August 17 – 20, 2017 – General Membership
NOTE: Additional helpful information and links for flying in mountainous areas from Mr. Jesse Hayes – Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club:
We look forward to all of you coming to Paine Field, WA (PAE) from August 17-20. A few of you are planning to fly general aviation aircraft and others are planning to rent airplanes once they are in Washington. The Rockies, Cascades and Olympics are not to be taken lightly.
I encourage pilots to take this opportunity to consider strategies for flying in mountainous areas, even if only flying across the “hills” back east. Here is the link to an online course offered free by AOPA.
Please don’t forget – remind your friends, family and chapter members to register and reserve hotel rooms by 17 July 2017 using the links below.
Thursday, August 17 – Check-in and free time. The Hotel check-in time is 1600. The Presidential Suite is reserved for BPA Hospitality Thursday through Saturday.
Friday, August 18 Events (please see registration form to make your choice, and be sure to send that information)
There will be opportunities for museum tours, going to the Mukilteo Beach Park, touring the Mukilteo Light House, or taking the ferry over to Whidbey Island. We will also have workshops (listed below):
Museum of Flight Restoration Center – open tour, 0900-1200 (allow an hour)
Youth Programs Workshop – at Museum of Flight Restoration Center, 1000-1130
Flying Heritage Collection – guided tour, 1230-1430
Fundraising Workshop – at Rosehill Community Center, 1600-1715
Seattle Black History – Dr. Quintard Taylor, Blackpast.org, at Rosehill, 1820-1800
Museums at Paine Field:
Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection
Museum of Flight Restoration Center
Historic Flight Foundation
Numerous lunch and dinner options along Mukilteo Speedway and on the water front. Tulalip Casino is an easy drive north for entertainment and gambling.
Saturday, August 19 Expected Agenda
Formal BPA General Membership Activity, including BPA Business Meeting; Youth Program Activity; Lunch Picnic; Boeing Everett Factory Tour, BPA Legacy Gala
BPA Business Meeting, at Hilton, 0900-1200
RTH Youth Program meeting and Young Eagles flights, at Hilton, 0900-1400
Lunch/Picnic, at Future of Flight courtyard, 1200-1400
Boeing Everett Factory Tour, at Future of Flight auditorium, 1630-1800
BPA Legacy Gala, Saturday, August 19th, 6pm – 11 pm
The Hilton Garden Inn Seattle North/Everett is looking forward to your stay and has provided this BLACK PILOTS OF AMERICA INC. webpage for easy online booking. The alternative is to call the hotel directly to make your reservation.
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle North/Everett
8401 Paine Field Blvd
Mukilteo, Washington 98275
Phone: 425 423 9000 Sales office 425.320.2027
Make your reservations today! The BPA business meeting will be held at the Hilton and the BPA Legacy Gala will be next door at the Future of Flight.
In order to prepare for record numbers, we have blocked rooms for overflow in a hotel that is a mile or so down the hill. If you miss the block at the Hilton, contact Staybridge Suites.
9600 Harbour Place, Mukilteo WA 98275
425-493-9500 – Hotel
425-297-9539 – Sales Manager direct
Be sure to book your rooms before 17 July 2017 or you risk losing the BPA group rates. Contact the sales managers directly if you plan to visit couple days before or after the 17-20 August block.
Flying General Aviation?
Land: Paine Field, WA (PAE)
Recommended FOB is Regal Air. Ramp fees waived for seven days with gas purchase.
Hotel Shuttle available on request: Hilton: 425-423-9000. (Staybridge: 425-493-9500)
If you prefer, you can park adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn at the Future of Flight Aviation Center. Regal Air can send a fuel truck to you.
If you want to hangar your airplane, contact Castle & Cooke, 425-355-6600
Flying Commercial Air?
Land Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
If not renting a car or using Uber or Lyft… Make an advance reservation with Shuttle Express for transportation to the Hilton Garden Inn 425.981.7000 www.shuttleexpress.com (Reduced rate to Hilton $29)
Isac at Salina Towncar: 206-450-1139, email@example.com (Staybridge option)
Both hotels provide first-come first-served transportation within 5 miles of the airport. Red-Tailed Hawks will secure an additional vehicle(s) to shuttle members as well.
Adult: $130.00 (PayPal $134.00)
Youth (age 17 and under): $80 (PayPal $84.00)
The additional PayPal fee covers the expenses of using their service.
Note: A person MUST be 48” tall to attend the Boeing Factory Tour.
***NOTE*** Please indicate your dinner choice on the drop-down box before submitting your registration.
Please pay registration by 1 July 2017. With your registration payment return the completed Registration Form.