.

Next, the series heads to Somerton Airport in Yuma County, Arizona, for Outlaw STOL. This one-day competition was established in 2020 by Jonathan Stains, and it is the second year that National STOL has partnered with the event.

Wayne, Nebraska, is the first new stop on the season schedule, making it the most centrally located event of the Series. The Wayne America Fly In is making STOL history as the only event to host both National STOL and STOL DRAG Competitions at a single event. 

Sodbusters STOL has found its home! This August will be the event’s second year at Hartford Municipal Airport, the weekend before AirVenture and just a 30 minute flight to Oshkosh! 

Rocky Mountain STOL, hosted in the picturesque town of Pinedale, Wyoming by Emblem Aviation, is joining the Series this season after a wildly successful showing at their inaugural event last August. The event quickly developed a reputation for spoiling pilots with breakfast, ice cream, and a bus ride up to the gorgeous Half Moon Lake Lodge for an amazing four course meal, creating a fully immersive experience into all that Pinedale has to offer.

Lonestar STOL, the Series’ founding event, will remain in Texas for its 4th year!  It will move to a new airport in Sulphur Springs, and the event will be presented by our friends at Legend Aircraft.

Other new events being introduced to the season schedule are the SKOL STOL at Mille Lacs Lake in Isle, Minnesota (in conjunction with their Annual Breakfast Fly In for 600 guests), and Music City STOL in Nashville this September. 

Stay tuned for 2024 dates and locations to be announced in the near future! Please note that all events are tentative and subject to change in date or location until the time registration opens.

The 2023 Season is made possible by the commitment and support of the following sponsors: Legend Aircraft; Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance; Hartzell Propeller; DUC Propellers USA; Sarasota Avionics; Flying Eyes Optics;; Flight Outfitters; McFarlane Aviation Products/MT Propeller; Lift Aviation; AirTech Coatings; AeroLED;, the official trailer provider of National STOL; and Rugged Radios,  the official communications partner of the National STOL Series. 





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  1. I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question and I’m hoping if it isn’t, you could pass it on to somebody that could answer this for me. I was reading in our local newspaper in regards to the competition coming to the Hartford Wisconsin airport. I’m just wondering if this event is open to the spectators And what is the charge ?

  2. I’m looking for info on registering as a Rookie pilot in the Music City STOL event in September. I couldn’t find it anywhere on your website. Thanks!

      1. We’ll have the full scheduled posted this weekend–generally, Friday practice runs in the window of noon-5pm.

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