Oklahoma City, OK April 26-29, 2018
A Thursday evening FAA sanctioned Safety Seminar at the hotel will start our flyout activities, presented by 2016 FAA WP Region CFI of the Year Gary Reeves, as arranged by USPA VP for Safety Education Mike Jesch.
On Friday USPA will tour the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center all day, including lunch there. Named for Senator Mike Monroney, "Mr. Aviation," who wrote and sponsored the act that created the Federal Aviation Administration, the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center is the largest training facility in the FAA. Training air traffic controllers, technicians, safety inspectors, providing supply chain logistics support to field operations, maintaining aircraft registrations, and pilot medical certifications, there isn't a part of the national airspace system they don't support. Those wanting to participate in the high altitude physiology training will need to provide specific information for the FAA a month ahead. For additional details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday will start with a guided tour of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum--the premier institution of western history, art, and culture. Lunch will be at the Museum Grill. Then on to one or more museums, including the 45th Infantry Division Museum where we can see one of the nation's largest collections of military firearms, World War II artifacts, learn about the Thunderbirds in Korea, and see exhibits on Oklahoma's early military history. Also the Science Museum Oklahoma, the state's premier destination for family fun, housing more than eight acres of hands-on science experiences with thousands of space, aviation, and cultural artifacts in the mix. From traveling beyond the Milky Way in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium and the explosive fun of Science Live to discovering where the familiar meets the fantastical in CurioCity, the museum allows your inner-child to run wild. Saturday evening will include a dinner and guest speaker TBA.
As a USPA member, affiliated state member, or guest you will enjoy our special group rate at a top notch property, an educational and fun lineup of activities, and great GA fellowship. Sign up now!
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Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites, 5700 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73132, www.marriott.com/okcex, 405 470-8484. Our rate is $99, plus tax, which includes a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. To obtain our special rate, you must tell them that you are with the United States Pilots Association. The cut-off date for our block of rooms is March 26, so reserve your room now. The hotel can't guarantee availability or the special rate after that date. There will be a hospitality suite in the hotel.
Airport and FBO: Valair Aviation at Wiley Post Airport (KPWA) (www.valairaviation.com) has offered to waive the $45 ramp fee, fuel is reduced to $4.50 gallon, and no tiedown fee. Rental cars can be arranged directly with Hertz or Enterprise or through the FBO at 405 709-1550. Consider sharing rental cars, and make your reservations NOW.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES