Hammers Over Hondo

Update to the contest information with even more great news!  We have sponsors this year! Please join me in passing along most sincere thanks to the following...

Softie parachutes for donating $300

Battery Saver for donating three battery tenders

Tempest for donating a full set of massive electrode spark plugs (approximate value $400)

ICOM for donating an A25C portable comm radio (a $469 value)

MidContinent Instruments + Avionics for donating a CH93 panel mount clock/timer/USB charger/voltmeter/OAT gauge (a $699 value)

Aircraft Spruce and Sepcialty for donating 2X $50 gift certificates

Air Gizmos for donating an assortment of chocks and gust locks

Potentially more to follow.

Expect the donated items (not the $ though!) to be raffled off at the contest.  So, if you were looking for another reason to show up, here it is!

Great news aerobatic enthusiasts, Hammers Over Hondo 2023 is a go!  Chapter 107 is again hosting our contest at Hondo, Texas (KHDO). 

For those of you who participated in 2022, the outstandingly well defined box will remain unchanged!  For those of you who didn't participate last year, where were you?

Practice and registration will be on Thursday, 7 September 2023.

Contest flying will be on Friday, 8 September 2023 (all day) and Saturday, 9 September 2023 (hopefully complete by early afternoon so folks can fly home if desired).

Back-up/rain day is Sunday, 10 September 2023.

Please bring 5 copies of your Form A and 10 each of your B and C forms for your Free.  Sportsman competitors please double these numbers.

We will keep you well fed.  Plan on Pizza on Thursday night after practice, Subway for lunch on Friday and BBQ for dinner on Friday.  All will be catered at the FBO.

While not requiring pre-registration I would still ask you to pre-register or contact me so we have a good base of information to plan with.  Thanks in advance!

Hondo offers plenty of accommodations.  While there is no official contest hotel, the local options are affordable and convenient.  A quick perusal of several websites revealed the following options (in no particular order):

Hondo Inn Hotel  (830) 426-4466

Regency Inn (830) 423-2257

Executive Inn (830) 426-2535

Another option to consider, especially if you can round up a group, is this…

www.backroadstexas.net(link is external). and look for the ranchito cabin. 

There are many other Hill Country B&B options to look at as well.

Please do your research and choose the option that's best for you.

And yes, we will still have cookies! Many pilots have reported that the main reason they make it to our contest is the cookies.  They are that good.

If you have questions, or need more information, contact the CD, Doug Jenkins at bagsf15 [at] yahoo.com or phone 210-485-8025.  We look forward to seeing you in Hondo!


Airport ID
Airport Name
South Texas Regional Airport
Contest Director
Contact Info

<p>Contest Director Doug Jenkins e-mail: bagsf15@yahoo.com or phone: 210-485-8025</p>

South Central
Registration Dates
Contest Dates
Rule Deviations
This contest will run WITHOUT boundary judges IAW the 2023 IAC Rule Book.
Email Unknowns to
Volunteer Only
Power Primary
Power Sportsman
Power Intermediate
Power Advanced
Power Unlimited
Preregistration Deadline
Host Chapter
Practice Periods