5TH ANNUAL!

2018 SEP 28, 29, 30
HONDO AIRPORT KHDO

2017 Rules & Registration
work in progress, subject to change without notice, last updated September 26, 2017

 

Competitor Entry Fee - $50


Fees to the City of Hondo for the weekend
Non-Competitor/transient aircraft - $15
Recreational Vehicle - $25
Automobile - $5

Schedule of Events


Pilot's Information - Safety & Registration

Friday, Sep 29 is the STOL/Backcountry Seminar and Practice.
Saturday, Sep 30 is Traditional STOL® and Obstacle STOL® Competition day.
Sunday, Oct 1 is Flour Bombing (or rain day if needed).

Safety Rules

  1. SAFETY ALWAYS!
  2. AWOS 119.67
  3. CTAF 122.72 arrival & departure frequency.
    1. Ground frequency 122.9
    2. Roundup frequency 123.42
  4. Manage your fuel! - Maintain minimum 30-minute reserve per FAA.
  5. No steep climbs, hot-dogging, low passes, flathatting, or abrupt maneuvers on take-off or in the pattern.
  6. Pattern Altitude 500 ft AGL minimum.
  7. No hand propping of aircraft without someone at the controls and wheels chocked, or the tail tied down.
  8. Pilot license and current medical certificate (if required) must be in your possession.
  9. FAA required paperwork must be in your aircraft (AROW).
  10. Air Boss, Mini-Boss and the CAG have authority to disqualify any participant deemed unsafe.
  11. All persons flying in the STOL and/or Flour Bombing events, must attend a pre-event safety briefing. Attendance is required to participate. There will be a roster that you will need to sign.
  12. SAFETY VIOLATIONS WILL BE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

Registration

  1. Registration will be accomplished as soon as you land at the big tent. Park in the grass north of taxiway Alpha, come to the tent and register, then return to your plane and you will be taken to parking.
  2. Safety Briefing for the STOL events will be Saturday, Sep 30, 8:00am.
  3. Safety Briefing for the Flour Bombing to be determined.
  4. Saturday registration must be done before the Safety Briefing and will be at the sole discretion of the CAG or Air Boss.

 

 

Pilot's Information - STOL Classes

Rules for Classing Aircraft:

  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. Note that classes below may not necessarily accommodate all aircraft.
  3. There must be at least two aircraft in a class for the class to compete.
  4. The CAG will make all determinations, which are final.
  5. Gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles, rotorcraft, powered parachutes, weight-shift, and lighter-than-air craft may not compete.
  6. FLYING IN THE WRONG CLASS WILL BE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION

 

 

Certificated Aircraft Classes

Super Heavy Touring Class

  • Broussard; DHC-2 Beaver, DHC-3 Otter; Quest Kodiak
  • Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL models as determined by gross weight over 3,600 lbs.

Heavy Touring Class

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

Light Touring Class

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

Bush Class

  • PA-12, 14, 18, and PA-22; Stinson 105; Citabra; Huskies; Tern; Scout; Top Cub
  • Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 1,321 to 2,300 lbs.

Light Sport Class

  • Carbon Cub SS, Sport Cub S2; Rans S-7LS; Super Legend
  • Otherwise, other FAA certificated ASEL as determined by a maximum gross weight 1,320 lbs.

 

 

Experimental Aircraft Classes

Experimental Heavy Touring Class

  • Murphy Moose
  • Otherwise, other FAA licensed Experimental ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 2,500 to 3,600 lbs.

Experimental Light Touring Class

  • Backcountry BOSS; Bearhawk
  • Otherwise, other FAA licensed Experimental ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 2,301 to 2,499 lbs.

Experimental Bush Class

  • Mackey SQ-2; Backcountry Super Cub, Super Cruiser; Bearhawk Patrol; Carbon Cub EX, Carbon Cub FX; Dakota Super 18; Legend (EAB)
  • Otherwise, other FAA licensed Experimental ASEL models as determined by gross weight from 1,321 to 2,300 lbs.

Experimental Light Sport Class

  • Bearhawk LSA; Carbon Cub SS; Dakota Super 18-LT; Legend (ELSA); Rans (ELSA)
  • Otherwise, other FAA licensed Experimental ASEL as determined by a maximum gross weight 1,320 lbs.

 

 

Pilot's Information - STOL Events

General STOL Rules:

  1. Each pilot/aircraft combination will be allowed two takeoffs and landings (or cycles) in the Traditional STOL® event, and two takeoffs and landings (or cycles) in the Obstacle STOL® event.
  2. Score will be based on the best takeoff and landing cycle of each event. (i.e. either the best set of the 1st takeoff and landing, or 2nd takeoff and landing.)
  3. Only one combination of pilot/aircraft will be allowed. However pilots may fly two different aircraft and individual aircraft may be flown by two different pilots (for those wishing to have their aircraft flown two separate times).
  4. Certificated and Experimental Aircraft of the same Class will fly together, but be scored with their type (certificated or experimental).
  5. PILOTS MUST BE TUNED TO 123.42 WHEN ON DECK. Failure is grounds for disqualification.
  6. Pilots are responsible to observe sequence and be ready to follow previous group.
  7. Sequence will be announced at the Safety Briefing.

Traditional STOL®

Traditional STOL® Take-Off Rules:

  1. Taxi into position as directed by the line judge, with main gear stopped on reference line.
  2. Begin take-off roll after being given the "thumbs-up" by the line judge.
  3. Take-off distance will be measured to where the furthest of any wheel leaves the ground for the last time.

Traditional STOL® Landing Rules:

  1. Main gear tires must land on or beyond the reference line.
  2. Main gear tires touchdown prior to reference line is disqualifying.
  3. Tailwheel tire touchdown prior to reference line is NOT disqualifying.
  4. Aircraft must come to a full stop, straight ahead, and remain until judges have had a chance to measure and clear you from the runway.
  5. Landing distance will be measured from the reference line to the main gear tires once stopped.
  6. Return to staging area for second attempt.
  7. Park after second attempt.

Obstacle STOL®

Obstacle STOL® Take-Off Rules:

  1. Taxi into position as directed by the line judge, with main gear stopped on reference line.
  2. Begin take-off roll after being given the "thumbs-up" by the line judge.
  3. Take-off distance will be measured to where the furthest of any wheel leaves the ground for the last time.

Obstacle STOL® Landing Rules:

  1. Main gear tires going below the top of the pylons before they pass the pylons is disqualifying.
  2. Aircraft must come to a full stop, straight ahead, and remain until judges have had a chance to measure and clear you from the runway.
  3. Landing distance will be measured from the pylons to the main gear tires once stopped.
  4. Return to staging area for second attempt.
  5. Park after second attempt.

Pylon STOL®

Pylon STOL® Take-Off Rules:

  1. Taxi into position as directed by the line judge, with main gear stopped on reference line.
  2. Begin take-off roll after being given the "thumbs-up" by the line judge.
  3. Take-off distance will be measured to where the furthest of any wheel leaves the ground for the last time.

Pylon STOL® Landing Rules:

  1. Pylon(s) must be negotiated prior to landing.
  2. Main gear tires must land on or beyond the reference line.
  3. Main gear tires touchdown prior to reference line is disqualifying.
  4. Tailwheel tire touchdown prior to reference line is NOT disqualifying.
  5. Aircraft must come to a full stop, straight ahead, and remain until judges have had a chance to measure and clear you from the runway.
  6. Landing distance will be measured from the reference line to the main gear tires once stopped.
  7. Return to staging area for second attempt.
  8. Park after second attempt.

 

 

Pilot's Information - Flour Bombing

Flour Bombing Rules:

  1. Minimum altitude: 200 ft AGL – Altimeter settings will be provided on AWOS 119.67.
    1. Bombing below this altitude is disqualifying.
  2. Solo or team effort – your choice.
  3. Two passes only for each aircraft. Stay in the traffic pattern.
  4. Maintain runway heading during "bombing run".
  5. Each aircraft allowed two attempts. Final score is best of the two passes.

 

 

General Information

 

  1. Tie downs and chocks are your responsibility.
  2. ALL AIRCRAFT MUST BE TIED DOWN...NO EXCEPTIONS!!
  3. The CAG and DEPUTY CAG will be wearing a T-shirt with CAG and DEPUTY CAG in big letters.
  4. The AIR BOSS and MINI BOSS will be wearing Yellow T-shirts.
  5. Plane handlers will be blue vested volunteers.
  6. Food and water will be available for purchase Friday noon and evening, Saturday morning, noon, and evening, and Sunday morning at the airport.
  7. Live music Friday and Saturday night.

From Air Boss Jimmy Gist

We want to emphasize that all flying will be FAR compliant. Pattern altitude is 500' AGL (1430' MSL) minimum. Sufficient VFR fuel reserves are to be carried in the event of an emergency and loitering is necessary.

"Go Arounds" are allowed as long as no wheels touch the ground. This is not so you can make practice approaches, but rather to simulate real world STOL conditions where a go around might be required. Abusing the "Go Arounds" policy will disqualify that Takeoff/Landing cycle, determination is at the discretion of the Air Boss.

If you do not make the brief at 0800 on Saturday you will not fly. It will be up to the classes to police themselves, attend briefing, start-up, perform a sufficient warm up, and taxi down to the marshaling area in takeoff order. All competition paperwork should be turned in by Friday evening.

From the CAG Phil Whittemore - Texas STOL Roundup Camping/Parking

This year's Texas STOL Roundup is going to have a record number of competitors and spectators, weather permitting. To accommodate the large turnout we are modifying parking/camping areas as shown on the event map below.

The camping area marked in orange is for the exclusive parking of competitor aircraft. Anyone can camp under the wings of the aircraft assuming the aircraft owner gives permission to do so.

The camping area "C" marked in blue is for non-competitor/spectator aircraft staying overnight. Anyone can camp under the wings of the aircraft assuming the aircraft owner gives permission to do so.

We would all prefer to camp on the grass. Unfortunately we have neither the funds nor the persons to poison the fire ants and chiggers and prepare the grass. If you'd like to take on this responsibility next year please let us know.

The visitor/transient aircraft parking areas "B" marked in pink are for parking aircraft flying in for just the day.

Transportation between the areas during the scheduled events will be provided.

BRING YOUR OWN TIEDOWNS.
You can not leave your aircraft unattended unless it’s tied down.
BRING YOUR OWN TIEDOWNS.