BACFest Portland – September 17-21, 2014Pearson 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.
, 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/C330 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
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.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 1pm Lunch is served for all Members and guests ( location Vancouver Hilton)
1:30 Pm to 4 PmBeech 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, 2014A 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 https://www.beechaeroclub.org/showthread.php/9661-BACFest-2014-Planning?p=67109&viewfull=1#post67109