2022 Schedule

2022 Convention Schedule

September 13-17, 2022


Monday, September 12th – Early Arrivals

  • Meals & time on your own

Tuesday, September 13th – Arrival & Registration

  • Registration opens at 3:00pm
  • Meals & time on your own
  • Hospitality room opens at 5:00pm

Wednesday, September 14th

8:00 AM Breakfast at Sturgis Airport
8:30 AM Safety Briefing / Instructions
9:00 AM Air Race/Scavenger Hunt
12:00 PM Lunch at Sturgis Airport
5:00 PM Shuttle Bus Transportation from Spearfish Holiday Inn
6:00 PM Dinner (order from menu) – Loud American Bar Sturgis
7:00 to 8:30 PM Free time in Sturgis
9:00 PM Drop off at Spearfish Holiday Inn
Hospitality Room Open after dinner

Thursday, September 15th

8:00 AM Breakfast at Sturgis Airport
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Free Time
2:00 PM Board Meeting
4:00 PM Transportation to Mount Rushmore
5:30 to Showtime Dinner (on your own) at Mt. Rushmore
8:00 PM Night show at Mt. Rushmore
11:00 PM Drop off at the Spearfish Holiday Inn
Hospitality Room After return from Mt. Rushmore

    Friday, September 16th

    7:30 AM 15 Timers breakfast at the Hotel
    8:00 AM Breakfast for all others at the Sturgis Airport
    10:00 AM Maintenance Forum at the Sturgis Airport
    11:30 AM Business Meeting
    • Lunch at the Sturgis Airport
    • Safety Briefing for flying games
    • Flying games at Sturgis Airport
    4:00 PM Cocktails prior to Banquet at the Hotel
    5:00 PM Banquet dinner
    Hospitality Room Open after banquet

    Saturday, September 17th – Departure

    7:00 AM Coffee & Donuts at the Sturgis Airport

    Activities in the area

    Bruce is planning group transportation for the possible flyouts/driveouts Wednesday & Thursday.

    Just like our convention last year in Atlanta, there is so much to do in South Dakota that folks will have to craft their plans from the wide array of attractions. Some of the possibilities include:

    Historic Deadwood

    In 1876, the Wild West town of Deadwood was born when prospectors came across a gulch full of dead trees and a creek full of gold. Historic Deadwood, SD is just as wild today as it was when legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock roamed the streets. Casinos, breweries and wineries, historical tours and shopping await.

    Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore National Memorial is in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. The sculpture’s roughly 60 ft. high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The site also features a museum with interactive exhibits.

    Badlands National Park

    The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds.


    Wall Drug

    A roadside attraction and tourist stop adjacent to Badlands National Park. Wall Drug consists of a collection of cowboy-themed stores, including a drug store, gift shop, several restaurants, and various other stores, as well as an art gallery and an 80-foot (24 m) brontosaurus sculpture.

    The New York Times has described Wall Drug as “a sprawling tourist attraction of international renown [that] draws some two million annual visitors to a remote town.”

    Scenic Needles Highway

    A spectacular drive through pine and spruce forests, meadows surrounded by birch and aspen, and rugged granite mountains. The road’s name comes from the needlelike granite formations that seem to pierce the horizon along the highway.


    Gold Mines

    Take a tour of the many gold mines in the area including the Black Hills Mining Museum.

    Take home some real Blacks Hills Gold! 

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