WAUSAU, WIS. – The fixed base operator known for innovation in promoting aviation and flight training, John Chmiel of Wausau Flying Service, Wausau Downtown Airport (KAUW), has created a “spot landing contest” to encourage pilot proficiency, and raise money for a local charity. And unlike most spot landing contests, this contest will be held during the entire month of May 2013 between the hours of 10:30 and 11:30 AM.
Ceilings need to be a minimum of 1500 feet, and visibility 5 statute miles.
All pilots are eligible to participate. In fact, Chmiel would like to see pilots fly in from Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Des Moines, the Twin Cities, and all cities in between to participate, then land and borrow his car to go to town for lunch.
Contestants will have to perform a minimum of two landings. The closest to the mark will be used for ranking and the second landing will be used in the case of a tiebreaker. There is a minimum of (2) attempts, but pilots may enter and fly as many landings as they wish.
The $4.00 entry fee covers two (2) spot landing attempts with $2.00 going into a pot for the grand prize, and $2.00 going towards “The Neighbor’s Place” on behalf of Wausau Downtown Airport. The winner will get their name on the trophy and a cash prize! Non-perishable food items are also welcomed!
“We hope to encourage pilots from other airports to make KAUW and ‘Landings For Lunches’ a fun cross-country destination,” said Chmiel. “It’s our way to give pilots a fun excuse to go flying, and to show goodwill between the airport and the community.”
For contest rules and details, contact John Chmiel at (715) 845-3400, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.