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October 30th - November 1st, 2014 Morganton (KMRN)

Blue Ridge Hammerfest

October 30th - November 1st, 2014

See the gallery of photos from the last years event by clicking HERE.


The Carolinas IAC Chapter 19 will host the 2014 Blue Ridge Hammerfest  October 30th-November 1st, 2014 at the Morganton Airport  in Morganton NC.  The contest will be for Primary through Unlimited categories.

Practice and registration will take place on Thursday, Oct 30th. The contest takes place on Friday and Saturday, Oct 30th and November 1st, with Sunday, Nov 2nd reserved as a rain day.   The box will be open prior to the contest for practice on Thursday, October 30th after completion of TECH inspections. Practice slot signup available after arrival.

Please pre-register using the IAC's online registration site:   Link to IAC Contest Registration Site

Contest Personnel:

Contest Director: Brandon NeSmith
Chief Judge:  TBD
Contest Coordinator: TBD

Registrar: TBD

Scorer: TBD

Technical Inspector: TBD

Safety Coordinator: TBD

Starter: TBD
Jury & Judges: TBD

Fees:  
Primary:
 $90
Sportsman: $100
Intermediate: $110
Advanced: $120
Unlimited: $120
Hangar:  $10 per nite

Saturday Banquet  

Contest Schedule: 
(Thursday)  Box Open for Practice - Noon-6:00pm

(Thursday)  Pilot Registration

(Friday)  8:30am Practice Signup  

(Friday) Noon Mandatory Briefing

(Friday)  Contest Noon until 6pm

(Friday) Banquet 7 PM

(Saturday)  8am-6pm Contest

(Saturday)  Awards after contest

(Sunday)  8am-noon Contest rain day, then clean up 

Late Registration: on Friday morning for late arrivals between 8am-10am is also possible, but contact the Assistant Contest Director,  Brandon NeSmith  828-719-0391 [email protected]   if you will be a late arrival.

Lodging: All hotels are located  in City of Morgnaton and Lenoir and very convenient

Rental Car:  Enterprise

Meals and Banquet:  Details provided prior to contest

Technical Inspection (all aircraft and pilots are required to pass the technical inspection prior to practice and competition):


Checklist for the aircraft (see official IAC form for complete list) :
__Current airworthiness certificate
__Current registration
__Operating limitations (copy OK)
__Weight & balance
__Proof of aircraft current insurance, $1,000,000 liability minimum (copy OK)
__Proof of current annual inspection (copy OK) 
__Functional radio
__Parachute & packing log current

Checklist for the pilot (see official IAC form for complete list) :
__Pilot certificate
__Current medical certificate
__Photo ID
__Current flight review sign off (copy OK)
__Current IAC membership card (can join at the contest)
__FAI sporting license (required for Unlimited only)
__Free program (7 copies A, plus 16 copies of B and C)