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Competitor & Pilot’s Information

Safety is the most important part of our culture. We want you to be safe. Any competitor that unnecessarily puts any attendee at risk will be disqualified and asked not to return. High alpha takeoffs or abrupt maneuvers are prohibited.

The Qualifying Rounds & The Final Rounds

See the rules attachment at the bottom of this page for all of the rules and regulations of the contest. This is just a summary.

On qualifying day, all event competitors will compete for the lowest total scores. The 6 lowest scores per class will advance to the Finals.

General Information

Takeoff Competition

The goal is to takeoff in the shortest distance. Each class will have their own group. Each pilot will be allowed multiple attempts. Score is based on the best “round” (a pair of takeoff and landing).

Landing Competition

The goal of the landing competition is to stop in the shortest distance. Each pilot will be allowed multiple attempts and each score is still based on the best round.


Whether you’re flying around your ranch, or in our competition, be prepared! We highly recommend that you wear a helmet! Grab one from your favorite supplier or athletic store! Helmets may become mandatory in future seasons.

Prizes & Trophies

At Central Florida Classic & Lonestar STOL, we awarded a cash purse of $12,500.00 to the winners along with some very cool prizes. Each winner also received some great looking trophies. Each competition is different, and each will have their own trophies, cash or prizes.

Aircraft Classes

We would like to accommodate all aircraft, but we realize that’s not possible. We have grouped the aircraft into different types. Each type may participate in the contest in the appropriate group.

  1. Classes are defined below by model and certification type. If an aircraft model is not indicated, then gross weight will be used, as defined by the aircraft’s airworthiness certificate.
  2. There must be at least two aircraft in a class for the class to compete.
  3. Gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles, rotorcraft, powered parachutes, weight-shift, and lighter-than-air craft may not compete.

Exhibition Class! (No prizes for this class)

 Any FAA certificated Single engine aircraft models as determined by gross weight over 3,600 lbs, Twin Engine Aircraft, or other aircraft that are not covered by the classes below.

Heavy Touring Class:

  • C-180, C-185, C-182, C-206, and C-210; Maule M-9-230
  • Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 2,500 lbs to 3,600 lbs.

Light Touring Class:

  • C-150, C-152, C-170, C-172, C-175, and C-177; Maule M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7; Stinson 108-2
  • Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 2,301 to 2,499 lbs.

Bush Class:

  • Citabria; Huskies; PA-12, 14, 18, and PA-22; Scout; Stinson 105; T-Craft (over 1,320 lbs); Top Cub;Tern X Cub; Tony Zorn’s Swamp Monster
  • Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 1,321 to 2,300 lbs.

 Alternate Bush/Experimental Class:

  • Mackey SQ-2; Bearhawk Patrol; Carbon Cub EX, Carbon Cub FX,; Dakota Super 18; Legend (EAB); Savage Outback Shock; Super Cruiser;  Murphy Moose; Backcountry BOSS; Bearhawk
  • Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL as Experimental with a gross weight above 1,320 lbs.

Light Experimental

  • CSport Cub S2; Rans S-7LS; Super Legend; T-Craft (1,320 lbs); Bearhawk LSA; Carbon Cub SS; Dakota Super 18-LT; Legend (ELSA); Rans (ELSA); Just Aircraft Highlander & SuperSTOL
  • Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL as Experimental as determined by a maximum gross weight up to 1,320 lbs.

Light Sport Class:

Aircraft with less than 109 horsepower, without flaps or pilot selectable lifting devices. – i.e. PA-11 / J3, AL-3, many model of Champ.

National STOL 2022 Season Rules

Download a copy: THE RULES

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