• Dead Cow Lakebad (map)
  • Rainbow Rd
  • Reno, NV, 89510
  • United States

Enjoy the world's largest backcountry fly-in the the scenic desert of northern Nevada.

Join us at "Dead Cow" lakebed on Private property for camaraderie, bonfires, stargazing, a hosted BBQ, and of course backcountry flying adventures and STOL Drag racing.  

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Event Info and SignUp:

This year we are anticipating a very good turnout. In order to prepare and have actual number counts for caterers we need you to sign up. Suggested donation is $60 per person. If you would like, you can always donate more and its very much appreciated. 

Click HERE to Pay Pal ($60 suggested donation) to HSF

The fly-in includes: Dinner Saturday night with Guest Speaker John Council “Jughead” and his story about bailing out of his fighter at supersonic speeds. ALL firewood throughout the 3 days, porta-potties, etc. Sunday breakfast is also included. 

  • T-shirts will be for sale for $20
  • Hats will be for sale for $20

If you would like to pay with check/cash at the Fly-In , please still register (by email click here) so we can make sure you are accounted for.



  • We will be at Dead Cow Lakebed setting up starting on Wednesday the 19th.


  • 9:00 am - pilot breifing, Fly outs and more set up. 


  • 830am Pilot briefing
  • 9am- launch for Breakfast at BODAD then flying fun


  • 9am  STOL Briefing
  • 10:30 am STOL DRAG
  • 4:00pm Traditional STOL
  • 730 dinner - bonfire - guest speaker - awards


  • 7am breakfast then fly home

STOL Drag / STOL Registration

All competitors MUST send an email here to sign up for STOL DRAG and traditional STOL.