0700 – 0845 • “Prairie Meadows Praise Team Singers”
0800 • Opening Ceremony & Flag Raising by Rio Rancho JROTC 0815 • Exhibit Hall, Youth Aviators Center, Builders’ Corner open; Aircraft Judging Begins 0830 – 0945 • WINGS Safety Seminar:“Flying the New Mexico Backcountry” – NMPA 0900 – 1100 • “Resonance” band 1015 – 1130 • Seminar: “Can Electric Aircraft Pull General Aviation Out Of The Nose Dive?” by Will Fox 1130 • Aircraft Judging closes, People’s Choice ballots due 1230 – 1300 • Gathering of Pilots (Photo) and Aircraft AwardsPresentation – EAA179 1300 – 1500 • “Time Travelers” band 1330 – 1430 • Public Presentation: “Formation Flying” by Chile Flight 1400 • Raffle Drawing, Featured Prizes 1500 • Exhibit Hall, Youth Aviators Center, Aircraft Builders’ Corner closes
Live Music throughout the day!
Start the day with the Prairie Meadows Praise Team Singers, opening with the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and an assortment of uplifting acoustic/vocal music.
Kicking off the festivities mid-morning is Resonance, with energetic dance music to waggle your empennage.
Headlining in the afternoon slot, Time Travelers takes you on a magic carpet ride through time, with rock’n’roll favorites from the 1950’s to present.
Best Amateur Built – Jerry Wymer, Harmon Rocket, N49GW Best Contemporary – Brent McCall, PA-24-260 Comanche, N9272P Best Helicopter – Miguel Jimenez – Channel 13, Eurocopter AS 350 B2, N134TV Best Sailplane – Dan Marotta, Stemme S-10VT, N995J Best Vintage – Ryan Carson, Luscombe 8E, NC2408K Best Warbird – Chuck Swanberg, Ryan L-17 Navion, N4581K
People’s Choice – Lee Otto, VANS RV-10, N326JL Kids’ Favorite! – Phil Phillips, Cessna L-19 / O-1 Birddog, N219TH Most Distant Fly-In – Jim Money, Beechcraft S-13 Bonanza, N1947M Oldest Aircraft – Chris Wilson, Interstate S-1B1, N46333
Kids’ Favorite! – One Aviation, Eclipse 550 N229BW GRAND CHAMPION – Fred Krueger, Stearman E75 NC4787V
Best Amateur Built – Mark Sturm, Velocity N653TS Best Contemporary – Bob Rausch, Piper Lance N7123H Best Vintage – Ryan Carson, Albuquerque; Luscombe 7E NC2408K Best Warbird – Phil Phillips, L-19 / 0-1 Birddog N219TH Best Light Sport – Doug Rhodes, Magni M-22 N223DR Best Trike – Jim Britt, North Wing N10364 Furthest Home Airport – Kyle Grimm, Vans RV-4 (from KFDK) N884JB Oldest Aircraft – Kurt Winker, Piper J-3 Cub (1942) N41567 People’s Choice – Fred Krueger, Stearman E75 NC4787V
Since the beginnings of fixed-wing aviation, pilots have been flying air tours to exhibit aircraft capabilities and share their passion for aviation. This tour will highlight aviators, aircraft and significant historical events along Route 66.
Pilots and crew will fly the planned route, landing at community airports for commemorative celebrations, museum visits, and brief presentations highlighting general aviation.
The public is invited to join us, viewing aircraft and interacting with pilots and crew at each stop. This tour is sponsored by Chapter 179 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
2018 Route 66 Air Tour PHOTOS – See our FACEBOOK page for Photos and Published articles
REGISTRATION CLOSED for 2018 Tour
PAY BY CHECK: Download REGISTRATION FORM, complete, and mail to EAA 179 PO Box with your check.
PAY ONLINE: Download REGISTRATION FORM, complete and email to email@example.com. Click to pay here, and enter the total tour cost for participants in your aircraft:
IMPORTANT!!!Make your own reservations directly for overnight accommodations:
Tucumcari: Rates at the Roadrunner Lodge include a basic breakfast (2 eggs, hash browns, toast, and coffee or tea) at “Kix on 66” diner. Rates at the Safari Lodge in Tucumcari are lower, but do not include breakfast. The “Kix on 66” has a nice and very reasonable breakfast menu, and it is within easy walking distance from both hotels. Both hotels are offering their standard winter rates without further discount. Make your reservations through their web sites.
Las Vegas: Special “Air Tour” rates at the Historic 1882 Plaza Hotel will be honored through January. Room descriptions are available on the Plaza Hotel web site. To reserve your room, call (505) 425-3591 (ask for “Air Tour” rate)
Winslow: This stop is designed as a relaxing finale to the Route 66 Air Tour with no formal activities planned. The La Posada Hotel (http://laposada.org/ ) was a beautiful, iconic Santa Fe Railroad hotel and Fred Harvey Restaurant (Harvey House) that opened in 1930. It was the last AT&SF hotel constructed, and it was designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter. It has been lovingly restored and updated and includes the Turquoise Room, an outstanding restaurant with a good wine list and a nice, intimate bar. You can tour the hotel, watch the trains, and relax by the fire in the ballroom, reading or recapping the weekend with your fellow Air Tour participants.
Reserve your room at the La Posada Hotel or other lodging and dining options are available in Winslow, if you desire. We have arranged transportation to and from hotels for your stay. Taxi service is available in Winslow.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Santa Rosa Route 66 Airport (KSXU)
1300 – 1500 Coffee Stop, take off on old Route 66!
1400 Community Presentation
Breakfast at “Kix on 66” Diner Moriarty Airport (0E0)
1100 Presentation, Community event
Lunch at Commemorative Air Force Lobo Wing Hangar
View historic sites enroute to KLVS. Las Vegas Municipal Airport (KLVS)
1600 Presentation, Community event
1830 Social and Dinner
Las Vegas History presentation
Overnight: Historic 1882 Plaza Hotel http://www.plazahotellvnm.com/
Sunday, February 18
Breakfast at the Plaza Hotel
View historic sites enroute to KGNT
Grants-Milan Airport (KGNT)
1130 Presentation, Community event
Lunch at the ‘60s-style WOW Diner
Tour Cibola County Airway Museum
View airway markers, Painted Desert, and Meteor Crater enroute to KINW
Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport (KINW)
See the original TAT hangar and terminal & enjoy “Standin’ on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona”
Overnight and dinner at La Posada/Turquoise Room or other accommodations of your choosing. http://laposada.org/
Monday, February 19 (Presidents Day)
Breakfast on your own, depart for home.
Best Homebuilt – Robert Anderson, Santa Fe; Vans RV-8 Best Vintage – Ryan Carson, Albuquerque; Luscombe RE Silvaire Best Contemporary – Jean-Pierre Held, Santa Fe; Cessna C-180V Best Warbird – Chuck Swanberg, Sandia Park; Ryan L-17B Furthest Home Airport – Tom Navar, El Paso; Cessna 180 Oldest Aircraft – Kurt Winker, Los Lunas; Piper J-3 Cub (1942) People’s Choice – William Dubois, Santa Rosa; Ercoupe 415-C/D
LOEFI 2019 Best Vintage, Oldest Aircraft and People's Choice!
LOEFI 2019 Best Contemporary, tied for Kids' Favorite!
LOEFI 2019 Best Amateur Built
Rans S-7 Courier
LOEFI 2019 Best Light Sport Aircraft
North Wing Apache X2
LOEFI 2019 Best Trike
Ryan L-17 Navion
LOEFI 2019 Best Warbird
Beech B300, CSI Aviation
LOEFI 2019 Tied for Kids' Favorite!
LOEFI 2019 Most Distant Fly-In
Best Amateur Built – N4QV, Questar Venture, Will Fox Best Contemporary – M990P, Cirrus SR-22, Lance Hunter Best Vintage – NC32016, Waco UPF-7, Greg Sullivan Best Warbird – N4581K, Ryan L-17 Navion, Chuck Swanberg Best Light Sport – N686R, Rans S-7 Courier, Stan Johnson Best Trike – N10364, North Wing Sport X2, Jim Britt