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Thursday, June 2, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Stearman Field STOL, that was to be presented this month by the Husky National STOL Series has been removed from their 2022 Season Calendar

Due to unforeseen logistical challenges, The Husky National STOL Series has canceled the Stearman Field STOL event that was scheduled to take place on June 18th in Benton, Kansas,

The next event of the calendar is the Sodbusters STOL Competition to be hosted at Hartford Municipal Airport (HXG) in Hartford, Wisconsin; the weekend before AirVenture, it’s STOL to Oshkosh!

A detailed schedule of events and registration information for Sodbusters STOL can be found at: https://nationalstol.com/2022-sodbusters-stol-competition/

We have other exciting things in the works – keep an eye out for more information to come!

The Husky National STOL Series mourns the loss of our friend and STOLDrag competitor, Tom Dafoe, who passed away this weekend in Wayne, Nebraska. We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Safety remains National STOL’s first priority. As such, we remain committed to both pilot & attendee safety at our upcoming SoCal STOL Event in Tehachapi, California. Since our first event in 2020, our established rules & procedures are in place to protect everyone. We have specific rules regarding air bosses, max rate climbs, conducting abrupt maneuvers and go-arounds; implemented with the sole purpose of reducing the risk of incident. National STOL Rules and Regulations can be viewed and downloaded at https://nationalstol.com/therules/

After careful consideration, the SoCal STOL event will continue as scheduled for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, May 28 in Tehachapi, California. We hope you will come out and experience everything the town of Tehachapi has to offer, and to see some amazing pilots compete in California’s first Husky National STOL Competition.

As we are committed to safety, if you have any safety concerns or suggestions you are encouraged to contact us at info@nationalstol.com or we will make ourselves available to speak with you directly at the event.

We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Dafoe family in this difficult time. The Tom Dafoe Memorial Fund has been established through GoFundMe, to honor his life and to help support his wife and five children. https://www.gofundme.com/f/76yg4e-tom-dafoe-memorial-fund

Husky National STOL Series

Phone: 813.597.7978

Email: anitra@nationalstol.com

Website: www.nationalstol.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Series adds 3 new events to their schedule!

The Husky National STOL Series is delighted to announce the addition of 3 new events to the 2022 season!

The first stop of the year was Outlaw STOL at Somerton Airport in Yuma County, Arizona. This was a one day competition, established in 2020 by Jonathan Stains. Husky National announced their partnership with the event early January.

The Series is headed to the California Transverse Ranges for the SoCal STOL competition that will take place in the city of Tehachapi. SoCal STOL is scheduled to be a two-day event, and currently holds the title as Husky National STOL’ s highest altitude event at 4,001 feet above sea level.

Last but certainly not least, a welcome addition to the calendar is a stop at Stearman Field Fly In & Car Show in Benton, Kansas in June. National STOL is honored to be hosted by Clemmens Aviation at their home field during this annual event.  

Other notable changes to the 2022 series schedule is Swamp STOL’s shift from the sweltering summer month of June to a much cooler March. Swamp STOL founder, Col. Matthew Peterson is in cahoots with the Jefferson Davis Parish and plans to WOW you with his southern charm and Cajun flair, by bringing in 300 pounds of fresh crawfish for a huge crawfish boil; and no Louisiana style gathering would be complete without jambalaya and the Bernie Allen Band! All this is included with your pilot or volunteer registration to Swamp STOL Deux!

Sodbusters STOL is making serious moves again! Founded by Jeff Pohl in 2019, the inaugural event was hosted the weekend after AirVenture in Jeff’s hometown of Milaca, Minnesota. National STOL teamed up with him in 2021 and relocated the competition to Brainerd, Minnesota, staying in keeping with the previous year’s weekend after Oshkosh.

The series decided to really shake things up this year for the North Central Event. Not only is Sodbusters STOL relocating out of state to Hartford, Wisconsin, just a hop skip and a jump-backwards into July, the weekend BEFORE AirAdventure! It’s STOL2OSH folks!

Tentatively, the Series is scheduled to travel to the great state of Georgia in September. We’ll see you all just south of Atlanta in Newnan, Georgia at the Newnan-Coweta County Airport! More details are forthcoming as we finalize this event.

And now the moment you’ve been waiting for, Husky National STOL Series Season presents it’s Official 2022 Season Schedule.

February 26 – Outlaw STOL, Somerton, AZ (54AZ)

March 18 – Swamp STOL Deux, Jennings, LA (3R7)

April 5 – 10 – Sun N Fun, Lakeland, FL (LAL)

May 27-28 – SoCal STOL, Tehachapi, CA (TSP)

June 18 – Stearman Field Fly In, Benton, KS (1K1)

July 23 – SodBusters STOL Competition, Hartford, WI (HXF)

September 24 – Georgia STOL, Newnan, GA (CCO)

Oct 28-29 – Lonestar STOL & The Husky National STOL 2022 Season Championships, Gainesville, TX (GLE)

This Season is made possible by the commitment and support of following the Series sponsors: The Husky National STOL Series is sponsored by Husky Aviat Aircraft, Legend Aircraft, McFarlane Aviation Products, Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance, DUC Propellers USA, Sarasota Avionics, Air-Tech Coatings, Fat Tire Cowboys, Media Sponsor of the National STOL Series; AviNation Magazine and Rugged Radios – the official communications partner of the Husky National STOL Series 

LINKS

Website: – https://nationalstol.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nationalstol

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nationalstol/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NationalSTOLSeries

Husky National STOL Series

Phone: 813.597.7978

Email: anitra@nationalstol.com

Website: www.nationalstol.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The HUSKY National STOL Series to Partner with Outlaw STOL, adding an Arizona stop to the competition’s 2022 Season Tour.

The Husky National STOL Series is expanding! We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Outlaw STOL, adding the event to our 2022 Competition Series.

Founded in 2021 by Jonathan Stains, who is active duty military, a pilot, and a skydiver, Outlaw STOL & Fly-In will be held on February 25th and 26th at Somerton Airport (54AZ), Somerton, AZ.

Following his return from Afghanistan, Jonathan began flying in the Pacific Northwest, where he was introduced into a large but very close-knit flying community. In 2020 he was relocated and stationed in Yuma, Arizona, leaving behind this aviation family. He missed the weekend fly-ins, having friends and family in general aviation, and wanted to recreate that culture in Yuma and the surrounding area.

Inspired by the cowboy crop duster style of the Southwest and the Bush flyers of the Northwest, Outlaw STOL was born with the support of Somerton Airport owner, Eric Saltzer, and other local businesses. The Husky National STOL Series shares Jonathan’s passion for growing & preserving the general aviation community & culture, and is honored he chose to partner with us.

This partnership brings a new level of competition to the Somerton event; Outlaw STOL has an already-established baseline of local support and pilots registering from all over the U.S. & Canada. In the event’s second year, these pilots will now compete in the points race toward the Husky National STOL Series’ 2022 Season Championship with Class Champions joining in the fight to maintain their titles. Husky National STOL and Outlaw STOL are excited to see this partnership propel the competition to new heights!

Links:

Webpage: Outlaw STOL -https://nationalstol.com/2022-outlaw-stol/

Website: Husky National STOL – https://nationalstol.com/

FB Event Page: Outlaw STOL – https://fb.me/e/26hBFswvg

Facebook: Husky National STOL – https://www.facebook.com/nationalstol

YouTube Channel: Husky National STOL Series – https://www.youtube.com/c/NationalSTOLSeries

Competition recap video: 2021Outlaw STOL – https://youtu.be/C345ux8LP-M

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Swamp Stol
HUSKY National STOL presents SWAMP STOL hosted in Jennings, LA

Schedule & Fly-In Info

The airport will remain open during the events and competitions for arrival and departure of aircraft. Numerous aircraft in the vicinity of the 3R7 airport! Please fly aware!

Thursday, March 17th

3:00pmCompetitor aircraft arrivals and camping open!

Friday, March 18th

1 pm Pilot Safety Briefing MANDATORY ATTENDANCE REQUIRED TO PRACTICE

1:30 pm Practice Open

4:00 pm Practice Closes

***REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY AT THE CLOSE OF PRACTICE ***

4:30 pm Fly-out to DI’s Cajun Restaurant (LA52 Airport) A shuttle will be available to competitors. Click HERE for menu.

7:21:58 pm – Sunset

Saturday, March 19th

9:00 am Pilot Safety Briefing
MANDATORY ATTENDANCE FOR COMPETITORS

10:00 am
Vendor Booths Open
Food Vendors Open

10:30 am
Aircraft Staging Begins

11:00 am
Competition Begins

12:45pm, after the Bush Class concludes – 1 hour Lunch Break

1:45pm
Competition Resumes

4:00 pm
Competition Concludes

*Awards Presentation following shortly after the end of competition

Saturday Evening 5pm – 8pm

Join us for a Crawfish Boil, Jambalaya & some Zydeco-Swamp Pop-Cajun-Country-Southern Rock-Styled Music by the Bernie Alan Band

RV Camping inside the airfield is reserved, and is extremely limited. Reserve your camping TODAY by clicking HERE

Please placard in your windshield that says “CAMPER” to help our volunteers route you to the correct location.

For Aircraft Camping, you will need to register prior to arrival as space is limited. REGISTER HERE

Dry / Tent Camping – Dry/Tent camping will be available as needed.

A competitor entry allows you to compete in one of our 6 aircraft classes. Click HERE to enter. All of the event rules can be found HERE.

Swamp STOL Competitor Registration
The Husky National STOL Series presents SWAMP STOL DEUX