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BACFest 2015 registration is open!!! 89 Registered so far!!!!

October 1 – 4, 2015 –Dubuque, Iowa

The Greatest Value in Aviation!

Forget the AMU, no where is there so much included for your aviation dollar. 2015BACFestT-Shirt, Transportation from the Airport to the Motel and the events, Fly-out with lunch on Abel Island, Maintenance Clinic, Mississippi River cruise with dinner,Continental breakfast on Saturday morning, a shopping trip for the significant others with lunch, Member meeting with lunch, and a Banquet in the River View Room with prizes, all for $85 dollars.

The Schedule
Thursday, October 1:·1:00PM Flight Instruction by Club CFI’s
Bi-annual Flight Reviews
Wings Flights with Club CFI
Grass strip landings @ Abel Island
·1:00PM-7:00PM, BACFest 2015 Welcome at Blue Sky Aviation
Pickup Info bag (T-Shirt, Name Tag, Itinerary, and Local Info)
Pop,Hot Dogs, and chips for those that are hungry
Van provided to shuttle from the Airport to Hotel from 12:00 – 9:00PM
Friday, October 2:● 8:00AM,Meet at the motel lobby to travel to the KDBQ Airport for poker run
●8:30AM,Pilot’s meeting at Dubuque Airport
●9:00AM, 1
[SUP]st[/SUP]Departure of Poker Run final destination Abel Island
Three airports 27 min of flight time (24 min 15 seconds for Marty)
●10:00AM, Bus leaves Hotel for Abel Island with non-flyers
●11:30AM, Arrive at Abel Island for Lunch
Lunch by Joes Pizza
Award for best Poker Hand
Video of planes arrival
●12:30PM, Planes depart for KDBQ, Bus for Motel
Video of departures
●1:30 Bus leaves hotel for airport.
●2:00PM,Maintenance Clinic at Blue Sky Aviation (Next to Jet Center, KDBQ)
Stabilator Trim Actuator Lubrication
● 4:00PM ,Depart Airport for Motel by Bus
● 6:00-8:00PM,Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River
Short walk from Motel using the river walk
Saturday, October 3:●7:00-8:00AM,Continental Breakfast (Motel Meeting room)
●8:30AM Board Meeting
●9:30AM-2:30PM, Spouse’s shopping trip to Galena, ILL
Transportation and lunch provided
●12:00PM,Club Members Lunch
●1:00PM, General Meeting
●7:00PM,Banquet @ the River View Room
Video of Abel Island landings and departure during supper
Presidents Comments
10 Years of BACFest, Locations, Participants, and Pictures
Drawing for door prizes.
Sunday, October 4:●Departure
Hotel shuttle

The Airport

·KDBQ, Dubuque Municipal Airport is located south of Dubuque on top the bluff.It is a Class D airport with limited tower operations.There is a large ramp next to the city owned Jet Center FBO.Home of the University of Dubuque Flight department it is a training airport with multiple Corporate Flight Departments.This is a great Fly-in airport with no difficult airspace to cross.
The Hotel

·The Grand Harbor Resort and River Convention Center will be our base location.Located along the Mississippi River with direct access to the River Walk.

There are several attractions within walking distance including Diamond Joe’s Casino,the Mississippi River Museum, and the Port of Dubuque.The downtown is a few blocks more with many great restaurants.

The Fly-Out

·Poker Run with stops at KPVB (20NM), 73C (11NM), and the final destination Abel Island (20 NM).Abel Island is a 2,500 grass strip with an elevation of 620’ with a great deal of parking space.The strip is level and in good condition.With an October date there will be adequate length for our Musketeer line.We will have lunch, talk aviation, and video as the fleet arrives and departs.The flight back to Dubuque will be 29NM down the Mississippi river valley with great scenery for the 13 min flight.Total flight time without taxi is approx. 1 hour.A chartered bus will bring the non-fliers to the island to join in the lunch.Check out the Abel Island website for more information on the airstrip http://abelisland.com/.The Dinner Cruise

·Our Dinner Cruise will be via the Miss Dubuque with a capacity of 150 passengers.The upper Mississippi is very scenic with high bluffs and a wandering channel.

The Shopping Trip

·The Significant Others that are not interested in the Members Meeting will have the opportunity to travel by bus to Galena, Illinois for a shopping trip and lunch.Galena is a unique attraction with shops lining sidewalks on both sides of a river.Don’t worry about the airplane weight and balance for purchased items.UPS will be glad to deliver them to your door.

The Banquet

·The Banquet will be at the River View Center over looking the Mississippi River. During dinner we will play the video of the arrivals and departures at Abel Island, Inspiration from the Club President, watch a presentation of 10 years of the BACFestEvents, and pass out door prizes.
·The cost of Registration for the event is $85.Watch for registration to open up on the club website.
·As part of registration we would like to know the following information to provide adequate resources.
Would you like to schedule a CFI for Thursday?
Will you participate in the fly-out to Abel Island?
How many in this registration will ride the bus to Abel Island?
How many in this registration will participate in the shopping trip to Galena, IL?
What tail number would you want embroidered on your T-Shirt and the size.
A block of (thirty rooms have been reserved at the Grand Harbor Resort & Motel in Dubuque.To reserve a room:
Call: 1-866-690-4006.
Select option #1 for the Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque, IA this will
transfer you directly to the hotel.

Tell the receptionist you are with the Beech Aero Club and you would like to
make a reservation for a block room.
The cost for a room is $89 on Thursday and Friday. Saturday is $129
The water park is not included in the room price.If you have a family and want tickets to the water park make sure you tell the receptionist.
Do not wait until two months before the event to reserve a room.This is popular destination and it will fill up.Make a reservation and cancel if you are in doubt.

Send me a email @ this linkjp@getxray.com and tell me how many attending .I will email the pay pal invoice which can be paid by credit card or check. Hotel reservations are done by using the hotel info above.

We hope to see you all at Dubuque!
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