With regrets, due to the lack of registrations and the complexity and cost associated with sponsoring a contest the decision was made to cancel the Yooper Looper 2022. We are discouraged but will be back in 2023, please watch for us and add us to your calendar.
Last year was so much fun that we're back for our second contest.
We're not as far away as you may think, see the "Distance to Contest" picture below as well as the "Lower Harbor" picture. It's a beautiful area.
Those that were here last year and enjoyed the 35+ knots across the box will be glad to know that we moved the box to allow for better marker placement and orientation based on the wind. Please see the pics below.
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.
Accommodations: The Quality Inn, 906-228-8100, select option #2 to make your reservation directly with the front desk, reference the "Yooper Looper". Rate for a double queen is $199 + tax. Located 10 miles north of the contest, near town, with a restaurant next door. The rate is good until August 18. Rooms are difficult, it's move-in weekend at NMU. Hugo stayed here last year and said it was nice.
Some have considered camping or cabins. There are numerous locations in the area, Google search or contact me for suggestions.
And....we have several local families that have volunteered to "home host" and provide transportation. Most are aviation related families and would enjoy hearing your aerobatic stories. Let us know if you would like to experience some Yooper hospitality, several enjoyed it last year.
The box will be open all day, Friday 8-26, for practice.
Please put us on your calendar and preregister. Preregistration would help eliminate some of IAC-134's 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 always welcome.