2020 Lonestar STOL, Gainesville, Texas (GLE)

March 12 – 15, 2020

2020 Full Results & Video

The 2020 Lonestar STOL Competition is available in full at the following video:

Results are available at this link.

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 GLE airport! Please fly aware!

Thursday March 12

Event Starts! Aircraft arrivals and camping setup!

Friday March 13

8:00 am – 7:00 pm Aircraft arrivals
Camping setup
Vendor Booths open
Potential Fly-Out destinations

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Contest Open Practice

6:00 pm 1 Hour STOL Safety Seminar presented by Bush Air’s “CC” Pocock!
[This is a wings accredited course! Details below]
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Cornhole Tournament starting at 7:00 pm.

Saturday March 14

8:00 am Pilot Safety Briefing, Registration Closes

8:00 am Vendor tents open
Food Vendors opening

9:30 am Staging for First Round

10:00 am – 12:00pm 1st Round Competition (Takeoff & Landings)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
Will be streamed on our website, Youtube & LiveAirshowTV
2nd Round Competition (Takeoff & Landings)
(following 2nd round) 3rd Round Competition (Takeoff & Landings)
7:00 pm – closing Evening concert and Crawfish boil (Tickets required!)
8:00 pm Raffle Drawing (throughout evening and main at 8:00pm)

Sunday March 15

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Breakfast
9:00 am Safety Briefing for Balloon Break & Spot Landing
Spot landing contest
(Only available for those who did not compete Saturday)
Balloon break contest
(Only available for those who did not compete Saturday)

Event Map


Photo Courtesy of John Young, Young Aviation



Camping begins Thursday and continues through Sunday. Whether you bring your Airplane, RV, or a tent, you can camp in our camping areas. Purchase your ticket for camping on our website. One pass is good for all weekend. If you are going to camp in a tent next to your airplane, you will need the aircraft camping pass. RV, Tent and Car camping are separate and are listed here. At the moment, there are no shower facilities available, but there will be porta-johns available.

We are pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with Fort Worth RV Rentals if you need to rent an RV. We’ve set up a 10% discount code with them, using code STOL10. Real-time availability, information and pictures are available at their website: www.fortworthrvrentals.com or they can be reached by phone #: 817-898-9822. They are also willing to deliver units and set them up, for a fee. This is a great plan if you are arriving with friends!


Hotel Information


We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, in Gainesville. The Fairfield is 3.8 miles from GLE Airport and located just off Interstate 35. The hotel is brand new with all the modern amenities and WiFi, for more information, visit their website.

The hotel has extended a group rate to anyone attending the Aviat Aircraft Lonestar STOL Competition & Fly-In. These rates are: $89 for Wednesday night, $99 for Thursday night, and $129 for Friday and Saturday nights. All rooms must be booked by March 4th, 2020, and are subject to release if not booked by March 4th. To book your room, click here or click on the image to the right.

The link will show the rate at $129 a night. Once booked, the hotel staff will manually adjust it to the above rates. If you have any questions, please call the hotel directly at: 940-580-2210


Charity Cornhole Tournament!

Cornhole is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing 16 ounce bags of corn kernels at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the board scores 1 point. Play continues until a team reaches or exceeds the score of 21.

On Friday night, join us at 7:00pm as we host a Cornhole tournament that benefits Breast Cancer research and Operation Airdrop. Thanks to our Sponsor, Bridgeport Eye Center.

Cash Prizes for Winners: 1st – $500, 2nd – $300, 3rd – $200.

There is a max entry of 64 teams. Entry costs $100 per team. Limit to 2 members per team. Payout amount will be adjusted if less than 64 teams participate.

To register, click on this link and fill out the form!


Bush Air Presents: Wings Accredited STOL Safety Seminar

Friday, March 13th at 6:00-7:00pm


We are very excited to have one of the best, “CC” Pocock join us from BUSH AIR on Friday night at 6pm! He’ll also be competing in our competitions! CC is providing a great FAA Safety Team “Wings” accredited seminar, which pilots will receive credit from the FAA for attending! These credits may help reduce insurance rates on pilots airplanes.

In this seminar Bush Air’s CC Pocock will discuss about advanced techniques and procedures for the safe operation of light aircraft during short take off and landing operations.

This 1 hour seminar will include:

  • How to explore the slow flight envelope of your aircraft at a safe altitude prior to attempting extreme STOL operations. 
  • Stall – spin accident prevention.
  • How to configure your aircraft for optimum STOL performance.
  • Short take-off, stabilized approaches and short landings.

For the FAA listing of this course, click here: https://www.faasafety.gov/WINGS/pub/accreditedactivities/accreditedActivityViewer.aspx?aaid=%2063144