You’re invited to join IAC Chapter 61 for the 44th consecutive running (longest in IAC history) of the Giles Henderson Memorial Challenge (formerly known as the Salem Illinois Regional Aerobatic Contest). The event will be held at the Salem Leckrone airport (SLO) and will include Primary through Unlimited power categories. Spectators and especially children are welcome at no charge.
Registration and practice will be held on Thursday, 16 May and Friday 17 May, starting at 10:00. The contest will begin with a 7:30 briefing on Saturday, 18 May and conclude by noon on Sunday 19 May.
The banquet will be held Saturday evening at the Elks Lodge (315 North Broadway, Salem, IL, 62881).
See contest layout at http://www.iac61.eaachapter.org/slocontest.htm.
Lodging and Transportation:
Holiday Inn Express has reserved a block of rooms for us for $76 per night plus tax (suite upgrades are an additional $20 per night). This includes breakfast, which will start at 6AM in order to accommodate our contest schedule. Reservations can be made by:
- Calling 1-888-HOLIDAY and referring to group code SLO
- Calling the hotel at 618-740-0913 and referring to group code SLO or the group name (Aerobatic Club 44th Annual SLO Contest)
- Using this booking link: Holiday Inn Express
There is no charge for cancellations within 24 hours of the reservation date. Reservations must be made by 18 April 2019. After this date, any remaining block rooms will be released and reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.
2 of the 15 rooms have already been booked, so make your reservations now in order to get the best deal in Salem!
If you can’t get into the Holiday Inn, these local hotels are also available:
Quality Inn and Suites: 618-548-2177
Super 8: 618-548-5882
Guest House Inn: 618-548-4212
Chapter members will provide shuttle service between the hotels and airport.
Entry fees for competitors (includes banquet):
Sportsman – Unlimited: $130
Hangar: $10/night per aircraft
Additional banquet tickets: $20
Salem Leckrone Airport (SLO)
1100 Airport Road
Salem, Illinois 62881
Kevin Kegin – Contest Director
kevinkegin52 [at] gmail.com
John Housley – Chapter 61 President
Iacchapter61 [at] gmail.com
Contact Kevin Kegin, Contest Director, at kevinkegin52 [at] gmail.com or John Housley, Chapter President, at iacchapter61 [at] gmail.com