Arkanstol Ozark Backwoods Challenge 2023

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Event Date: Wed, Sep 27th, 23 - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT (10h) - Sun, Oct 1st, 23 - 1:30 PM EDT to 11:30 PM (10h)

2023 is going to be the greatest event yet!

Mark your calendars for Sept. 27th - Oct. 1st

ArkanSTOL is the largest off-airport aviation “festival” this side of the Rockies. It’s open to anyone interested in learning more about the adventure of aviation. Come spend a few days with us this Fall for an unforgettable experience!

You will have TWO chances to be awed by some of the most skilled Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) pilots in the world. This is Stick ‘n Rudder flying at its best!

The beautiful Ozark Hills and Mulberry River of Arkansas make for an incredible scene with Southern hospitality provided by Byrd’s Adventure Center and our elite corps of volunteers.

Sounds like adventure is your thing! As you know, great adventurers are always seeking to learn more. Lucky for you we have presentations from the greater aerospace and STEM community and family friendly activities for the kids along with live music to keep it fun in the evenings.

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2023 Course Rules

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Byrds Adventure Center - Camping

Nestled next to the clear blue Mulberry River in the heart of the Ozarks, Byrd’s Adventure Center is a captivating setting for all types of personalities

With four runways, canoes, kayaks, acres of trails for ATVs, and a restaurant filled with heavenly Southern food, Byrds is a premier destination for any adventure seeker!

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