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. 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 DunnellonHotel.com 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 www.MicrotelOcala.com 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] mac.com
Anyone interested in being a sponsor please email Kevin Campbell at pitts2cflyr [at] gmail.com
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
CD: Hector Ramirez 256-651-1648
Asst CD: Pete Eslick 352-425-2490
All gliders contact Kevin Campbell 469-766-2364