(Photo: William Vavrek Photography)

The Peace Regional Airshow Association has outlined plans for the North Alta STOL and Show, scheduled to take place over the weekend of July 17 to 18, 2021, at Peace River Airport, CYPE, in Alberta. Founded in 1992, the not-for-profit Peace Regional Airshow Association held its most-recent event, Thunder in the Peace Air Show, in 2019.

As a competition and demonstration event, organizers explain the 2021 North Alta STOL and Show will feature a number of aspects of aircraft performance. First will be a competition, illustrating pilot and plane performance for Short Take-off and Landings. The second aspect will be a performance of several licensed aerobatic pilots with their airplanes, in aerobatic demonstrations.

The third primary part of the event will include a demonstration of a competition of airplanes in STOL drag races. The weekend event will also feature a static display of various aircraft for the public to view.

“In lieu of an airshow and in response to the need for an event of a manageable scale during unusual times like we are facing right now the PRAS committee is planning this event,” said Vicki Lefrancois, President of Peace Regional Airshow Association. “The committee will work to ensure the event is delivered in accordance with all Alberta Health regulations and will adjust our plans as we get closer to the event”

“We wanted to show another side of aircraft and pilot performance and this type of competition will showcase the skill and precision of pilots who have mastered the art of flying low and slow,” said Henry Vos, VP of Performers. “Anyone interested in participating, please contact us.”

More details of the event will be released on Peaceregionalairshow.com as they become available. STOL Pilots wanting further information and to be placed on the event’s mailing list for further information about the competition or anyone can contact organizers at info@peaceregionalairshow.com.

Highlights of the 2021 North Alta STOL and Show

• 2 day event,
• STOL competitions,
• STOL Drag race demonstration,
• Static aircraft display,
• Aerobatics demonstrations,
• Award Ceremony,
• Plans for broadcasting the event live online, and
• Low entry fee.