<July 8th – 12th at Arlington Washington
The 25 page Arlington EAA Fly-in NOTAM for 2009 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!
Arlington is less than 1 week away, and we have been invited to have a type club table in the big (main) tent!
This would be the FIRST EVER Beech Aero Club Type Tent at this west coast “Oshkosh” type event!
This would mean fantastic exposure for BAC!
The executive committee has OK’d the registration fee (reduced for us) and so now… the planning has to hit high gear real quick, 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 an urgent call for volunteers to man the tables.
In the discussion forums, there is a topic about this Fly-in, and we would greatly appreciate any and all members even thinking of attending to please reply in the topic so we can plan as needed.
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. It is a five day event that requires our booth to be manned Wed 7/8 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 be breaking new ground for BAC, but ground that will no doubt go a long way in promoting our great club.
So far we have :
Wednesday July 8th
Thursday July 9th
Friday July 10th
Saturday July 11th
Sunday July 12th
There are no slots that need filled, but those 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, and a great leap 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, am really happy with the 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:
Bistro San Martin Website
Marty has stepped up so’s to research other eateries, but some input from everyone is welcome. How far do we want to drive? What sort of cuisine? Marty has offered his services as designated driver, so that will be nice to not have to worry about setting that up.
Less than one week away!
This just in from Arlington as to the confusion on the arrival procedures:
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.