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STOL Drag


STOL DRAG

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STOL Drag


STOL DRAG

 

What is STOL Drag?

STOL Drag Creator / Mastermind of Concept Kevin Quinn at the 2013 High Sierra Fly-In

STOL Drag Creator / Mastermind of Concept Kevin Quinn at the 2013 High Sierra Fly-In

 

STOL DRAG™ Racing Invitational League

STOL Drag Racing takes a traditional STOL (Short TakeOff / Landing) competition to the next level. It is extremely spectator friendly and it challenges the pilots like never before. This TOP FUEL DRAG Racing, Airplane style.

Pilots fly a designated straightaway (length can vary depending on location) DOWN and BACK in a drag racing format side by side. The race brings out the emotions of the pilots and spectators alike creating an exhilarating spectacle to watch. With smoke and/or dust depending on the venue, you have an eye catching race leaving you with an overwhelming feeling of “That was good! Wow!”

RULES:

  • Pilots fly a designated track straight down, land on or after a marked line. 

  • They must come to a complete stop prior to turning around. 

  • Next they perform (with wheels on the ground) a 180 degree turn and give it all they have flying back down the same flight path only to touch down at the starting point (on or after the marked line again). 

  • The first pilot that comes to a complete stop wins. Simple. 

SAFETY:

For the safety application of the race, pilots must land and stop on heading at both ends

Officials are also at both ends for line judging. A flagger is assigned to each lane for the complete stop check. 

 The fastest airplane (determined in qualifying or preheats) gets lane choice. 

In the event winds are to strong in a certain direction (downwind) the STOL DRAG turns into a one direction race creating an all out drag race one way. 

All pilots can be FAST certified and can very easily be 141 STOL Course certified. TAC AERO (Hood River) has this already set up with the FAA.

All pilots must hold valid insurance, be current with their medical/BFR requirements and have annual aircraft maintenance compliance current.

All pilots MUST have previous race history and must qualify in the desert prior to flying at any airshow

SCORING: 

  • DQ occurs if pilots do not come to a complete stop prior to turn around at the halfway mark.

  • DQ occurs if pilot lands prior to any line. They must land the MAIN tires on or after the line.  

  • DQ occurs if pilot flies out of his or her lane

 

STOL Drag Explanation:

STOL Drag Action:

 

Current STOL Drag World Champion Mike Patey in Draco

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