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BACFest 2012 – Gulf Shores, Alabama September 28-30, 2012

BACFest 2012
Gulf Shores, AL
September 28 – 30, 2012

BACFest 2012 has come and gone – see you in Virgina Beach next year.

The beautiful white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama will host the 2012 annual gathering of the baby Beeches. Jack Edwards Airport (KJKA) is located about ten miles away from the Island House Hotel, our headquarters for BACFest 2012. http://www.airnav.com/airport/KJKA

Registration Fee:

  • Members and their guests:
  • $80 per person by September 1.
    $110 per person after September 1.
  • Non-Members:
  • $110 per person by September 1.
    $140 per person after September 1.
    (includes 6 months BAC membership)

Hotel & Reservation Information:

  • The Island House Hotel
    26650 Perdido Beach Blvd.
    Orange Beach, AL 36561

    For Reservations Call:

  • 1-800-264-2642  1-251-981-6100

You may visit the hotel on the web at www.islandhousehotel.com. However, reservations must be made by phone and be sure to identify yourself as being with Beech Aero Club. Our group number is 2317726.

Group Room Rates:

  • $110 two queen beds
    $150 executive king suite with refrigerator (limited number available)
    Plus local taxes
    All rooms face the water and have a balcony

The group rate will be available three days before and after the meeting dates. Because this is a popular destination, it is best to make your reservations now and you can adjust them later, if necessary. The cutoff date for receiving the group rate is August 26, 2012.

For those traveling by commercial air, the Pensacola, FL (KPNS) airport is 31 miles to the east and is approximately 50 minutes away by car. All the major car rentals are available in the terminal.

If you would like to rent a car in Gulf Shores, Hertz rentals are available at Gulf Air Center, our host FBO at KJKA. Advance Hertz reservations are required by calling the FBO, 1-877-548-5324  or 1-251-968-5200  . Let them know you’re with Beech Aero Club.

The Gulf Shores area is geared toward tourism and is filled with restaurants, water activities, entertainment and shopping. Tanger Outlet Mall is located sixteen miles from The Island House Hotel.

The gulf will still be warm in September, so bring your swimsuit and plan to enjoy the pool or the beach. And don’t forget your camera.

Schedule of Events

BACFest 2012
Gulf Shores, Alabama
September 28 – 30, 2012
Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Wednesday & Thursday, September 26 & 27
· Early arrivals in Gulf Shores.
· Thursday evening – Optional dinner at Lambert’s (15 miles from the hotel).
· Shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall (16 miles from the hotel).
· Plenty of time to enjoy the pool and beach.
· Ample number of nearby ocean activities.

Friday, September 28
· Arrivals at Jack Edwards airport (KJKA) or commercially at Pensacola, FL (KPNS).
· Spend the morning visiting and walking the line at Jack Edwards airport.
· Planned tour to the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL (approximately 30 minute drive from hotel). Plan to depart the hotel by noon and return by 5:30 PM.
http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/ Free admission to the museum.
· Reception at the hotel from 6-7 PM. Hors d’oeuvres and open bar.

Saturday, September 29
· Luncheons & General Membership Meeting, noon – 1 PM. Buffet lunch & open bar.
· Reception and Banquet – 6-10 PM. Buffet dinner & open bar.
· There will be a drawing for door prizes Saturday night. As the grand door prize, BAC has purchased a Stratus™ receiver. Must be present to win!
· Stratus™ is the portable receiver that wirelessly streams NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and GPS position to ForeFlight on your iPad.
· http://www.sportys.com/PilotShop/product/17165?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=ps-+gps (click on or copy and paste this link into your browser)

Sunday, September 30
· Departures

Meeting registration on available at the BACFest Registration Page.
Please make your hotel reservations now to guarantee your room.

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