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January 11 – 15, 2018 – Board of Directors Meeting
Tuscon, Arizona

Hosted by the Janet W. Bragg Chapter, BPA – the January Board of Directors meeting will be held in Tucson, AZ from Thursday, January 11 to Monday, January 15, 2018. We will be staying at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton at the Tucson Airport and the registration fee is $150.00 ($154.00 via PayPal).

The Hotel: The Double Tree is within walking distance from the Tucson Airport baggage area just make a right turn and follow the sidewalk to the first hotel you come to. The hotel will also provide shuttle service by calling 520-225-0800. The room rate is $109.00 plus taxes and with other charges comes to $126.14 per night. Full breakfast buffet is included. This is a good rate since it is the peak season in Tucson. The rate is good from January 8 to January 18 for those that want to come early or leave later. The cutoff date for the rate is December 21, 2017. For reservations call 520-225-0800 or 800-222-TREE.

You can also go directly to the Booking Link: http://group.doubletree.com/BlackPilotsofAmerica.

The Registration Fee: Registration fee for Adults is $150.00 ($154.00 via PayPal). The fee for Student Pilots under 19 years old is $80.00 ($84.00 via PayPal). Late registration after December 22, 2017 will be $225.00 ($231.00 via PayPal). Make checks payable to Janet Bragg Chapter, BPA, PO Box 1295, Green Valley, AZ 85622

Aircraft Parking: General Aviation aircraft should park at Double Eagle Aviation (west ramp). http://www.2-eagle.com/

Weather: Because of the dry air the January weather will vary 30 to 35 degrees from day to night. In the day the temperature will be 75 degrees and the evening temperature will be 40 degrees. So please plan accordingly.

The Weekend Schedule:
Thursday January 11

1300 – 1700 – Registration and Hospitality Suite
1800 – Transportation leaves for Dinner at Lin’s Buffet  (Included in Registration Fee)
2000 – Hospitality Suite open

Friday January 12

0800 – 1300 On your own…(not included in Registration Fee)
1300 –  Transportation will leave the hotel for a presentation given by  Dr Michael Eng, noted western historian. The presentation will include – though not limited to –  Esteban, (Black Explorer), Francisco Xavier Marquez, (Tucson’s First Black Horse Soldier), Women of the West,   Frederick Remington’s Depiction of the Buffalo Soldiers and Charles Young and the Punitive Expedition. (Included in Registration Fee).
1830 – Transportation leaves for Dinner at Lil Abner’s Steak House (Included in Registration Fee)
2100 – Hospitality Suite

Saturday January 13

0700 – Transportation leaves for breakfast with the Boys and Girl’s club. Most of these children have never seen a black pilot. Please wear some BPA apparel. Indicate on the registration form if you going to attend. (Included in Registration Fee)
0930 – Board of Director’s meeting  – Theatre Room
1200 – 1300 Lunch in the Finnegan’s Room (Included in Registration Fee)
1330 – Board Meeting resumes
1830 – Transportation departs for Dinner at Dunbar,  BBQ dinner (Included in Registration Fee)
2100 – Hospitality Suite

Sunday January 14

1100 – Transportation leaves for Brunch at The Hacienda Del Sol (Included in Registration Fee)
1300 – Tours (Select one on registration sheet) (Included in Registration Fee)
        Biosphere 2 – biosphere2.org/
        Kitt Peak – www.noao.edu/kpvc/
    Pima Air Museum/Titan Missile Museum – www.pimaair.orgwww.titanmissilemuseum.org
1830 – Transportation leaves for Dinner at Gee’s Garden (Chinese) (Included in Registration Fee)
2100 – Hospitality Suite

Monday January 15

Departure (Not included in registration fee)

Event Forms (PDF Format)

Event Registration Form (click to open PDF in new page)

BOD Meeting Details (click to open PDF in new page)


Dress is casual for the entire event.

If you want to visit the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) otherwise known as the Bone Yard it is done through the Pima Air Museum. Since the Bone Yard is on Davis Monthan Air Force Base, the base will be closed from Saturday thru Monday. So the last tours will be on Friday during your visit in Tucson. Reservations cannot be made and you have to go to the Pima Museum and buy a ticket for the tour. There are only two tours a day at 1100 and 1400. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis. So you need to get to the Museum early, suggest at least two hours.

If you plan to travel to Mexico (not recommended) you will need a passport or a passport card. Driver’s license will not get you back in the United States without a lot of trouble in the process.


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