Snowbird Classic

Make plans now to attend the first contest of the year. Hosted by Chapter 89 Leeward Air Ranch, the contest will be held at Marion County Airport (X35) in Dunnellon, FL. The box will be open for practice beginning Monday, April 2nd. Registration will be open beginning Wednesday afternoon, April 4th. 

Anyone planning to compete, please fill out and email this form to the registrar, Liza Weaver.


It would be extremely helpful to her to have this ahead of time. If you're unable to email the completed form to her then give her the following information:


    IAC number

    what category you will be flying


    email address

    cell phone number


For any of you that can fill out the form and email it, please note that the very first line at the top of the form is the contest name, not your name. The contest name is Snowbird Classic.


Please email the form or the information to Liza Weaver at

liza-weaver [at]

Contest dates are Thursday, April 5th through Saturday, April 7th. All categories power and glider will be flown. Any glider competitors please contact Kevin Campbell at 469-766-2364. Registration fees are $125 for Primary and $150 for all other categories. The registration fee includes lunch on Friday and Saturday. There will be a mandatory briefing for Advanced and Unlimited pilots at noon on Thursday, April 5th. Advanced and Unlimited will fly the Known on Thursday afternoon. There will be a mandatory briefing for pilots of ALL CATEGORIES at 8:00am on Friday, April 6th. 


Hotel reservations can be made with The Comfort Suites in Dunnellon (7 miles from Marion County Airport). The pilot rate is $97/night. You must show your pilot license to get this rate. Free high-speed Wi-Fi internet and a complimentary hot breakfast. Call 352-533-5234 or visit to make a reservation. 


Hotel reservations can also be made with the Microtel Inn & Suites in Ocala (15 miles from Marion County Airport). A single with one queen bed is $85/night. A double with two queen beds is $90/night. A suite with a queen bed is $103/per night. Please mention IAC. All rooms have free high-speed Wi-Fi internet. Complimentary breakfast. Call 352-307-1166 or visit to make a reservation. Cutoff date is March 12th, so make your reservation early to secure your room. 


Rental cars are available at the Ocala airport (OCF). Call Avis 352-237-2714 or Enterprise 352-861-2528. Banquet will be Saturday evening at the airport after all flying is done. There is plenty of hangar space available on a first come, first serve basis. 


A Pitts S2B will be available for rental during the competition and practice. $100 per flight - competition or practice (limited to 30 minutes). Includes fuel and parachute.

Solo qualifications:  750 TT, 250 tail wheel,  25 M&M - plus check out by Rocky or Walt.

If not qualified for solo, bring a qualified safety pilot or work something out with Rocky.

Call or email Walt Driggers for questions concerning rental. wdriggers [at]



Anyone interested in being a sponsor please email Kevin Campbell at pitts2cflyr [at] 



For any other questions about the contest feel free to call us. 


We hope to see you there!

Hector Ramirez, CD  256-651-1648

Pete Eslick, Asst. CD  352-425-2490

Airport ID: 


Airport Name: 

Marion County Airport

Contact Info: 

CD:  Hector Ramirez   256-651-1648

Asst CD:  Pete Eslick   352-425-2490

All gliders contact Kevin Campbell   469-766-2364







Registration Dates: 

2018-04-02 to 2018-04-05

Contest Dates: 

2018-04-05 to 2018-04-07

Supplemental / Waiver of Rules: 

three boundaries covered, no back boundary, no deadline

Email Unknowns to:


Power Sportsman
Power Intermediate
Power Advanced
Power Unlimited
Glider Sportsman
Glider Intermediate
Glider Advanced
Glider Unlimited
Four Minute Free

Contest Fees: 
















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