You’re invited to join IAC Chapter 61 for the 45th 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.
You must pre-register no later than 16 October at the IAC website if you plan to participate. We won’t be accepting registrations (only payment) at the contest. This will allow us to have ALL of the clipboards built beforehand and establish a waiting list in case volunteers + competitors is more than 50 (usually, we have fewer than 50 total participants) which is the current limit due to COVID-19 restrictions. Complete details of the COVID-19 mitigation plan are provided in the attached pdf.
You must send a pdf of your Free forms A, B, and C to the chapter (iacchapter61 [at] gmail.com) by 16 October. We will make all the required copies, so you don’t have to worry about that!
Plan to bring a check, credit card, or PayPal account to the contest as we won’t accept cash.
If you don’t have a Twitter account, please get one (free) and follow our chapter (@IChapter61) as that is how we will be providing real-time contest info (order of flight, score results, volunteer assignments, news updates, etc.) to reduce person-to-person contact and gathering around paper taped to walls/windows.
We will make a final go/no-go decision (in case we don’t have enough judges or if the COVID-19 rules change against us) on 18 October.
Tech Inspections and Practice will be held on Friday 23 October, starting at 10:00. The contest will begin with a 7:30 briefing on Saturday, 24 October and conclude by noon on Sunday 25 October.
The banquet will not be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on indoor gatherings and social distancing requirements.
See contest layout at https://chapters.eaa.org/IAC61/SLO-Contest.
Lodging and Transportation:
Holiday Inn Express: 618-740-0913
Quality Inn and Suites: 618-548-2177
Super 8: 618-548-5882
Days Inn: 618-479-0381
Chapter members will provide shuttle service between the hotels and airport.
John Housley – Contest Director
f1race43 [at] gmail.com