Coalinga Western Showdown

Update: As with any contest there is a probability that our partners from the FAA will show up to ensure we're flying safe and responsibly. We've been informed that this is very likely at this contest in particular and, to ensure everyone is prepared, we want to remind everyone of the checklist of items that must be present and/or in proper order to fly. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Chapter 38 welcomes everyone to the Coalinga Western Showdown at the one and only New Coalinga airport (C80)! For those of you wishing to pre-register for this contest you might've noticed that the ACRS system is currently undergoing a facelift, so to bypass this please email Brennon York directly at the email listed below with the relevant information. If you're new to contest flying, the IAC or Chapter 38, or just have questions in general, please reach out for those as well. We're here to help and make this an amazing experience!

Reservations are filling up fast so make sure, if you want to stay at Harris Ranch, to book your hotel rooms now. The group code is 2T701G/IAC Chapter 38 and you will need to call for the group rate to apply (it doesn't work with online reservations).


Thursday, May 31:

  • Registration, Tech. Inspection, Practice
  • Box open until sundown

Friday, June 1:

  • Briefing at 0600
  • Contest Flying (Known, Free)
  • Box open until sundown

Saturday, June 2:

  • Briefing at 0600
  • Contest Flying (Unknown)
  • Awards Banquet at Harris Ranch
  • Box open until sundown

Costs (credit card accepted at the contest site):

  • Primary Registration: $185 (banquet included)
  • Sportsman through Unlimited Registration: $250 (banquet included)
  • Extra banquet tickets at Harris Ranch: $50
  • Extra box lunches: $10
  • Extra t-shirts: $15
  • Aeroshell 100 Plus oil: $10 / Quart

New Coalinga Airport (C80):

Preferred Runway: 12/30, runway 30 is RIGHT traffic

While 1/19 is open it is listed as "poor condition" and we recommend its usage only at pilot discretion and awareness.

Hangaring and Ramp Parking:

Hangaring, unlikely or very limited, first come - first served, prices TBD. Ramp parking, free and plentiful, but bring chocks and/or tie down ropes.


Self-serve credit card driven fuel island. According to Airnav, $5.80 per gallon.

Hotels, Motels, & Inns:

You are highly encouraged to make your reservations early, as the contest is during their busy season. The group rate for the block of rooms reserved at Harris Ranch is $140.00 with the group code of 2T701G/IAC Chapter 38. You will need to call for the group rate to apply (it doesn't work with online reservations). A complete listing of all available hotels is as follows:

  • Harris Ranch, 24505 West Dorris Ave, 800-942-2333.
  • Motel 6 Coalinga East, 25008 West Dorris Ave, 559-935-1536.
  • Best Western Big Country Inn, 25020 West Dorris Ave, 559-935-0866.
  • Coalinga Travelodge, 25278 West Dorris Ave, 559-935-2063.
  • Baker House B&B, 190 Mountain View Pl, 559-934-1900.
  • Royal Lodge, 800 E Elm Ave, 559-935-1664.
  • Cambridge Inn, 100 Cambridge Ave, 559- 935-1541.


Camping out at the terminal building is ok.


There is no public transportation or on-airport car rental.

Airport ID: 


Airport Name: 

New Coalinga

Contact Info: 

Brennon York, 260.705.0755, brennon.york [at]

Tom Myers, 650.799.6854, tom.myers [at]







Registration Dates: 


Contest Dates: 

2018-06-01 to 2018-06-02

Supplemental / Waiver of Rules: 

Waive all boundary judges. Terrain and soil conditions prohibit access.

Email Unknowns to:


Power Sportsman
Power Intermediate
Power Advanced
Power Unlimited
Four Minute Free

Contest Fees: 




Host Chapter: