Once again I have been asked to be an official judge at this year’s Valdez STOL Fly in!
In 2017 I also was asked to be a judge for my first year!
For those who don’t know Valdez is the Daytona 500 for STOL, if you don’t understand stand that it’s like the Le Mans 24hr race of STOL.
We have a line set out and the rule is your MAIN tires must cross it, if you touch down before it you are Disqualified. Last year we allowed the tail wheel of tail draggers to touch down before it.
The winner last year was Frank Knapp 13 feet 8 inches Take-Off 10 feet 5 inches Landing
These guys train all year for Valdez.
Not only is STOL an event here, but same as flour bombing!
I competed in a gyrocopter. We were the first peolpe ever to flour bomb at Valdez in a Gyro copter
This was from last years, we expect over 500 aircraft this year! Expect some cool pictures and videos!