LOBO Landing 2022 Asheville North Carolina

LOBO Landing 2022 registration is now open, CLICK HERE! This site will accpet reservations until Friday, September 30. Please read the following information for more details about the meeting.

Here are the details:

Arrivals Wednesday, October 5 all day at the Asheville Airport (KAVL). Signature Flight Support is the local FBO. They can arrange rental cars from Enterprise and National. They will escort you to parking and transport you from the ramp to the FBO. When you sign up, please let us know what day and time you plan to arrive, so that we can assist with transportation if necessary to the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park where the meeting will be held or to the welcome reception Wednesday afternoon. We will have LOBO volunteers at the FBO to greet you and provide your registration materials. LOBO has rented two seven passenger vans for the week to assist in transportation to and from the airport.

We plan to have an informal no-host gathering Wednesday afternoon at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Taproom. We will meet on the patio in back from 3 p.m. on. The brewery is just across the highway from the airport. There is a restaurant there and we encourage you to make reservations if you plan to stay on at the brewery for dinner. It is a very popular spot!

The program will begin early Thursday morning with presentations by LOBO, several flight instructors, as well as your keynote speaker Gary Reeves. There will be a Partner in Command session Thursday morning. Lunch will be served at the Hilton for both pilots and partners. The meeting will adjourn at 2 p.m. and activities will continue at the Asheville airport with the Partner in Command in-aircraft training, a ramp walk, and a BBQ dinner catered by a local restaurant. NEW! Last year's tool contest was a lot of fun, so this year we are hosting an "accessory" contest. Bring a photo or the accessory and be prepared to tell us how it made flying  your aircraft easier, more fun or more affordable! All ideas are on the table. Clever latches, tow bars, steps, handles, kneeboards, you name it. It doesn't have to be invented by you, either! If your accessory is available for others to buy, please bring a link to the website which sells it, if possible, for extra points!

Friday morning, the ground school will continue until noon. Lunch will be at the Hilton. After lunch, you can choose flight training if you have arranged that with your instructor, or enjoy the sights of Asheville. Friday night is the LOBO Banquet and Silent Auction at the Hilton.

Saturday morning will be a working breakfast, with the final ground school session and the LOBO annual meeting and election of officers. At 11 am, those who sign up for the Biltmore Estate tour will depart. This tour is an extra cost item and includes entry to the estate, a timed ticket entry to the Biltmore mansion, and a three course lunch at the Stable Cafe. We hope you choose to spend your weekend either on the tour or on your own exploring this amazing area and the beautiful fall colors.

For our Lancair Flygirls: Judy Pastusek is creating some special events for you. She planned a Flygirls brunch Friday morning at the historic Omni Grove Park Inn. If you would like to be on her email list, please contact her at judypas26 [at] hexial.net.

We have a special rate at the Hilton, $199 per night, which is very reasonable for this location at this time of year. The block is limited, and we encourage you to make your reservations early HERE. We are unable to expand the block, so please get your rooms soon. The block disappears on September 14, and the special rates will NO LONGER APPLY for reservations made after September 14.

Cancellation and Refunds:

We have kept our registration price at the same level as 2021, in spite of rising costs. Event registration for pilots includes all seminars and ground school, lunch on Thursday and Friday, dinner at the airport Thursday night, the Friday banquet, and breakfast on Saturday. Registration for partners (FlyGirls) includes the Partner in Command ground school, in aircraft briefing, lunch Thursday with the pilots and sponsors, dinner at the airport Thursday night, the annual FlyGirls brunch on Friday, Friday banquet, and Saturday breakfast. Pilots will also have an option to do a tour on Friday with the FlyGirls group. We appreciate your understanding of the cancellation policy we have in effect. You may cancel your registration until September 14 with only a $25 per person cancellation fee which covers LOBO's transaction fee and the cost of producing a refund check mailed to you. After September 14, there is no refund. LOBO is obligated to pay for rooms, meals, etc. whether you come or not as of this date.

We are very grateful for our 2022 Event Sponsors! Please thank them for their support of LOBO!

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