by sandy gainza
Our annual gathering will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 17, 2020. We are monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic, but are planning on holding the Landing as of now. We have reached out to our venue and expect further information when they re-open. They have committed to providing us with their procedures for keeping attendees safe as soon as the process for re-opening to guests is finalized
This year we convene at a luxury resort property, the Green Valley Ranch Resort, located in Henderson, Nevada just south and east of the famous Las Vegas strip. Our chosen property has beautiful grounds, a spa, shopping a short walk from the hotel; all of which offer our members and their spouses a place to vacation as well as learn. In addition to ground and safety training and new information from our sponsors and intriguing keynote speakers; you will have ample time and opportunity to explore our Las Vegas surroundings. You can sightsee, hike the Red Rock Canyon, hit the spa or the pool, see a show, helicopter to the Grand Canyon, or possibly find a slot machine somewhere!
We anticipate an increased number of LOBO members and guests will attend in 2020. October is a great month to be in southern Nevada. The temperatures are pleasantly warm, the winds lighten up, and the evening skies glow! Hotel rooms get scarce and prices rise because this is high season for visitors and conferences. We negotiated a special rate at the Green Valley Ranch of $190 per night for the Landing. You must call the hotel directly-and soon-at (866)782-9487 to reserve a room at this rate. Make sure to mention Lancair Owners and Builders Organization and use the code GCILOBO. You can also reserve your rooms online by clicking HERE. I recommend you do this now to make sure you have a room for the event. Hotels in the area regularly sell out in October.
The Henderson Executive Airport has agreed to host our group. It is one of three general aviation airports in the Las Vegas area and the most convenient to the downtown and strip areas. As it gets closer, we will have more details on parking and airport-based events.
Now that we have chosen the time and place, we are busy planning sessions that will equip our members with the tools necessary for safely flying and maintaining our high performance fleet of aircraft. We are actively seeking input from our members for topics and speakers that will provide us with the best and most timely information. If you have suggestions please contact me at s.gainza [at] lancairowners.com. Your board hopes to ensure you have the very best quality program, as well as lots of fun!
Registration will begin as soon as we finalize the meeting details and costs. Registration fees are set to cover the cost of the Landing. Note also that our Landing sponsors enable us to offset some of these costs. Your board works on an voluntary basis to make sure that the value of the Landing meets and exceeds your expectations. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us from October 15 to 17, 2020 in Las Vegas!!