2016 Coalinga Western Open Aerobatic Contest


Wed June 1st- Sat June 4th, 2016
New Coalinga, California, C80



Schedule and General Information:

Wed, June 1, Setup. Those who participate in morning setup may practice in the box Wednesday afternoon until sundown!

Thu, June 2, Registration, tech inspection, & practice. Box open until sundown.

Fri, June 3, Contest flights. Briefing at the terminal building. Box open until sundown.

Sat, June 4, Contest flights. Briefing at the terminal building. Awards banquet at Harris Ranch.


Registration: Primary, $160; Sportsman through Unlimited, $235. Includes snacks, lunches and a t-shirt.

Banquet at Harris Ranch: about $50 (TBD). Extra box lunches: about $10. Extra t-shirts: about $10.

Aeroshell 100 Plus oil: $10 per quart.

Credit card payments will be accepted at the contest site.

Web Pre-registration:


Contest Directors:

Martin Price, 510-579-3407 (c) martin@pull.gs

Tom Myers, 408-454-5367 (w) 650-328-2141 (h) 650-799-6854 (c tom.myers@stanfordalumni.org

New Coalinga Airport (C80) info:


Runway 01 uses RIGHT traffic and Runway 19 uses LEFT traffic when the box is open.

Hangars and Ramp Parking:

Hangaring, unlikely or very limited, first come - first served, prices TBD.
Ramp parking, free and plentiful, but bring chocks and/or tie down ropes.

Hotels, Motels, & Inns:

You are highly encouraged to make your reservations early, as the contest is during their busy season. We have a group rate block of rooms reserved at Harris Ranch. Group name: IAC 38. Group number: 2T03J1.
Harris Ranch, 24505 West Dorris Ave, 800-942-2333.
Motel 6 Coalinga East, 25008 West Dorris Ave, 559-935-1536.
Best Western Big Country Inn, 25020 West Dorris Ave, 559-935-0866.
Coalinga Travelodge, 25278 West Dorris Ave, 559-935-2063.
Baker House B&B, 190 Mountain View Pl, 559-934-1900.
Royal Lodge, 800 E Elm Ave, 559-935-1664.
Cambridge Inn, 100 Cambridge Ave, 559- 935-1541.


Camping out at the terminal building is ok.


Self-serve credit card driven fuel island. According to Airnav, $5.20 per gallon.


There is no public transportation or on-airport car rental.

Airport and Box: