Coalinga Western Showdown

Chapter 38 welcomes everyone to the Coalinga Western Showdown at the one and only New Coalinga airport (C80)! We have room rates available for Harris Ranch and Best Western for $140 and $114 respectively. Call and use the group code "IAC Chapter 38" for either to receive your discounted rate!

If you're new to contest flying, the IAC or Chapter 38, or just have questions in general, please reach out. We're here to help and make this an amazing experience!


Thursday, May 30:

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

Friday, May 31:

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

Saturday, June 1:

  • 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: $190 (banquet included)
  • Sportsman through Unlimited Registration: $265 (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 Coalinga's "busy" season. We have a group rate if you want to stay at Harris Ranch  which is "2TA1DR" (named "IAC Chapter 38") and is where the banquet is held. 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.
  • Best Western Plus Coalinga Inn, 1786 Jayne Ave, 559 934-0101.
  • 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. We're quite the friendly bunch and many bring vehicles. We've yet to ever leave a fellow aviator or enthusiast at the airport.

Airport ID: 


Airport Name: 

New Coalinga







Registration Dates: 


Contest Dates: 

2019-05-31 to 2019-06-01

Supplemental / Waiver of Rules: 

Request to waive boundary judges for this competition. Terrain and conditions are prohibitive for transportation to the corners.

Email Unknowns to:


Power Sportsman
Power Intermediate
Power Advanced
Power Unlimited

Contest Fees: 




Preregistration Deadline: 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Host Chapter: