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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NEW Locations! MORE Events! BIGGER Reach! National STOL is Expanding; Adding 7 New Event Locations to the 2023 Season Schedule!

The National STOL Series is excited to announce the 2023 Season Schedule

The 2023 season kicks off on March 18 in Jennings, Louisiana, at the 3rd Annual Swamp STOL Competition & Fly In. Known for its southern charm, Cajun flair, and great talent both in the air and on the band stage, 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.

In May, SoCal STOL moves to Flabob Airport in Jurupa Valley, California. Home to EAA Chapter One, Flababians, as the locals refer to themselves, are hosting the Series’  only West Coast event in conjunction with their 10th Annual Slow & Low Fly In.

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 National Championships. 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 Georgia STOL at Whitlock Field in Newnan, Georgia. 

A Mid-Atlantic location and an event in Nashville, Tennessee are currently in early planning phases. Stay tuned for dates and locations to be announced in the near future!

Sign up for the National STOL Newsletter on the right of this page and receive announcements for our Nashville, TN, Mid-Atlantic and National Championships event dates and locations!

The 2023 Season is made possible by the commitment and support of the following sponsors: Legend Aircraft, McFarlane Aviation Products, Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance, DUC Propellers USA, Sarasota Avionics , AviNation Magazine the media sponsor of the National STOL Series 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:

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

Heavy Touring

PosPilot / Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Warren Grobbelaar
180
289248537
2William Gilstrap
182
248430678
3Andrew Patry
182
318427745
4Charlie Ross
HELIO Courier
360409769
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
170B
170168338
2Kenneth Monger
170B
213164377
3Jeffrey Abrams
Cherokee
295363658
4Matthew Petersen
172
365372737
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!

Bush

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Kevin Johnson
Supercub
107116223
2Austin Clemens
Husky A1-C
140120260
3Shawn Francis
Husky A1-C
185250435
4David Weinstein
Husky A1
205235440
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!)

Experimental

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1John Wisdom
AL18 MOAC
125131256
2Mike Lemons
AL18 MOAC
120175295
3Luke Spoor
AL18 MOAC
132167299
4Brian Steck
AL18 MOAC
139161300
5Keith Gyger
Badlands Traveller
139198337
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
Highlander
5399152
2Hal Stockman
S-7S
8584169
3Joe Edward
AL-18
161192353
4Jeremiah Stapleton
Zenith CH-750
196306502
Notables:

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

PosPilot/Aircraft TypeWinning TakeoffWinning LandingOverall Score
1Keith Wall
Aircam
163289452
2Jeff Womack
C-3
253257510
3Cameron Womack
C-3
355DQDQ
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!