Jennings Airport, 3R7,

Registration is NOW OPEN for the third annual Swamp STOL! Competitors, spectators, and campers are encouraged to join us in Jennings, LA on March 17 and 18 for a weekend of Cajun food and competitive flying. A full event schedule can be found on the Swamp STOL event page.

Pilots can register in any of our newly revised competition classes: The Unlimited Class, Rookie Class, or a Standard Class. Airplanes have been re-categorized into Touring, Bush, Adventure, and Sport Classes to increase competition and more closely align with the historic performance of each airframe throughout our previous events. Please visit our Rules section and download the PDF at the bottom of the page for a full outline of the new class structure!

If you are planning to come out and watch, save money by purchasing your tickets in advance! Spectator tickets for Saturday’s competition are $10 online and will increase to $15 on site. Friday’s practice session can be viewed FREE by anyone holding a competition ticket. Airfield camping is also available, but space is limited! Book your RV, tent, or airplane camping as soon as possible.

Finally, no National STOL event would be possible without our team of volunteers. As a volunteer, you will be part of the one of the most exciting and fasted growing sports in General Aviation. When you volunteer for one of our competitions, you get the behind-the-scenes experience;  getting up close interactions to some awesome pilots, aircraft, and amazing takeoffs and landings!  For more information, check our our Volunteer Registration page.

National STOL thanks Jennings Airport and the Jeff Davis Parish Tourism Board for their continued support of SWAMP STOL. The entire 2023 Season is made possible by the commitment and support of the following sponsorsLegend AircraftLadd Gardner Aviation InsuranceDUC Propellers USASarasota AvionicsFlying Eyes Optics and National STOL Series media partner AviNation Magazine and Rugged Radios,  the official communications partner of the National STOL Series. 

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!  For the past 3 years, Lonestar STOL also doubled as the Series Season Championship. For the first time since its inception, the Series will host their Season Championships as a stand-alone event in December, with date and location to be announced.

Other new events being introduced to the season schedule are the Isle Fly-In 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. 

A Mid-Atlantic location is currently in early planning phases. Stay tuned for 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; DUC Propellers USA; Sarasota Avionics; Flying Eyes Optics; FlightHelmet.com; Flight Outfitters; McFarlane Aviation Products/MT Propeller; Lift Aviation; AirTech Coatings; USATrailersDirect.com, the official trailer provider of National STOL; and Rugged Radios,  the official communications partner of the National STOL Series. 


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The results from the 2021 SWAMP STOL are in! All of the results are available at this download, or simple results are below. The Official results are:

Overall Winner:

Wild West Highlander
Takeoff: 53 Feet – Landing: 99 Feet – Overall: 152 Feet

Heavy Touring

PosPilot / Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Warren Grobbelaar
2William Gilstrap
3Andrew Patry
4Charlie Ross
HELIO Courier
Notables: This entire round was done with a 5-7 kt quartering tailwind, which increased landing distances.

Light Touring

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Jeff Pohl
2Kenneth Monger
3Jeffrey Abrams
4Matthew Petersen
Notables: Jeff Pohl had the shortest takeoff, but came just behind Kenneth Monger with his landing. Jeffrey Abrams, a rookie, scored in 3rd with his Cherokee 180, IMPRESSIVE!


PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Kevin Johnson
2Austin Clemens
Husky A1-C
3Shawn Francis
Husky A1-C
4David Weinstein
Husky A1
Notables: New to the series, Kevin Johnson, brought the lowest scores of the day with his super consistent takeoffs in both round 2 and 3 (107 feet both!)


PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1John Wisdom
2Mike Lemons
3Luke Spoor
4Brian Steck
5Keith Gyger
Badlands Traveller
Notables: John Wisdom had some incredible landings in the MOAC, and Brian Steck had an engine issue which pulled him out of round 2 and 3, but he was able to get on the board in the first round. Keith Gyger had remarkably similar distances to Brian Steck’s run.

Light Sport / Light Experimental

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Steve Henry
2Hal Stockman
3Joe Edward
4Jeremiah Stapleton
Zenith CH-750

Exhibition Scores (Don’t count towards the series standings)

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Keith Wall
2Jeff Womack
3Cameron Womack
Notables: We had our first father/son team complete with the Aeronca C-3. Because they competed over different days, it moved them to the exhibition class. Keith wall in the Aircam had an impressive 163 foot takeoff!