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September 28 @ 6:00 am - October 2 @ 8:00 pm
Registration Now Open!
The Ozark Backwoods Challenge is an entirely unique experience. Inspired by the challenging terrain of the Arkansas Ozarks, this competition tests not only a pilot’s skill but demands extreme knowledge of equipment and unparalleled judgment. The terrain involves actual backwoods flying while adding the exciting elements of time trials with unpredictable river valley winds. All of these aspects combine to make this experience more complex than your average STOL competition!
This event will be set deep in the Ozarks at the legendary Byrd’s Adventure Center on September 28th – Oct. 2rd, 2022.
A timed STOL event requiring the participant to depart the main runway, land at three other designated runways, & return to the landing point.
Not only will The Challenge test the skills of some of the best pilots and their aircraft, but it also provides the opportunity to exchange their tips, tricks, & knowledge of backwoods flying. Add to it the location in the heart of the beautiful Ozarks, you won’t find a more beautiful or demanding flying venue.
The competition will be divided into three (3) classes defined by gross weight:
Light Sport (up to 1,320 lbs) • Bush (1,321 lbs – 2,300 lbs) • Touring (2,301 lbs & above or 4 place)
NEW FOR 2022!
We have updated our course incorporating a brand new runway and new challenges!
- Winners will be determined with a composite scoring system utilizing components of time and backcountry flying precision
- Qualifying will be held on the River Runway utilizing a new format. More details will be communicated…be on the lookout for this exciting addition!
- The full ArkanSTOL course will not be available for practice prior to the official practice day
Aviat Aircraft is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2022 Ozark Backwoods Challenge!
For all the details of the event visit their website.