7th Annual Autorotation Contest

It’s that time of year again… the 7th Annual Touchdown Autorotation Contest will be held Sunday, June 25th at the McMinnville Airport.  The event coincides with the Lions Club “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Fly-In/Drive-In.”  Breakfast is served from 0700 to noon and the Auto Rotation Contest starts at 1000. 


The competition will be judged on straight-in autos.  Scoring is based on three factors:

1.      distance from the pre-established “spot”

2.      technique

3.      slide distance

Pilots can have points subtracted from their total score depending on how much assistance is given by Jerry Trimble. Each pilot is allowed 2 full-down autorotations. 

The cost to enter is $75 which includes the helicopter rental and a $5 donation to a local charity of the pilot’s choice.


Schedule of Events:


0700    Pancakes Served

0800    $25 Helicopter Rides Begin

0930    FAA Wings Presentation – JTH Hangar

1000    Touchdown Autorotation Contest


For more information, send an email to alison@jerrytrimblehelicopters.com


Hope to see you there!