Annual 2016 CT and Light Sport Fly-In, Page, AZ
October 13 - 16, 2016
The time has come to start your planning for this year’s 9th Annual Page CT and Light Sport Fly-In, hosted by CTFlier.com. John-Olav Johnsen and Tim Greer are now taking the helm and between us we are the new “Roger Lee” for planning and execution of this terrific annual event. We will try to do as good of a job as Roger has done all the years past. Big shoes to fill!
Notice that this is now billed as the “CT and Light Sport Fly-In and is hosted by CTFlier.com”. While as in years past the focus is primarily on CT aircraft, we are extending a welcome to any Light Sport aircraft to join us, not just CTs!
Dinner Thursday night is the “official” kick-off of the fly-in and starts at 1730 hrs. at the Ranch House Grill. This is just 2 blocks north of the hotel at 819 Navajo Drive.
This year’s Page, AZ Fly-In date is Thursday October 13 - Sunday 16, 2016.
“Official” arrival is Thursday, Oct. 13th and we head for home Sunday morning Oct. 16th.
We will do group flights over the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley (breakfast), Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon (breakfast), Bullfrog Marina and Resort (breakfast), once again also up to Escalante, Utah (breakfast) and this year we are adding a new route into the mix...to Monticello, Utah via spectacular Comb Ridge. Each year we change a few things to add variety to the experience. A total of 35 rooms have been blocked off at the Clarion Inn with a rate of $65 (2 queen beds). Breakfast is free in the mornings. The Clarion has not only a continental breakfast but a hot breakfast menu as well.
We hope to have a record number of CT's and LSA aircraft for our Page Fly-In. Just like in years past make your reservations early so you don't miss out; the hotel won't hold all 35 rooms forever. Book it now and you can cancel up to 24 hours before Oct. 13th. Get it booked and reserved, then if you have to cancel you can, but if you wait again then you may not be staying with the rest of us and at your own peril for rates and possibly a different hotel. They book darn near the whole town in October. "You must tell them you are with the CT Group for your reference and the rate of $65 a night or you will end up being charged full price. Ask for the General Manager, Illisa M. Tso if you have any issues with your reservations or contact either John-Olav or Tim through the CTFlier.com forum.
Clarion Inn - Page
751 South Navajo Drive
The Ranch House Grill will again cater our evening dinners. We will have evening meals together Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
We will fly into the Page airport - KPGA.
We are staying with Classic FBO. The CT Fly-In group will receive a 30 cent per gallon discount on fuel.
Classic is not the first FBO next to the runway, but the second one behind them.
The Antelope Canyon tour and the tour of the Glenn Canyon Dam is open if anyone wants; you make these tour arrangements on you own. These are land tours.
You are welcome to invite other planes that are not CT's and everyone is welcome. Find some more LSA's. Everyone is welcome!!!
It is important that you attend the dinner each evening to take part in the flight briefings and to sign up for what flights you want to take the following morning if you intend to fly in one of the groups. The advantage of being in a group flight is safety plus flight leaders are experienced and knowledgable with the geography and routes of the flights.
Don't miss this, we always have fun.
Everyone coming please send John-Olav an email through the CTFlier.com forum so we can put together a roster and make name tags. If you attended last year and we have your personal info then just say you are coming. If you did not come last year then we need your email to include: N#, Names of you and co-pilot, cell phone number, city, state.
This is a big help in organizing our flights since we have so many planes and it gives old friends and new friends a way to contact each other if need be.
Thanks. Looking forward to seeing you all in Page!
John-Olav Johnsen and Tim Greer, CTFlier.com Page Fly-In Administrators
EXTRA - THE COLORADO RIVER RAFT TRIP
A 1/2 day raft trip is set for Thursday Oct. 13th from Glen Canyon Dam down to just above Lee's Ferry.
You must tell them you are with the CT group!
This is a change from previous year’s trips in that the half day river trip will take place on the normal “arrival day”, Thursday October 13th. There was no availability of rooms to support a Wednesday trip this year. So, while Thursday is official “arrival day” there are no Fly-In events planned until the kick-off dinner at 1730 hrs. For those taking the Thursday river trip, if you want to take advantage of seeing a spectacular stretch of the Colorado River, you need to plan on a Wednesday October 12 arrival. Again, there are only 12 rooms available at our CT rate prior to Thursday so plan accordingly. The trip starts in Page at 1100 hrs where we will take a shuttle bus down below the dam. We will board a 20-22 person raft and travel down river for about 1.5 hrs. and get out for drinks and photos. Then back into the rafts and on down close to Lee's Ferry. Then we turn around for a high speed run in the raft back to the start. We will be back in Page by 1600 or so. There are no white water rapids, just a nice calm trip down through the canyon. The cost for all of this is $83 a person. The phone number for the reservations is 928-645-9175. BE SURE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS PART OF THE CT GROUP WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS! If you want to bring a lunch that is okay. You can also order a lunch at the time you make your reservation, cost is $10.50. Drinks are provided.
Don't be left out. They have a 48 hr. cancellation policy and you get it all back except a $7 charge. A block of 12 rooms out of the block of 35 have been reserved for October 12th for those planning on taking the river trip.
BRING YOUR HAT, SUNGLASSES AND SUNSCREEN.
Here is the link for detailed information: http://raftthecanyon...day-raft-trips/
C’mon, get signed up and take part in the best CT and Light Sport Fly-In in the most spectacular setting with the best flying conditions any pilot could hope for!