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Bridging the Gap: National STOL Series Expands, Announces Washington State Event at Moses Lake Airshow 2024!

blog post Bridging the Gap: National STOL Series Expands, Announces Washington State Event at Moses Lake Airshow 2024!

Closing the Distance: National STOL Series Reaches New Heights in the Pacific Northwest

This just in, directly from the National STOL Facebook page:

"National STOL is pleased to announce a NEW addition to the 2024 schedule! We’ll be headed out to the Pacific Northwest to hold a competition as part of the Moses Lake Airshow (Moses Lake, WA) on June This will mark National STOL’s first visit to the state of Washington, and the furthest north event site in our history. The Moses Lake Airshow will be headlined by the USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team, the USMC MV-22 Osprey Demo Team, the USAF C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team, and the USAF Wings of Blue Parachute Team. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the excitement general aviation can bring to this high-flying show. Finally, save the date April for a potential final addition to the National STOL 2024 schedule! More details to come about the possibility of a Virginia event later in February".

After three full seasons, the National STOL Series is bridging a gap in the STOL community of the Pacific Northwest. While the series featured the SoCal STOL event in Tehachapi, CA, during its 2022 season, it did not return to the West Coast in 2023.

Until Tehachapi, the furthest westward the National STOL Series had ventured was Yuma, Arizona, for the Outlaw STOL event. This marks the northernmost point the series has reached since its inception, addressing a significant geographical gap in its schedule.

About National STOL:

National STOL -(Short Take Off and Landing) represents a competitive series designed for pilots across the nation to demonstrate their prowess in a sport-oriented environment. Pilots compete in one or more events throughout the year, accumulating points towards an annual National Title for top performers. While proficiency in short takeoffs and landings is typically associated with bush pilots navigating backcountry terrain, it is a skill that all aviators can and should refine, ensuring our competitions are accessible to anyone involved in general aviation.

Our vision at National STOL is simple: we introduce the excitement of general aviation to a nationwide audience, challenge pilots to better themselves, and foster the next generation of aviators. Established in 2020, our series has demonstrated continuous growth with four competitions in 2021, six in and eight in As we enter the 2024 season, National STOL plans to host ten to twelve events from coast to coast.

Along with our in person spectators and team of pilots, National STOL sets itself apart from other airshows by producing live broadcasts of many of our competitions and effectively utilizing social media to deliver the action to more viewers than ever before. National STOL’s high levels of engagement position us uniquely in the aviation and tourism communities.

For additional information about National STOL, including partnership opportunities, contact [email protected].


Written by: Anitra Goddard

Founder, STOLNation 

Chairman, SUN 'n FUN STOL

Anitra Goddard, A Trailblazer In The World Of Short Takeoff And Landing (Stol) Aviation, Is The Visionary Founder Of STOLNation. With A Rich Background In Aviation And Extensive Experience As An Events Coordinator, Anitra's Journey In The Stol Industry Is Nothing Short Of Extraordinary.
Anitra Goddard, A Trailblazer In The World Of Short Takeoff And Landing (Stol) Aviation, Is The Visionary Founder Of STOLNation. With A Rich Background In Aviation And Extensive Experience As An Events Coordinator, Anitra's Journey In The Stol Industry Is Nothing Short Of Extraordinary.