Short Take Off Planes Arrive in Sulphur Springs

November 3, 2023 – The Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport is ready for the Lonestar STOL competition as planes from all across the country have arrived for what should be a fantastic day of flying. Local aircraft manufacturer, American Legend Aircraft, is the sponsor of the local event which not only will bring unique and interesting aircraft into Sulphur Springs, but also will entice local spectators to come and watch the pilots compete. Admission is $20 for those 13 and over, as 12 and younger are admitted free of charge.

Competitors started arriving on Thursday, with some camping at the airport. RVs, tents, and SUVs are scattered around the tarmac of the airport, with all campsites now spoken for during the competition.

Spectators are welcome to begin arriving Saturday, November 4th at 10:00am. Helpful spectator information was provided by event organizers. “National STOL events aim to be a family friendly day out at the airport for both airplane enthusiasts and those new to general aviation! Be sure to check the weather and plan accordingly with hats, sunblock, jackets, or rain gear as necessary. Food trucks will be available, or you are welcome to bring small coolers. Camping chairs are encouraged!”

Practice sessions continue during the day on Friday, and the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport will be open Friday and Saturday, but warn pilots not involved in the competition that the airport will be operatiing PPR or Prior Permission Required rules on Saturday. This means pilots intending to fly in on Saturday should call 903-885-4911 ONE HOUR prior to arrival.

Author: Chad Young

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