AKROFEST

On Behalf of IAC36,

Join us for Akrofest 2022 in beautiful Borrego Springs, California! By day, you'll fly in the world's finest aerobatic box—permanently surface-waivered, built beyond 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 "IAC Pilots 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 4 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 27:

  • 0830 to Sunset — Registration & Practice

Friday, October 28:

  • 0630 — Breakfast at The Propellor (on-field restaurant)
  • 0700 — Mandatory Pilot Briefing
  • 0800 — Flying

Saturday, October 29:

  • 0630 — Breakfast at The Propellor (on-field restaurant)
  • 0700 — Mandatory Pilot Briefing
  • 0800 — 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 21, 2020.

 

PRICING

Early Entry Fee — $265
Normal Entry Free — $285
First-Time Primary Competitors — $175

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 the Hammerhead Roundup in April, 2023!

Airport ID: 

L08

Airport Name: 

Borrego Valley

Region: 

Southwest

City: 

Borrego Springs

State: 

CA

Registration Dates: 

2022-10-27

Contest Dates: 

2022-10-28 to 2022-10-29

Supplemental / Waiver of Rules: 

- The contest will run without boundary judges. - The contest will optionally fly the 4-min Unlimited Free on Friday night.

Categories: 

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

Preregistration Deadline: 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Host Chapter: 

36

Sanctioned: 

No

Practice Periods: 

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 17:30