|Lance Barber, PRE-REGISTRATION FLYER|
CPA Grants-Milan New Mexico Fly-in – April 24-26
The Colorado Aviation Historical Society and Cibola County Historical Society (CCHS) will host this first CPA fly-in event of 2015. CAHS pilots are welcome to join in this event at the Grants-Milan airport (GNT). The growing Airways Museum here is restoring the 1953 CAA Flight Service Station; Steve Owen of CCHS is our CAHS Aviation Archaeology partner here. The local Chamber of Commerce (www.grants.org) will assist with event planning. See CPA’s or CAHS’ websites for updates and details at: www.coloradopilots.org or www.colahs.org .
Free shuttle vans, or your rental car, will provide transportation between airport, motels, down-town museums and galleries, and the area visitor center. *Personal car rentals, at $50 per day, must be made well in advance. On Friday, a shuttle will run to the golf course clubhouse for ‘duffing’ and a 19th hole visit. *Red Lion Inn hotel runs $55 per nite plus tax, with breakfast. Other meals are "on own." (AvAr Note: An aircraft crash site visit may not be feasible with the other activities, and weather. A second fly-in at a future date can focus on AvAr crash sites.)
*Car rentals: Glenn Bailey, Corley Ford, 888-524-4624
*Red Lion Inn: 505-287-7901; http://www.redlion.com/grants
PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday 11-noon: first arrival window. Mid-Day -- Welcome; shuttles (or hike) to lunch at WOW Diner; tour CCHS Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum at airport.
Afternoon - Motel check-in, golf course happy hour, and dinner at local restaurants.
Saturday 9-10am – Second arrival window.
10am at Visitor Center: Intro to Regional History, Culture, & Aviation (90 min);
*Mid-Day - lunch at local eateries; then explore downtown's art galleries, shops, and the State Mining Museum. Other options are lava beds & volcanos scenic van tours, OR, Route 66 and Acoma 'Sky City' Pueblo tour ($22 per person).
Evening: Social time, dinner - local restaurant(s).
Sunday 8-10am breakfast and motel checkout; last tours of Beacon and FSS Museum, afternoon departures (you may also extend your visit for other sites)
Send PRE-REGISTRATION INFO TO LANCEBARBER@COMCAST.NET by Sunday April 8.
FEES may run about $20 per person depending on pre-registration.
Phone __________________________ Email _______________________________
Plane type and N# ________________________________ YOU NEED RIDE: YES _____
Emergency contact name/phone ________________________________________________
DO YOU have seats available for share a ride ___________
Interested in any of the Saturday visits? _________________________________________
Flyer info will be updated on coloradopilots.org and colahs.org
Questions: contact Lance Barber at 303-946-9901 or above email.
Colorado Aviation Historical Societylocated at 7711 East Academy Blvd. Denver, CO
mail to: PO BOX 201615 Denver, CO 80220