Hayward Air Rally

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Entry Information

Registration for the 2024 Hayward Air Rally has closed. Thank you for your interest and we hope you're able to join us next year!

Entry Requirements

The Rally is open to pilots (with at least a Sport Pilot license) of single and multi-engine piston aircraft with a minimum range of 400 miles.  Student pilots may participate as pilots if they are accompanied by an appropriately rated flight instructor.  Copilots/navigators need not be licensed, nor even a pilot, to participate.

The registration deadline is Saturday, May 11. The ordering deadline for our commemorative 60th anniversary t-shirts has passed. We ordered some extras but not all sizes are available. If you are interested, please indicate your requested sizes and we will let you know if we can fulfill it.

Jump to registration form download below

The Craneman Rally Entry Sponsorship

One of our long-time Rally participants has generously funded a sponsorship to cover the crew entry fees for a limited number of first time CFI/student teams.

Applying is simple: Just check the appropriate box on page 3 and note your flight school affiliation, if any. Do not pay any fees until contacted by the Rally Committee.

The award of this sponsorship is at the sole discretion of the Rally Committee.

2024 Entry Fees

The entry fee includes the pilot and co-pilot entry, awards banquet, access to the hospitality suite, and all the flying fun you can handle.

The entry fees for the 2024 Rally are listed below.

Pilot / Co-Pilot $200 per team
Additional passengers $80 each
T-shirt $20 each
Polo Shirt
Due to a change in our shirt vendor, polos are not available this year.

Fees may be paid by check or online using PayPal or Zelle® on our Payment page.

If you pay the entry fees online, you MUST still send in your completed entry form.


Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel reservations - this is not included in the Rally entry fees.

Hayward, CA (Friday night)

If you need a hotel in Hayward, we suggest the Hayward Home2Suites (510) 783-0825.

They are offering a group discount rate of $139/nt with a 2-day cancellation policy using the Group Code HAR or through this direct booking link. (Book by May 7)

The hotel is within reasonable walking distance to the rally parking area at Hayward Airport. Transportation to/from the hotel will be provided upon request.

Livermore, CA (Saturday night)

Our awards banquet and hospitality suite will be at the Livermore Hilton Garden Inn.

Use Group Code "HWDAIR" to get a discounted $139 rate with a 1-day cancellation policy. The discounted rate is no longer available online, but may still be obtained by calling the hotel directly at (925) 292-2000.

Transportation to/from the hotel will be provided.

Download the Registration Kit and enter the rally!

The Registration Kit contains information about the rally and the entry form.

  • Download the 2024 Registration Kit (PDF)

    The Registration Kit is a PDF file. If you don't already have it, you can get the free Adobe Reader from the Adobe website using this link: Get Acrobat Reader here, follow the instructions to install it on your computer.

  • Print the form, fill it out and mail it in with your entry fee. Alternatively, you can scan and submit your completed registration form as a PDF to the Race Registrar via email , and submit payment online via PayPal or Zelle® using the online payment page. If you pay the entry fees online, you MUST still send in your completed entry form via email or snail mail.

The entry form asks for certain information about the airplane to be flown in the Rally . If you are not certain of the correct aircraft designator and equipment suffix for your airplane - the aircraft information entered on an FAA flight plan - check the following links:

FAA Aircraft Type Designators

Aircraft Equipment Suffixes