Arlington 2010 Fly in Announced!
<Arlington Fly-In July 7-11, 2010
The 25 page Arlington EAA Fly-in NOTAM for 2009 (likely repeated for 2010) contains complete details as to approach procedures, VFR & IFR arrivals, Diagrams, Photos & more. It is a MUST READ for all who plan on attending. They have their own ATC and arrival special procedures need to be followed by all!
The fly in at Arlington is 5 months away, and the staff has agreed to give us the same deal as last year!
This would mean more great exposure for BAC!
The executive committee has OK’d the registration fee (reduced again for us) and so now…
the planning has to commence quickly, since the administration at Arlington want to be able to put the BAC info on their website!
This would be GREAT publicity for BAC, and so we are putting out a preliminary call for volunteers to man the tables.
We need to know as soon as possible anyone who would be willing to help out. Free admission will be provided for all table volunteers. In the past, we have asked for a two hour shift from as many as possible, as often as possible. Last year is seemed we had an overflow of help…. but that’s what BAC is all about! Comraderie!
It is a five day event that requires our booth to be manned Wed 7/7 through Sat 7/10 from 9am to 5pm and on Sunday 7/11 from 9 to 3. So lots of help is needed.
PLEASE, help us out…… this will no doubt go a long way in promoting our great club.
So far we have :
Wednesday July 7th
Thursday July 8th
Friday July 9th
Saturday July 10th
Sunday July 11th
Times that are scheduled (above) can be changed around to accomodate anyone that wishes to volunteer. I would be better if we could spread the joy, so to speak, but we have to have commitments in order to make this happen.
This should be a lot of fun, like last year, and another great event for the Beech Aero Club!!
We are planning a BAC dinner for all the volunteers (and really anyone that wants), probably Friday or Saturday evening….BAC will be picking up the tab! So we’d want to be conservative.
We are wondering what sort of eats we want to reserve.
I personally love service/quality and overall experience of the Skagit River Brewery in Mt Vernon. Besides some great beer brewed on site, the food is A-1. Atmosphere is really great too. It’s a local hangout, so the prices are not that bad.
Check it out: Skagit River Brewery Website
And a couple of suggestions by Marty (last year):
Bistro San Martin Website
Mirkwood & Shire Cafe Website
Input from everyone is welcome. How far do we want to drive? What sort of cuisine?
Arlington’s clarification on the arrival procedures:(from last year)
Lets take the NOTAM question first. You do not have to fly the green line on page nine. You may fly direct to Green Valley on Friday and Saturday arrivals. All other days you can fly direct to Arlington.
The majority of our arrivals come from the south up the west side so we put a suggested route for those. Any one can fly direct to Green Valley, be aware that we know traffic can be heavy on the routes depicted in the NOTAM.
Regarding the passes, if I understand your question correctly you will receive five weekly admission tickets with your vendor booth. There is no charge for camping UNDER the wing of an airplane, but there is a charge for camping in the RV/Tent campground and that is not covered in your booth fee.
We look forward to having you at Arlington this year and anything we can do to assist you please don’t hesitate to ask.
For your pilots who will be flying in and camping under the wing we will have “grill stations” available in the aircraft parking areas for them to cook on. This will eliminate the need to bring the ‘grill’ as part of the camping packing. Hopefully save them some weight to take home goodies they may find here.
Here are some web cam shots (real time) that may assist any flying to the event with weather concerns. I have included popular waypoints and airport cams from San Diego to just North of Arlington (KAWO)
These web cam images are being provided as a service for pilots to view current airport conditions. It should not take the place of a pilot’s responsibility for obtaining a full, pre-flight weather briefing prior to flight from their local FAA Flight Service Station.