Grants NM CPA-CAHS-CCHS Fly-in Event Report

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Lance Barber, CPA Grants-Milan New Mexico Fly-in – April 24-26

The Colorado Pilots Association hosts numerous fly-in events in and out of state for their membership. This year’s first fly-in will be, April 24-26/25-26, to the Grants-Milan Airport, Grants New Mexico. This event is being co-host by CAHS with the Ciboloa Count Historical Society. CAHS pilots are welcome to joint this event. This airport has the Airway Beacon Museum and restoration of the Flight Services Museum. Steve Owen of Grants is one of our Society’s esteem AvAr Field Agent and has worked with us on Colorado crash sites and led us to crash sites in his territory. The local chamber of commerce will be preparing sites and transportation. See CAHS’ website for details: www.colahs.org

Local volunteers will provide transportation between airport, motels, museums, galleries, and Chamber Presentation. Host will also rent a van to transport us.

Visit to a aircraft crash site may not feasible with the other historical venues. A second flyin at a later date or next year can focus on an AvAr crash site.

PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday
11-noon -- First arrival window
Noon -- Welcome and host lunch, grilled mystery meat, aka dogs and brats
1-3pm -- Late arrivals and Tour of Airway Beacon and FSS Museums
3-6pm -- Motel check-in and happy hours
evening dinner at local restaurants

Saturday
9-10am – Second arrival window
10:30 – Noon – Grants Chamber of Commerce Local History Presentation, location tba
Lunch at local eateries
1:30 –4pm – Local art galleries, mining museum, historic walks
4:30 – 6pm – Happy hours, location tba
evening dinner at local restaurants

Sunday
8-10am breakfast and motel checkout
11am – last tours of Airway Beacon and FSS Museums
afternoon departures

Chamber of Commerce and Steve Owen will be meeting and will recommend specific attractions and motel(s) and pricing, vehicle rentals and volunteers for transportation. A nominal registration fee may determined.
PREREGISTRATION TO ME: LANCEBARBER@COMCAST.NET
This will help on blocking out rooms and transportation. THANK YOU!

DETAIL EVENT AND FINAL REGISTRATION IN APRIL NEWSLETTER.
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