Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Hosts Competition
The Husky National Sodbuster STOL Short Takeoff & Landing Competition Series Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport featured almost 30 aircraft.
"We were excited to bring this event to a larger airport," said Tom Flanary, Husky National STOL Series co-owner. We sold out Milaca two years ago, but we needed a bigger field." Five-hundred spectators watched the 2021 competition.
In 2019, Milaca's annual August aviation celebration added the event, which tests pilots' skills during two critical phases of flight: Takeoff and landing.
Pilots land and take off as slowly and accur...