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2022 Convention Schedule

September 13-17, 2022

Tuesday, September 13th – Early Arrivals

  • Dinner at the Airport

Wednesday, September 14th and Thursday, September 15th

  • Flyouts and drive outs to be announced

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

Friday, September 16th – Airport activities

  • Breakfast at the airport
  • Maintenance forum
  • Flying games
  • Dinner banquet and awards

 Saturday, September 16th – Departure

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.

https://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm

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.

https://custerresorts.com/activities/scenic-drives/needles-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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