• BACFest 2014 - Sept. 17-21 Portland Oregon



    BAC
    Fest Portland – September 17-21, 2014

    Pearson Airfield in Vancouver, Washington, right across the river from PDX. This is the oldest operating airport in the United States and it happens to be surrounded by a national historic site, Fort Vancouver and our fly-in will be held right in the midst of it. There will be plenty of things to do while you are here, for pilots, spouses, kids; the whole family, from education, historic sites,
    airplanes, shopping, dining, wineries, breweries, airplanes, it's gonna be a blast! For those planning to fly-in, no landing or tie-down fees, enjoy the casual atmosphere of a Pacific Northwest GA airport! Car rental (If landing at Pearson) Enterprise Rent-A-Car is available within close proximity to the field with free pick-up and drop-off. Airport shuttles, limousines and taxi cabs can all be easily arranged as well. ?Enterprise Rent-A-Car?, 7503 E Mill Plain Blvd. 360-750-1111 Airport Information : No landing fees and tie-down fees, Pattern Operations ?Pearson Field is Class D airspace administered by Portland Tower. Downtown Hilton Vancouver - $119 / night – includes breakfast. Link to registration: closed as of August.Please call the hotel directly, and ask to be transferred to the reservations department. Mrs. Rickie Derrey is head of the reservations at the hotel. Advise that you would like some of the Beech Aero Clubs remaining rooms that are discounted .If there is a problem contact Jon Krane or John Persinger. The hotel’s direct line is +1 360 993 4500. Local Restaurants Several within walking distance of the National Site and Pearson Airfield
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Arrival/Travel Day?- We will be in charge of getting ourselves over to the Hilton hotel in Vancouver.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 Excursion Day to include Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (included with registration)

    1100 am Lunch @ Hotel
    1130-1145 Cat herding ( Maybe mouse herding)in parking lot of 7 vehicle motorcade
    1145 Depart for Evergreen Museum
    1 Pm arrival at museum (visit and explore the Spruce Goose)
    2 PM admission to movie D-Day
    315pm Guided tour of Museum
    5PM depart museum and head for Hotel


    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Breakfast @ Hilton


    9 am-945 am tour of Pearson Field Education Center (PFEC) and Aviation Museum–
    Vancouver’s local aviation education center located right on Pearson Field. Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, and collections on display. Experience the Golden Age of Aviation at the first airport in the Pacific Northwest and one of the oldest continuously operating airfields in the country.

    945-am -1130am : BEECH AERO CLUB meet and greet with vendors, products specific to the Musketeer line ,parts sourcing, flight characteristics, website search help and ways to take the club to the next level. (bring a notebook with questions and ideas and you will be heard)

    1130am -1230pm Lunch provided (TBD)

    1230 pm - 330 pm Hangar work with a practical walk around and question answer on the parts manual, donuts, Electrical systems, power plants, oil changes and some of the things to look for on our type A/C

    330 pm -4 pm demonstration and walk around of a restored AT6 Texan

    4 pm Drawing for the 1/2 hour flight in the AT6 ( compliments of Aircraft and Marine Insurance)

    5pm Depart hotel via Custom Coach Bus for * FRONTIER FRIDAY NIGHT @ Hillsboro Airport
    Beech Aero Club members and Guests will enjoy reserved seating and a amazing night aerobatic show with one of the best fireworks shows in Oregon.


    Frontier Friday Night, September 19


    National Anthem
    Renny Price & Hammerhead Aerobatics
    Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car
    Vicky Benzing Aerosport
    U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II
    Sean D. Tucker & Team Oracle
    Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car
    U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
    Team Rocket Aerobatics
    Fireworks presented by ATG and Homeland
    ates open at 5:30pm, pre-Sunset performances will begin at 6:30pm and ends at approximately 10pm. Ground Entertainment will feature static displays, the popular KidZone and Military Village.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nCmp-1DH0A





    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    1pm Lunch is served for all Members and guests ( location Vancouver Hilton)


    1:30 Pm to 4 Pm
    Beech Aero Club annual Membership Meeting (location Vancouver Hilton )

    Topics of discussion to include a special Power Point Presentation by our own Gene Nora Jessen .She will have her new book on hand along with "The Fabulous Flight of the Three Musketeers: A rollicking airplane adventure with a few thrills"

    Also we will discuss the current issues and updates with what is going on with BAC and also field questions and suggestions .





    6:45pm Boarding begins for our private chartered Dinner cruise aboard the Crystal Dolphin (cruise time from 7-9:30pm )Food ,prizes ,announcements, music , etc... Topics of discussion to include special Power Point Presentation by our own Gene Nora Jessen .She will have her new book on hand along with "The Fabulous Flight of the Three Musketeers: A rollicking airplane adventure with a few thrills"
    Guests during the day may go and see Portland, Vancouver Farmers Market, local attractions and restaurants. There are many things within walking distance or event local bus stops (C- Tran) to take them where they wish to go.

    Sunday,September 21, 2014 A reservation for breakfast at a local restaurant can be made. Possible Fly-out to another PNW airport for brunch for those who fly-in. Departure Attendee List Found Here http://www.beechaeroclub.org/showthr...ll=1#post67109
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. Unclerap's Avatar
      Unclerap -
      Jon:
      Charlotte and I are in. Thanks for volunteering.

      Rap
    1. Daddo2's Avatar
      Daddo2 -
      Count me in! Myself and 1 guest flying up from San Luis Obispo
    1. paxflyer's Avatar
      paxflyer -
      Two adults and two 9-year olds flying in. Should be fun.

      Thanks, James
    1. WeiserDenisP's Avatar
      WeiserDenisP -
      Denis, Kathryn, Jim, and Val Weiser plan on flying Sierra N9357S and arriving early, probably Monday.
    1. jkrane's Avatar
      jkrane -
      Wow, this is really shaping up! Denis, are you going to need accommodations in Vancouver starting Monday?

      Hopefully tomorrow I will have a link up so everyone can make reservations with the hotel.
    1. WeiserDenisP's Avatar
      WeiserDenisP -
      I will need accommodations, but there is plenty of time yet, so don't rush on my needs. We all have vacation time lined up at work and that's the first step. Sounds like you have a great itinerary lined up and we are looking forward to seeing the northwest from the air.
    1. jkrane's Avatar
      jkrane -
      UPDATE:

      Still waiting on website link from Hilton to make reservations easier.

      You may call in now to make a reservation using the code "BAC", but the people I got on the phone had language barrier problems, maybe because I was calling after hours and reaching a remote call center.

      Ph: Hilton Vancouver - 1-360-993-4500

      I am hoping Monday they will have the reservation webpage up for us.

      Thanks!
      Jon
    1. jkrane's Avatar
      jkrane -
      Update:

      Over the weekend Hilton approved and posted our registration page:

      NOTE: Must register by August 18th to get this rate!

      Link to registration:

      http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PDXVAHH-BAC-20140917/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

      * If you are more comfortable with calling in, call the hotel directly, and ask to be transferred to the reservations department. Mrs. Rickie Derrey is head of reservations at the hotel. The hotel’s direct line is +1 360 993 4500.
    1. rgschmi's Avatar
      rgschmi -
      Looks like the $119 rooms are taken already, according to the reservations lady and the website....
    1. jkrane's Avatar
      jkrane -
      This very well might be the case, rooms are limited at the $119 price, if there are rooms available at the $139 price that is still a great deal too! Remember we get free breakfast with this and this is a usually a $189 a night hotel
    1. jkrane's Avatar
      jkrane -
      Here's the status on the $119 rate rooms:

      9/17: 119.00 sold out
      9/18: 2 rooms left at $119
      9/19: 6 rooms left at $119
      9/20: 6 rooms left at $119
    1. niechiro's Avatar
      niechiro -
      I just registered for Tuesday, 9/16 through 9/21. I as able to get the $119 rate every day except for Wednesday. However, I did have to take a room with two double beds. They put a tag on the reservation that I could have a king size room if one was available for the same price. This is consistent with what Jon said in his last post.
    1. paxflyer's Avatar
      paxflyer -
      I got my room, 19th thru 21st for the $119 rate. I used the link, worked fine.
    1. rgschmi's Avatar
      rgschmi -
      I called and got the rate reduced to $119. Even if you call the direct number, it can overflow to the call center, which is how I ended up with the $139 rate. I finally got to the contact person listed and got the rate changed.
    1. jkrane's Avatar
      jkrane -
      Glad to see everyone is getting their rooms reserved. Bob, are you saying you were able to negotiate with the reservationist on the phone?

      Anyone notice Pearson get a mention in this month's AOPA magazine? The debate continues, is it the oldest operating airfield in the U.S.? I think yes, especially since I've been there
    1. rgschmi's Avatar
      rgschmi -
      Quote Originally Posted by jkrane View Post
      Glad to see everyone is getting their rooms reserved. Bob, are you saying you were able to negotiate with the reservationist on the phone?

      Anyone notice Pearson get a mention in this month's AOPA magazine? The debate continues, is it the oldest operating airfield in the U.S.? I think yes, especially since I've been there
      Yes, I did negotiate. On my initial call I got transferred to the reservation center apparently because the Vancouver Hilton was busy, and the reservations center lady told me the $119 rooms were taken. Mike Neilson then posted he got the $119 rate except for Wednesday. I called again, got the reservation center, got transferred back to the Hilton Vancouver, got transferred to the contact lady you mentioned (sorry forgot her name), and she fixed the problem for me (got me a standard double for $119).

      I haven't checked since, but the website at that time also only listed $139 rooms.
    1. jkrane's Avatar
      jkrane -
      Quote Originally Posted by rgschmi View Post
      Yes, I did negotiate. On my initial call I got transferred to the reservation center apparently because the Vancouver Hilton was busy, and the reservations center lady told me the $119 rooms were taken. Mike Neilson then posted he got the $119 rate except for Wednesday. I called again, got the reservation center, got transferred back to the Hilton Vancouver, got transferred to the contact lady you mentioned (sorry forgot her name), and she fixed the problem for me (got me a standard double for $119).

      I haven't checked since, but the website at that time also only listed $139 rooms.
      Thanks for the heads-up Bob!

      More than half of the rooms are now reserved, so if you are considering coming to BACFest don't hesitate to get your room.

      In the news... Anyone see in AOPA Pilot magazine this month? Looks like there is some debate about the hosting airfield for BACFest and if it really is the oldest operating airfield in the U.S:

      http://www.cityofvancouver.us/ourcit...oldest-airport

      The actual article:

      http://www.cityofvancouver.us/sites/...t_may_2014.pdf

      What is this College Park they speak of, anyone fly-in there ever? I was reassured by Laureano Mier that Pearson Airfield is the oldest, he will be explaining all of this to us at BACFest.

      I hope we all get up flying real soon for a fun and safe flight!
    1. JOHNNYXRAY's Avatar
      JOHNNYXRAY -
      Early Registration - Pay by September 1st, 2014

      $85 for all (members will receive Coin and BACfest 2014 shirt)


      After September 1st, 2014
      $100 for everyone members (members will receive coin )



      Registration Questions –

      1)Which dates are you attending BACFest?

      2) If you are arriving Wednesday, do you plan to attend the historic Fort tour?

      3) Are you going to join us for the fly-out/drive-out to McMinnville on Thursday?

      4) Do you plan to attend all maintenance clinics Friday?

      5) Do you have any food allergies?

      6) Are you planning to fly-in to Pearson, if so what is your N-number?

      7) If you are flying in to KPDX, what is your commercial flight information?

      Are you renting a car for the duration of the event? (this is to figure out the possibility of renting a van for the club)

      9) Need shirt size extra shirts are available @ 15.00 each to be picked up @ event.


      Prizes -

      1st prize -Reimburse dream flight up to $1000 (all attendees )They get fuel, hotel, dinner reimbursed up to $1000 dollars upon turning in receipts with pictures ,and substantial article (We can help with the story but we need cooperation.)

      2nd prize - GoPro or Garmin 1080p video camera

      3rd prize -Flight in AT-6 (if bad weather, we will do a $150 fuel card )(prize donated by Aircraft and Marine Insurance)

      To register


      email jp@getxray.com with Name and how many attendees. I will email a questionnaire and PayPal invoice.


      Thanks John Persinger

      Attendee List * indicates pay pal invoice sent # = Paid
      1. Brad Mitchell
      3 .Jack and Robin Becker -BAC style
      5 .Charlotte & Rap McBurney
      6. John Persinger
      7. Mark Hoskins
      -BAC style
      9 . Margie and Tom Corcoran
      13. James Brocksmith and Family BAC style
      14. Bob Prange
      15. Bob Schmidt
      17. Mick and guest Bac Style Saturday

      21 .Kathryn, Val, Denis and Jim Weiser -- BAC Style
      23. Linda and Mike Nielsen
      24. Jeff Knight.
      25. Marty Vanover -- BAC style
      26. S#$%scoe -- commercial # ( I can say who this is but I would have to delete)
      27. John Redmon
      28. Mark Gooderum
      29. Joel Krane -BAC style
      30. Jon Krane -BAC style
      34. Vivianne and Norris Hibbler and family
      35. David Stevens BAC Style
      36. Michael Dunlevie BAC style
      37. Gene Nora Jessen
      38. Chris Nowak
      40. Eric and Hilary Miller
      41.Clif Pierschbacher BAC style N6717V
      43. John Foster and Karen O'loughlin * BAC style


    1. vanhook's Avatar
      vanhook -
      Maybe I' missed something earlier.

      Please explain the General Assembly International online attendees reference.
    1. j_w_bruce's Avatar
      j_w_bruce -
      I explained it over on the forum. It's registration to attend the 'annual meeting' by video conference and shirt for any members who wish to participate but can't make it 'in person'
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