We’re anxious to host our third contest as part of the Mid-America Series.

Marquette is 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 to enjoy from the air.

Our community is ready with free hangar, discounted fuel, dealer loaner cars, extremely supportive tower and airport management, amazing FBO support  by Kubick Aviation Services, media coverage, and more.

For our Canadian friends, although SAW used to be named "International", now renamed Marquette/Sawyer Regional, Customs is not available, please don't let that deter you.

Transportation:  We will have dealer loaner cars plus other local transportation.  Those desiring to rent a vehicle can do so through Kubick Aviation FBO at 906-346-6440.  Vehicles will be delivered/returned to the FBO.

Accommodations:  Model Towne Inn, 906-346-7901, reference the Yooper Looper, $150/night plus tax, if 5 or more rooms are booked all will be reduced to $130/night plus tax.  There is a 48 hour cancellation policy.  This is a small husband/wife owned hotel in the town of Gwinn, about 5 miles from the airfield.  It’s simple, clean, comfortable with Continental breakfast, sauna, BBQ, etc.

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. Some are aviation related families and would enjoy hearing your aerobatic stories.  Let us know if you would like to experience some Yooper Hospitality, several have enjoyed it previously.

The box will be open all day Friday, August 2, for practice.

Ple​ase put us on your calendar and preregister. Preregistration would help eliminate some of IAC-134's contest jitters and allow us to plan.

Airport ID
Airport Name
Marquette/Sawyer Regional
Contest Director
Contact Info

Contact Roger at (bentlage@tds.net) or 906-250-3231 cell/text with questions or suggestions.
Suggestions are always welcome.

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Rule Deviations
Boundaries may not be monitored due to accessibility.
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Volunteer Only
Power Primary
Power Sportsman
Power Intermediate
Power Advanced
Power Unlimited
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Preregistration Deadline
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