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Hammerfest Contest was fun!!

Thanks to Chapter 24 members who made it to Hammerfest and to the Austin chapter for hosting it!!  Chapter 24 members performed well and came home with some great trophies! Primary: 3rd-Jaret Burgess 5th-Mark Waggoner Sportsman 1st-Mike Hoy 2nd-Jeff Cain 4th-David Valaer 5th-Bo Kalabus 7th-DR Bales Intermediate 2nd-Erick McDaniel 6th-Jay Hanson 7th-Tom Rhodes Advanced 2nd-Julia

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Hammerfest Contest Update!

To our new Hammerfesters, welcome! Registration is closed now so our little family should be complete. First of all…thanks to all of you for the outstanding display of enthusiasm to this point.  The turn-out is quite impressive.  This is literally three times our usual participation! To those of you who registered over the past weekend

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Hammerfest Contest Update! Llano (KAQO) Aug 17th

Greetings again Hammerfesters, I have gotten some questions and I figured if one person was willing to ask several others were likely confused, so here is some clarification… Q:  Do I need a hotel for Saturday night since Sunday is a weather back-up day? A:  Totally up to you but odds are good that you

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Hammerfest Contest in Llano, TX (KAQO) October 15-17

Just a reminder from Doug Jenkins the Contest Director…. The time for Hammerfest is quickly approaching and, in a normal year, that would be no big deal.  As you have probably noticed this is most assuredly NOT a normal year. In any other year we would simply have the contest and assume that everyone would

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Hammerfest Contest in Llano Hotel Rooms

Let me know if you plan to go to Hammerfest in Llano.  I will try to book some rooms at the same hotel for Chapter 24. The Best Western in Llano seems to be the best choice to stay in Llano at this time unless you want to stay in a B&B.  Your choice.  Looks

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Ben Lowell Aerial Confrontation, August 27th-30th, Sterling CO (KSTK)

After a successful contest a couple of weeks ago (the first for the season in the nation), Chapter 12 is progressing with plans for the next – Ben Lowell Aerial Confrontation! Ben Lowell will take place at Sterling Municipal Airport  (KSTK) on August 29-30 (practice day August 28). We already have over 20 pilots pre-registered

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Hammerfest Contest in Llano, October 15-17 (KAQO)

Hammerfest 2020 is a go!  We have gone to school on best practices and discussed it as a Chapter and feel that we can hold a fun and safe contest. Obviously we are not in possession of any crystal balls or precognitive ability so we are still unable to predict the future and we recognize

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First Contest of the season was the High Planes Hotpoxia Fest!

IAC Chapter 12 broke the contest dry spell and opened up the possibility that the 2020 Regional Series might still be possible when they hosted the Contest July 17-19th. It still remains to be seen how the COVID-19 guidelines will affect the rest of the season. Because participants in each Region must fly in at

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US National Aerobatic Championship is Cancelled

After much research, debate, and discussion with City of Salina officials and EAA leadership, the IAC Board of Directors has determined that it will be in the best interest of the safety of all who attend our U.S. Nationals that our premier event is cancelled for 2020. We regret having this decision to make and

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