This will be the first ever Yooper Looper, the T-shirt will be a collector's item. We had to cancel last year but we are ready for this season.
We're not as far away as some may think, see the "Distance to Contest" picture below as well as the "Lower Harbor" picture. It's a beautiful area to fly.
Our community is also ready with free hangar, discounted fuel, ground transportation, extremely supportive tower and airport management, amazing Boreal FBO support, media coverage, and more.
For our Canadian friends, although SAW is named "International" there is no Customs available, please don't let that deter you.
Ramada Inn (www.ramadamarquette.com) is in Marquette and a 3/4 mile walk/jog to Lake Superior with many points of interest on the way. The reservation details/rates are being worked out and will be added when they are available.
Some have considered camping or cabins. Rippling River Resort (www.ripplingriverresort.com) is 8 miles north of the contest and offers everything from "luxury" cabins (keep in mind this is the UP) to tent sites. The resort has exceptional amenities. It's new and those that have stayed there raved about it.
We will also attempt to accomodate some home hosting if there is interest.
Please put us on your calendar and preregister. Preregistration would help eliminate some of IAC-134's first contest jitters and allow us to plan.
Contact Roger at bentlage [at] tds.net or 906-250-3231 cell/text with questions or suggestions.
Suggestions are welcome, this is our first contest.