Planning for BAC Fest 2006 is almost complete. We are looking forward to a
week of fun and excitement. The place to be is KBEC, The dates are August
16-20

We should have online registration available soon but until that time here
is a list of some of the events we have planned for BAC Fest 2006 along with
Hotel information.

Thursday August 17:
Tour of the Wichita Class C Control Tower (numbers will be limited)
Presentation by Wichita FSS along with a tour of their facilities
Presentation and Tour by Bevan Rabell (aircraft repair station including
instrument repair, panel replacements, airplane maintenance) They are going
to try and get some demonstrations together of autopilots, weather
instruments etc.
Maintenance Clinic (details being worked out)
BBQ dinner


Friday August 18
Tour of the Raytheon Plant
Presentation and tour of Raytheon Flight Safety
Presentation of BAC to Alaska
Safety Presentation
Vendor displays including:
Power Flow will have their Sundowner there with the Powerflow Exhaust System
and wheel pants.
AEC will display their donuts and other mouse parts.
BAC Annual Meeting and Dinner Friday Evening

Saturday will be a day to be on your own and enjoy some of the things that
Wichita has to offer. That Morning, Powerflow will be flying their
Sundowner. Vendors will still be available for orders More time to view AEC
exhibit. The Beaumont hotel is just a short jaunt away, this snip taken from
the Be a Pilot website - Places Pilots know.
Land on Beaumont’s adjacent grass airfield and taxi the plane right into
town! Then pull up to the Beaumont Hotel, a pilot favorite for decades. It’s
open again.

This is the place for a real fly-in breakfast or lunch!
Beaumont is a real Kansas Flint Hills “tank town,” testament to which is the
AT&SF water tank still standing from the day when The Santa Fe’s steam
engines needed to re-water every 100 miles.

It’s just a half-hour or so east of Wichita

When we have the reservation site available there will be more information
on car rental for those who want to rent a car while they are here.

Our Host Hotel for this event is the Wichita Mariott. They have give us some
great rates for our event. Normal corporate rates are $144 - $154 per night.
We have negotiated a special rate of $86 per night for either single or
double room. Hotel reservations need to be made separate from the online
reservations for the event. Reservations can be made over the phone or
online now at:
1-800-610-0673 the best time to call is between 8 AM and 7PM Central time.
If you are routed to the National Mariott Reservation Center, which shouldn’
t happen between these hours but might, tell them that you need to talk to
someone on premises to make sure you get the good rate.
The better way to register is online at www.mariott.com/ictwe . Select the
dates and enter the group code BACBACA to receive the discounted room rate.

Registration fees for BAC Fest 2006 will be:
For reservations received before August 1, 2006 - $25.00 for BAC members and
any one else coming in that member’s plane.
The cost for non BAC members and for BAC Members registering after August 1
will be $40.00.

Watch your e-mail and the website for further updates.

If you have questions send me an e-mail at dbuttram@aol.com and I will try
and answer them.

Dave Buttram
North Central Regional Director
BAC Fest 2006 Coordinator

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