Akrofest

On Behalf of IAC36,

Join us for Akrofest 2020 in beautiful Borrego Springs, California! By day, you'll fly in the world's finest aerobatic box—built to CIVA standards, designed to host the world championships, and practically visible from space. By night, you'll trade laughs with some of the world's finest pilots at a relaxing desert resort.

The box is right next to a 5,000-foot runway and the judging line is right next to that. No shuffling to some remote cow patty; all the action happens right at Borrego. You'll even have spectators! We invite the whole town to come watch the contest.

 

LODGING

Call the Borrego Springs Resort at (760) 767-5700 and ask for the "IAC36 Rate". Call early because it sells out! 

If no rooms are available, try Casa Del Zoro at (760) 767-0100. There are also cheap motels in town, a few minutes from the field.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Rental cars, Uber, and Lyft are usually not available. However, the Borrego Springs Resort has a free shuttle you can call on demand. It's a 5-minute ride. Some people will also have cars available. Ground transportation has never been a problem.

 

CATEGORIES

Power:

  • All 5 categories
  • Unlimited 4-minute Free (smoke oil and sound system on site.)

Glider:

  • All 5 categories
  • *Please contact the CD so we can confirm type, tow-plane status, etc.

Bottom line: if you have a thing with wings, it's welcome in Borrego.  

 

SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 8:

  • 0900 to 1600 — Registration
  • 0900 to Sunset — Practice

Friday, October 9:

  • 0630 — Breakfast at Borrego Springs Resort (free)
  • 0700 — Mandatory Pilot Briefing
  • 0830 — Flying

Saturday, October 10:

  • 0630 — Breakfast at Borrego Springs Resort (free)
  • 0700 — Mandatory Pilot Briefing
  • 0830 — Competition Flying
  • 1300(ish) — Unlimited 4-Minute Free
  • 1730 — Cocktail Hour at the Borrego Springs Resort
  • 1830 — Awards Banquet

 

PRE-REGISTRATION

Do NOT use the IAC pre-registration system. Instead, visit www.iac36.org and use the registration link that will be available on our website closer to the contest date. There is a $25 discount for early registration, which ends on October 4, 2020.

 

PRICING

Early Entry Fee — $250
Normal Entry Free — $275
First-Time Primary Competitors — $150

Includes:

  • Two breakfasts
  • Two lunches
  • Award Banquet Dinner
  • T-shirt 

 

QUESTIONS?

Email the Contest Director: bdkjones [at] gmail [dot] com

 

CAN'T MAKE IT?

That's okay, we do this twice a year! Check out our Hammerhead Roundup in April, 2021!

 

Airport ID: 

L08

Airport Name: 

Borrego Valley

Region: 

Southwest

City: 

Borrego Springs

State: 

CA

Practice/Registration Dates: 

2020-10-08

Contest Dates: 

2020-10-09 to 2020-10-10

Supplemental / Waiver of Rules: 

N/A

Email Unknowns to: 

chripczuk@gmail.com

Categories: 

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

Contest Fees: 

Price: 

$275.00

Item: 

Preregistration Deadline: 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Host Chapter: 

36

Sanctioned: 

No