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Texas STOL Roundup comes to Norman Fly-InTexas STOL Roundup comes to Norman Fly-In

Phillips 66 Aviation to sponsor demonstrationPhillips 66 Aviation to sponsor demonstration

Watch as backcountry and national champion STOL pilots perform in the Texas STOL Roundup Flight Demonstration at the AOPA Fly-In at Norman, Oklahoma, Sept. 9. The competition, sponsored by Phillips 66 Aviation, will be sure to inspire pilots to practice their own short-field operations when they return home.

Some aircraft, like the Super Cub pictured here, are made for short takeoffs and landings. Watch as experts fly a Piper Cub, Quest Kodiak, Pilatus PC-12, and more in the Texas STOL Roundup Flight Demonstration at the AOPA Fly-In at Norman, Oklahoma, Sept. 9. Photo by Mike Fizer.

“Phillips 66 Aviation is proud to support AOPA and happy to help bring this exciting event to Norman, Oklahoma,” said Eric McMurphy, director of sales for general aviation at Phillips 66 Aviation. “The two-day event has something for every pilot, with workshops, seminars, exhibits, aircraft displays, and of course good food and good fun.”

Twelve expert-level pilots, including national champion STOL pilots and backcountry flying experts Mike Vivion and Ken Wittekiend, will demonstrate short takeoffs and landings in aircraft including a Piper Cub, Quest Kodiak, and Pilatus PC-12.  

Demonstrations will include Obstacle STOL® and a Traditional STOL® and be performed on a turf surface located in the airport infield to make it easy for spectator viewing. Aircraft flight operations will run continuously in approximately 30-second intervals.

“National interest in STOL competitions and backcountry flying has increased in recent years as evident by the popularity of events like the Texas STOL Roundup,” said Chris Eads, AOPA director of outreach and events. “AOPA is very grateful for Phillips 66 Aviation’s financial support and providing fuel and operational support for participants.”

In addition to the STOL competition, AOPA’s two-day fly-in Sept. 8 and 9 will feature in-depth workshops all day Friday and then an exhibit hall, aircraft display, and Barnstormers Party that evening. The main event kicks off Saturday with a pancake breakfast, free seminars, and more. Plus, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the National Weather Center in Norman.

AOPA Communications staff

Topics: AOPA Events, Fly in, Backcountry

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