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National STOL Returns to Texas for the Series Championship, Lonestar STOL

National STOL Returns to Texas for the Series Championship, Lonestar STOL
  • PublishedOctober 19, 2023






For immediate release: October 18, 2023

Contact: Karen Flanary, National STOL Series, or
Darin Hart, American Legend Aircraft, 

National STOL Returns to Texas for the Series Championship, Lonestar STOL

Sulphur Springs, TX: The National STOL Series returns to Texas for the 2023 Season Championship, Lonestar STOL, presented by American Legend Aircraft. This event, taking place November 3-4 at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport, is the culmination of a year’s worth of competition between the top STOL (short take off and landing) specialists from around the United States and Canada.

National STOL is an organized competition series for pilots nationwide to showcase their skill in a sport-like setting. As they compete at one or more events throughout the year, top finishers earn points towards an Annual Title, which will be awarded at Lonestar STOL.  While the ability to take off and land in short distances is commonly honed by bush pilots in backcountry flying, it is a skill that all pilots can and should practice, making National STOL competitions accessible to anyone involved in general aviation. Alongside the competitive aspects, the vision of National STOL is to 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, the National STOL Series has demonstrated continued growth with four competitions in 2021 and six in 2022. As we prepare to write the final chapter in the 2023 season, we celebrate a record high eight events from coast to coast, and a team of the most impressive, highly-skilled pilots and aircraft we’ve ever seen,” states Tom Wolf, founding member of the National STOL Series. “We are excited to once again return to Texas for our National Championship, Lonestar STOL. Our continued partnership with American Legend Aircraft, and the opportunity to bring the National Finals to their home in the community of Sulphur Springs, bodes well for making this the largest event to date.”

Those wishing to come out to the airport to experience Lonestar STOL in person can find full event information at Friday’s competitor practice begins at noon and is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the competition on Saturday, which will begin at 10am. Local food trucks and vendors will be in attendance on Saturday, and children 12 and under attend free. 

For more on the National STOL series, visit or check out @nationalstol on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. To learn more about the presenting sponsor, American Legend Aircraft, visit

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Kat Stovall

Kat was born in Dallas, Tx but is an East Texan through and through. She graduated from Rains High School went on to earn her BFA in Design Communication in 2015 and has recently began working towards her Master’s in Business Marketing. She recently moved to the Miller Grove area to lay down roots with her fiancé, son, and their pack of animals. With 12 years working in the design and marketing industry, Kat has worn many hats. This has helped her to experience first-hand the importance of branding, marketing, and having a great website to a business’ success. Her true passion is helping startups and small businesses turn their dreams into a reality. This energy and vision encouraged Kat to start her own business, De La Grove Agency, a boutique creative agency that offers branding, web design and marketing services. When she’s not working, you’ll most likely find her doing home renovations, road tripping somewhere, hunting for vintage finds or binge watching a new show.