National STOL (Short Takeoff & Landing) Competition Returns to the SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show

The Husky National STOL Series invites you to the Central Florida Classic Short TakeOff & Landing Competition (STOL), returning to the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland, FL on December 3rd and 4th.

Come out and witness STOL competitors demonstrate their impressive backcountry flying skills as they take off fast and land even faster! For a second year, the Husky National STOL Series will launch the first event of their new season, the Central Florida Classic STOL Competition, as one of the feature events at the SUN ‘n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival & Car Show.

The goal of the competition pilots is to take off and land in amazingly short distances across six classes. These distances are measured and tallied; the pilot with the shortest total distance in each division takes home the trophy. You can see the full event schedule here. Get your tickets now!

Many well-known competitive pilots within the STOL community will attend from as far away as Arkansas, California, Idaho, Minnesota & Texas to compete in one of the six classes: Heavy Touring, Light Touring, Bush Class, Experimental Bush, Light-Sport and Light Sport Experimental.

A 2-day event, qualifying begins Friday, Gates Open at 9:30, and competition starts at 11:00 am. The top five competitors move on to the finals on Saturday, at 11:00 am, and are expected to finish at 4:30 pm.

Advance Admission is $12, with children 12 and under free.

Don’t miss this event, sponsored by Husky Aviat Aircraft, American Legend Aircraft, Air-Tech Coatings, MacFarlane Aviation Products, Rugged Radios, Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance, Acme Aero, and Sarasota Avionics, and John’s 360 Coatings

More information about National STOL, along with videos, can be found on the National STOL website or Husky National STOL Facebook.

Be sure to see the most recent HIGHLIGHT VIDEO from the National STOL Series Competition.

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