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    2018 Texas STOL Roundup

    Mark your calendars, September 28, 29 & 30th for the 5th Annual Texas STOL Roundup.


    We will be back at Hondo (KHDO) and barring another hurricane we will have a couple of grass areas available for airplane camping on a first come first served basis, we will be competing off our grass runway, and spectators will have a front row seat. See the event map at the bottom of the Rules & Registration page for the specific areas. We are also working to get a crop duster to spray pesticide over the grass areas to knock back the fire ants etc.


    This year Mike Vivion will join myself, Ken Wittekiend and Paul Brown for the STOL/Backcountry Flying Seminar. Last year this was standing room only so we will move it from the training room to the hangar floor.


    The new T-shirts are available for sale at our website.


    Hope to see you there.

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    Grass Runway & Grass Camping Areas

    Grass Runway & Grass Camping Areas


    Just finished a meeting with the city of Hondo, the airport, and the Chamber of Commerce. Our Air Boss Jimmy was on site. Thought you would like to know that the grass runway that we will use in this year's competition is in excellent shape and the two areas we've secured for camping on the grass and the spectator area on the grass are all being mowed frequently.

    Here is a map of the layout we plan for this year.

    http://www.texasstolroundup.org


    https://www.facebook.com/texasstolroundup/

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    Martin Marietta- Texas STOL Roundup

    Excited to announce (and so should you be) that Martin Marietta is again a sponsor that is picking up the cost of the porte-potties at this year's event. Kind of an important component and not very glamorous. Thank you Martin Marietta.


    On another note we greatly expanded the grass camping area and I'll have a new map up shortly.

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    Expanded grass camping area

    We've modified the grass camping area. This makes the grass camping area larger then the area we had at Llano on the grass runway.

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    Bearhawk & FastSigns @ TX STOL Roundup

    Bearhawk & FastSigns @ TX STOL Roundup


    I am pleased to announce that once again Bearhawk and FastSigns are helping to bring you this years Texas STOL Roundup. Please be sure and thank them.


    http://bearhawkaircraft.com


    https://www.fastsigns.com/2146-killeen-tx

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    Rusty's Flying Service @ TX STOL Roundup

    Excited to tell you guys that our Air Boss Jimmy flew down to Hondo today to check out the progress of the grass runway and camping areas and said everything is coming along nicely.


    He then flew over to Rusty's Flying Service in hopes of enlisting them for spraying these areas before the Roundup to kill off the ants and chiggers and make camping on the grass more enjoyable. Rusty is pleased to help us. Hopefully we will get him to stop by during the Roundup, if he does please be sure and show him your appreciation for his help.


    http://www.rustysflyingservice.com

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    Grass Video @ TX STOL Roundup

    Today Jimmy flew down to check out the progress of prepping the grass strip and camping areas. He sent me a video and I thought you guys might like to see it. (Okay I added the text and music)



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    Looking good, thanks for the update. Hoping for rain just not right before the event.
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    Thanks TirolCub thanked for this post

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    STOL Aircraft Magazine @ TX STOL Roundup

    STOL Aircraft Magazine @ TX STOL Roundup


    Yep you read it right. Dennis Smith and STOL Aircraft Magazine are back in the game and for the fourth year in a row have joined us as one of our sponsors. It's great that Dennis and family are doing better and great to have STOL Aircraft Magazine back. Be sure and stop by their booth at the Roundup and give them a big thanks.

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    Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance @ TX STOL Roundup

    Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance @ TX STOL Roundup


    Excited to announce that for the fourth year in a row Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance is sponsoring the Texas STOL Roundup.


    Please consider giving Ladd at chance to quote your aircraft or hangar insurance next time you need to renew.


    Without their support and the support of our other sponsors the Texas STOL Roundup wouldn't take place.


    http://lgainsurance.com

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    Warren Aircraft @ TX STOL Roundup

    Warren Aircraft @ TX STOL Roundup


    Excited to announce that for the fifth year in a row Warren Aircraft is sponsoring the Texas STOL Roundup. Please thank them for their continued support.


    http://www.warrenaircraft.com

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    Alaska Rainbow Lodge @ TX STOL Roundup

    Alaska Rainbow Lodge @ TX STOL Roundup


    Very pleased to announce that for the third straight year Alaska Rainbow Lodge will be giving away a week long fly-out fishing trip to some lucky competitor.


    This is my third year fishing with Alaska Rainbow Lodge and they are simply the best. Be sure and give them a big thanks for supporting our event.


    http://alaskarainbowlodge.com

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    Airframes Alaska @ TX STOL Roundup

    Airframes Alaska @ TX STOL Roundup


    For the second year in a row Airframes Alaska will be donating a set of bushwheels up to and including 31" that we will give away to one lucky competitor. You must be present to win.


    Be sure and thank Airframes Alaska for their generous donation.


    http://www.airframesalaska.com/

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    Tailwind Airpark @ TX STOL Roundup


    Pleased to announce Tailwind Airpark as a sponsor of this year's Texas STOL Roundup.


    Please take the time to visit their website and thank them at the Roundup.


    https://www.tailwindairpark.com

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    Seminar Giveaways @ TX STOL Roundup

    Seminar Giveaways @ TX STOL Roundup

    Friday late morning is our STOL/Backcountry Flying Seminar. I plan on donating four copies of the excellent book Fly The Wild & Stay Alive, and four Takeoff Performance Computers to be given away during the seminar. Both of these have no equal in my humble opinion.

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    Boomerang Air/CubCrafters @ TX STOL Roundup

    Boomerang Air/CubCrafters @ TX STOL Roundup


    Pleased to announce that for the second year in a row Boomerang Air (and for the fifth year in a row CubCrafters) are sponsoring this year's Roundup. They are sponsoring the big tent, so when you are enjoying the shade be sure and thank Boomerang Air/CubCrafters.


    https://www.facebook.com/BoomerangAIR/

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    Aviat (Husky) @ TX STOL Roundup

    Aviat (Husky) @ TX STOL Roundup


    Excited to have Aviat Aircraft sponsoring the PA System and the STOL/Backcountry Flying Seminar at this year's event. Be sure and stop by and give them a big thanks.


    https://aviataircraft.com

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    Been talking to several about the STOL contest at Hondo this year. We are all looking forward to it. How is the grass looking? Hopping for great weather, fun flying and hanging out with some fun people and Kevin as well as long as you tech his airplane.
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    Thumbs down and red faced cussing emoji on that one Pierce.....also looking forward to the event and being able to camp on the lush grass

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Thumbs down and red faced cussing emoji on that one Pierce.....also looking forward to the event and being able to camp on the lush grass
    Your safe, I hear Bob and Bobby are the tech inspectors.
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    Jimmy flew down to Hondo this morning for a meeting. He said the grass runway is in impeccable shape. Grass camping areas are being kept mowed. The week of the event we will water the runway (assuming no rain) and a crop duster will spray the runway and the camping areas to knock back the crawly creatures. In other news:


    Stene Aviation @ TX STOL Roundup


    Excited to announce that Stene Aviation is sponsoring the Trophies. Please be sure and thank them when you see them.


    https://www.steneaviation.com

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